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Linear displacement transducer for mobile hydraulic applications

Ametek Factory Automation has released an embedded linear displacement transducer (LDT) with shock and vibration resistance for demanding mobile hydraulic applications.

With shock resistance of 1000Gs and vibration tolerance of 30Gs, the new Gemco 958A transducer provides long life in extreme operating environments, says the manufacturer.

The 958A is designed for mission-critical mobile heavy equipment applications. It offers accuracy and reliability with high resolution and precision repeatability.

The transducer uses the latest generation of Ametek’s field-proven magnetostrictive position-sensing technology to give absolute analog position, accurate to 0.04 per cent of the programmable sensing distance. A variety of analogue outputs are available to meet user needs.

The rugged, rod style LDT fits entirely inside a hydraulic or clevis style cylinder. This protects the transducer from outside conditions and allows use where there is no room for external devices.

It can be powered from 8V to 30V DC at 1.6W, making it easy to fit into a variety of systems. It includes a unique built-in diagnostics capability that displays the health of the unit and helps aid in troubleshooting problems if they occur.

The 958A is easy to install and set up. Units can be ordered in span lengths from 2” (50mm) to 100” (2540mm) and come standard with either integral cable assemblies, bare leads or M12 style connectors.

Applications include:

  • Agricultural equipment
  • Hydraulic cylinder OEMs
  • Heavy-duty commercial vehicles
  • Construction equipment
  • Mining equipment
  • Forestry harvesting
  • Railroad grinding
  • Material handling
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Transportation
  • Control instrumentation


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