Inductive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon have represented more precision and innovation for decades. induSENSOR displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used extensively in applications for automated processes, quality assurance, test rigs as well as in hydraulics and pneumatic cylinders.
The advantages of these displacement sensors are well known and highly valued, and include ruggedness, reliability under harsh conditions, high signal quality and good temperature stability. These are available in five different series which serve as basic models for customer-specific requirements.
induSENSORs of the EDS series are protected by a pressure-resistant stainless steel housing. The sensor electronics and signal conditioning are completely integrated in a sensor flange. As a target, an aluminum sleeve is used, which is integrated for example into the piston rod and is passed over the sensor rod in a non-contact, wear-free manner. The EDS series sensors stand out due to their short design compared to their measuring range. Furthermore, the robust design of the sensors provides resistance to both shock and vibration. The sensors are therefore particularly suitable for applications where conventional measurement technology can no longer be used.
The specific sensor configuration of the LDR series of linear displacement sensors is characterised by its short, compact design and small diameter. The sensors are equipped with a plunger and operate using external electronics with temperatures up to 160 degrees Celsius. The low cost LDR sensors are also ideal for high volume installations in restricted spaces in industrial environments.
In order to measure displacements, positions, strokes, deflections, dislocations, etc. in vehicles, machines and systems, LVDT displacement sensors with external controller are suitable. LVDT displacement sensors have a plunger which moves freely in the sensor housing. The plunger is joined to the object by a thread to transfer the movement of the measurement object. They provide extreme accuracy also under difficult ambient conditions.
As well as the version with plunger, gage sensors are also available. These are primarily used for measuring and inspecting workpiece geometry. The gages have an axial cable output and are equipped with either a plain bearing-guided plunger and spring, or with a pneumatic push rod. The sensors are suitable for high volume applications with medium requirements in terms of service life and dynamics.
The displacement sensors of the LVP series are equipped with a plunger which is connected to a target. The LVP sensor operate using an integrated micro electronics. The extremely short sensor lengths makes them perfect for restricted installation space.
VIP sensors operate with a contactless moving ring and integrated micro electronics. There is no mechanical contact between the measuring element (ring) and measurement object. The sensor therefore operates without any wear. The optimum ratio of measuring range to installed length of the sensor reduces the installation space needed for the VIP series which opens up versatile construction and installation possibilities.