The non-contacting MTS 360 SMD Rotary Position Sensor combines a through-shaft design with 360º absolute position feedback in an ultra miniature size. It is reliable for up to 25 million cycles. Its size of 6 x 17 x 18 mm lets you integrate a fully featured rotary sensor directly on to a PCB without the packaging issues that typically accompany encoders or other absolute position devices. It operates on Hall effect technology to enable true non-contacting through-hole shaft sensing using standard SMD features. The offset through-hole accommodates the vacuum pick up tool, allowing use in automated SMD assembly systems. The new device offers electrical angles up to 360° with no dead band and linearity as low as ±0.5%. Rated for use at -40º C to +150º C, the sensor can operate up to 300 RPM and can be programmed with full-scale output with angles shorter than 360°.
Piher International Corporation
Filed Under: Packaging, Sensors (position + other), Test + measurement • test equipment