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TURCK’s QR24 rotary position sensor extension offers additional output options

Turck Australia has expanded the QR24 rotary position sensor line with the addition of incremental and analogue outputs.

Based on TURCK’s rotary inductive sensor technology, the QR24 provides contactless position detection and wear-free performance in a variety of industrial applications ranging from solar energy plants and harvesters to crane vehicles and AGVs. These additional output options allow for more precise and configurable data collection via IO Link or EasyTeach. The TURCK QR24 is part of the company’s industry-recognised Q-track family of sensors.

Rotary feedback is critical in nearly every installation, with the equipment relying on their mechanical bearings to provide proper tolerance and position of the internal system. However, over time, this results in mechanical wear, vibrations and potential leaks, requiring spring elements.

The QR24 rotary position sensors provide superior performance without the need for contact or bearings, with the extension providing many of the same output types as an encoder or potentiometer while eliminating wear and extending sensor longevity.

TURCK Product Manager Marty Cwach explains that TURCK has incorporated more and varied output types to the already robust line of rotary feedback devices in response to rotary feedback applications becoming more diverse. TURCK’s QR24 line extension incorporates these new requirements and meets or exceeds the demands.

Key features of TURCK’s QR24 rotary position sensors include multi-coil system providing high resolution, while ensuring 16-bit noiseless operation; double resonator system, providing increased distance capabilities and high-end signal processing with a multi-core microprocessor for enhanced speed; fully potted and sealed IP69K/IP67-rated housing to protect against moisture and dust in demanding environments; and flexible parameterisation via IO Link or Easy Teach, allowing the sensor to easily adapt to specific application requirements. 

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