Magnetostrictive Position Sensors for Mobile Hydraulics

June 16, 2006

Elmhurst, IL (May 30, 2006) - ASM Sensors, Inc. has extended its successful family of magnetostrictive Position Sensors POSICHRON® with a new sensor series PCST25, which has been designed for special requirements in the field of mobile hydraulics.

POSICHRON® is an absolute, contact-free and wear-free position sensor measuring system. The sensor provides an absolute position measurement and supplies either a 0-10V, or 4-20mA analog output to enable a smooth integration of the hydraulic control systems. The PCST25 series with measurement ranges up to 5,750mm and linearity up to 0.02% for high accuracy is already available at ASM.

The extremely robust construction of POSICHRON® sensors with up to an IP 68 rating guarantees years of trouble-free operation. Due to their high electrical compatibility and extremely high resistance against shock and vibrations, POSICHRON® sensors are best suited for applications in extreme hostile environments, such as with off-road construction equipment.

ASM Sensors, Inc. is a leading company in the development, manufacturing and marketing of electro-mechanical linear 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 foodstuffs 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. ASM Sensors Inc., has its headquarters in Moosinning, Germany, near Munich which is ISO 9001 certified and is where both standard products and customized solutions are manufactured. Sales offices are located in Germany, France, the UK and the U.S.