Inductive linear position sensor fits in rear endcap of hydraulic cylinders

August 16, 2016 //By Julien Happich
Alliance Sensors Group a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC has expanded its in-cylinder position sensor product line to include the MHP-7 series linear inductive sensors, designed to be installed into the rear endcap of hydraulic cylinders for operation at pressures up to 5000psig.

Their 1-inch hex aluminum or stainless steel housing are suitable for mobile hydraulics, factory automation machinery, or oil and gas exploration equipment, and mount to the cylinder with a standard male o-ring port thread. The MHP-7 series sensors are based on a proprietary contactless inductive sensing technology (without a magnet) with a short stroke to length ratio. They employ a 7mm diameter probe inserted into an 8 mm (5/16 inch) gun-drilled hole in the cylinder rod to measure position rather than a ring magnet or pot contact spool. They are offered in ranges from 25 to 600mm full scale with a wide variety of on analog I/Os and either connector and cable terminations.

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