New Angular Position Transmitters

June 13, 2007
Rugged KINAX position transmitters are designed for absolute measurement of angular position. Based on a non-contact differential capacitor system, these low-torque transducers withstand vibration, EMI, harsh environments, and offer 12-15 years MTBF. Kinax transmitters offer superior reliability and ease-of use over potentiometers and optical encoders. Angular position from 0-5° to 0-360° is converted to a standard 2-wire 4-20 mA process signal using any 12 to 33 VDC loop power supply. Factory ranged versions with zero and span potentiometers are available as well as PC programmable versions that allow custom ranges and linearization. Single or double-ended shafts are available from 2 mm to 1/4 inches in diameter. Versions are available with heavy-duty housings, reduction gears, or for linear position (0.5 to 5.5 inch stroke). * Non-contact, vibration resistant technology outlasts potentiometers * Any angle, 10°-270° with up to 60% adjustability * Output signals from 0-1 mA to 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA * Shaft diameter: 2 mm, 6 mm, ¼" * Typical applications: valve position, cutting blade angle, water cannon position