Hermetically-Sealed, Spring-Loaded LVDTs Provide Precision Data for Online Parts Quality Contr
Spring-loaded LVDTs are used in R&D labs for quality testing, printing operations for roller alignment, and automated production lines for dimensional gaging of parts in go/no go inspection.
By: NewTek Sensor Solutions
Featuring a stainless-steel, spring-loaded probe assembly and welded ¾-inch diameter hermetically-
Customized versions of NewTek Spring-Loaded LVDTs operate in higher temperatures up to 400°F (204°C) and environments with radiation up to 30MRad. A high-precision gaging probe, available in .315 in (8 mm) and .375 in (9.5 mm) diameters, offers extremely reliable performance in measurement ranges from ±.040" (±1.0 mm) to ±0.200" (±5 mm).
NewTek offers its Spring-Loaded LVDTs in AC, DC voltage, or 4-20 mA current outputs. The AC-operated LVDT gage heads are ideal for operation in higher temperatures as the sensor is segregated from the electronic circuitry. While the LVDT works in a hostile environment, a signal conditioner - that provides power to the sensor and demodulates output - operates remotely in a benign area. (NewTek offers its NTC-600 Signal Conditioner (https://www.newteksensors.com/
Where temperature exposure is not an issue, a DC-operated LVDT gage head can eliminate the installation and cost of signal conditioning equipment. With electronics built into the assembly, the sensor simplifies mechanical set-up into automated machinery.
NewTek offers both standard off-the-shelf and custom units with a choice of probe contact tips, custom spring rates, and an optional pneumatic probe. Check out the video at https://www.newteksensors.com/