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Gill Sensors Launch their Smallest, Fastest, Highest Resolution Position Sensor to Date
The fastest, smallest and highest resolution sensor in the Gill Sensors range of position sensors has just been launched for harsh industrial applications.
The Blade20 features Gill’s patented induction technology principle and represents a significant breakthrough in position sensing, with a single product allowing the measurement of linear and shallow-arc motion as well as long-stroke measurement with a single micro sensor. With a fast update rate for quick positional feedback, it is suitable for a wide range of applications that require fast and accurate position measurement in a dusty or dirty environment.
The core electronics are 40% smaller than the previous generation and the latest technology offers 12-bit resolution capable of data sampling at speeds up to 15 KHz. The product is currently offered with 0.5-4.5V and 0.5-10V outputs, and a 4-20mA variant is planned for release early in the New Year.
To assist engineers in retro-fit applications this sensor has a unique two-part modular construction. This enables the metal mounting section to be rapidly customised at the factory to suit exacting customer requirements without extensive re-engineering of the product. Being a solid state sensor, it has no moving parts and so has an unlimited mechanical life and is sealed to IP68 to prevent dust or water ingress.
“We’re very proud of what we have achieved in delivering next generation induction technology to provide faster, more accurate position measurement,”
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Enquiries: Kay Bocock. Gill Sensors Ltd. Saltmarsh Park, 67, Gosport Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9EG. Tel: +44 (0) 1590 613400
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November 29, 2012