Durable cable transducer offers simple, adaptable installation

June 2, 2009
BEI Industrial Encoders’ new linear cable transducer provides digital position and speed feedback information in a rugged, easy-to-install package. Model LT25 cable transducer utilizes a flexible measuring cable mounted to an internal spring-loaded spool and a quadrature encoder output to precisely measure linear motion applications.  The sturdy cable is made of nylon coated stainless steel for ultimate strength and has a measurement range up to 125 inches.Easy to install, simply connect the LT25 cable to your moving equipment and secure the base to a fixed object. Hard to reach areas or worries about shaft misalignment are now not a problem. The LT25 cable transducer allows for easy reorientation of the mounting bracket or encoder connector position, giving users added adaptability to their installation.  With an IP66 rating, the LT25 is a perfect solution for a variety of industrial measurement challenges including wet, dirty, or outdoor environments or applications where your measuring range travels over a harsh environment. • Enclosure: Anodized Aluminum and glass filled • polycarbonate (transducer), die cast aluminum • (encoder) • Measuring Range: 0 to 125 Inches • Measuring Cable: Nylon Coated Stainless • Steel (.034 Dia.) • Maximum Velocity: 80” per second • Measuring Cable Tension: 24.8 ± 30% oz • Rotational Sensitivity: 12” ± .020 in/rev • Maximum Retraction Acceleration: 10 G • Weight: Approximately 3.3 lbs (max) • Mechanical life of cable: 1.3 million cycles (min) (1 cycle = 1 extension + 1 retraction) • Supply Voltage: 5-28 VDC available • Voltage/Output: 25V/V: 5-28 VDC in, Vout = Vin • Current Requirements: 100 mA typical + output load, 250 mA max • Code: Incremental • Shock: 50 g’s for 11 msec duration • Vibration: 5 to 2000 Hz @ 20 g’s • Humidity: 98% RH without condensation