The Right Fit for Compact Mobile Hydraulic Cylinders:

July 25, 2006

Elmhurst, IL- ASM Sensors, Inc. introduces its new series of POSICHRON® magnetostrictive position sensors PCST26. This sensor series has been designed for use inside of mobile hydraulic cylinders with reduced installation space conditions. An extremely compact stick design, separate sensor electronics and the protection class IP69K make the sensor most suitable for hostile applications environments.

POSICHRON® is an absolute, contact-free and wear-free position sensor measuring system. The sensor carries out an absolute position measurement and is equipped with analog outputs 0-10 V, 420 mA, and alternatively with a digital pulse output Start/Stop or synchronous serial interface (SSI). The PCST26 can be integrated trouble-free into hydraulic control systems.

In addition to the compact design and a variety of mounting fl anges, the PCST26 possesses high electrical compatibility and is extremely resistant against shock and vibrations. Due to these features the PCST26 achieves the highest measurement accuracy even in extreme hostile environments.
The sensor electronics for active signal processing is housed in an external electronic circuit. In case of subsequent changes of interface requirements or in case of a sensor malfunction the electronic circuit can be leak-free exchanged without bleeding of the cylinder’s hydraulic oil. The sensor’s parameters such as measurement range and zero position can be adjusted as occasion demands.

The PCST26 position sensor series is available with measurement ranges up to 5,750mm and protection classes up to IP69K. The linearity is specified up to +/- 0.02% full scale and the sensor’s repeatability is 0.001%.

ASM Sensors, Inc. is a leading company in the development, manufacturing and marketing of electro-mechanical linear and rotary position sensors for use in commercial and industrial applications. With over 25 years of experience of serving all sectors of industry, such as automotive production, aeronautics, medical engineering, the steel industry, wood processing, commercial vehicles, the food industry and warehousing technology. ASM Sensors has set industry standards in position measurement by providing innovative products to help automate processes and increase safety in the workplace.