Magnetic Field Sensor Delivers Direct Analog Output
Working on pneumatic cylinders, TURCK’s new WIM45 magnetic field sensor provides a direct analog output for determining the position of a piston magnet. The device detects the position of a piston on standard pneumatic cylinders by utilizing a series of Hall elements, which sense the piston magnet and send a signal back to the processor. Users can reverse the sensor’s analog output slope by rotating the sensor 180 degrees. The 72-mm × 5-mm instrument’s immunity to EMC exceeds IEC EN 60947-5-2 and EN 61000-4-6 standards. Two pre-fixed tips are located on each end of the sensor to help seat the sensor in the T-groove until the screw is tightened for single-handed mounting, and the screws are made with a tool steel alloy.