Four new sensor products improve the operation of myriad designs. A ZoneControl sensor goes between the rollers on conveyors. A rotary-angle sensor provides absolute, rotary position with a magnetic pickup. A magnetic-angle sensor for automated applications measures from 0 to 360° with absolute output. An ultrasonic sensor is identical to its electronic counterpart.
TM-950 Series temperature sensors use an open (exposed) thermistor design for faster response to temperature fluctuation than with closed (encapsulated) designs. The sensors can be used to monitor temperatures in any nonconductive fluid. Glass is fused inside the sensor housing, and inductive soldering around the thermistor leads to produce a hermetic seal.
The RapidPower Plus Series of high-torque, high-performance brushless servomotors are designed for higher-precision applications. The low-vibration BLDC motors use M-8 ceramic and rare-earth neodymium magnets, to provide quick acceleration and consistent speed (up to 15,000 rpm). Sealed ball bearings and reduced torque ripple from skewed magetization also ensure a smooth operation at any speed.
The FMA7400/7500 (elastomer seal) and (-SS) (metal seal) Series thermal-mass flowmeters and controllers overcome the limitation of many thermal-mass flow units when changing gas types. The unit’s database is built on thousands of native gas runs to establish correction functions that account for both thermal and physical differences among gases.
A harmonic gearhead featuring the latest harmonic, strain-wave gearing technology replaces larger, high-ratio planetary gearheads. The unit features high torque, true zero backlash, and extremely precise positional accuracy.