As mentioned in our last post Magnetostrictive Linear Position Sensors are a common type of position sensor for hydraulic cylinders where high resolution is of primary concern. The sensor incorporates a stainless steel tubular probe (ie. “the Rod”) and is… Continue reading Magnetostrictive Position Sensor Replacement – Part II
Accurate sensing of linear position in hydraulic cylinders takes on more complex design considerations when targeting applications where a rugged outdoor environment is the operational norm. Environmental considerations include: Heat – Not just ambient temperatures but the temperature of hydraulic… Continue reading LVDT Based Position Sensors Offer Greater Longevity In Harsh Environments
Rod based magnetostrictive position sensors are historically one of the primary types of feedback sensors used on hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders where high accuracy was of primary concern. The sensor (often called an “LDT” or “MLDT”) incorporates a stainless steel… Continue reading Long Stroke Hydraulic Cylinders Part 2 – Replacing Failed Rod-Type Sensors.