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Positek’s PIPS™ technology simplifies multi-point displacement measurement for large-scale structural monitoring tasks

For displacement monitoring on road and rail bridges and similarly large structures, a typical complement of several individually mounted Positek sensors, such as heavy-duty S115 series push-rod variant, can be used to monitor the real-time displacement between critical structural elements. These...

Sensor operating in Crosol textile carding machine

The sensor chosen for this measurement and control system was the Positek P502 small angle rotary sensor. The sensor measures a maximum angle of ±2.5° rotation and produces a 0.5V to 9.5V output over the range from a 24V supply. Potentiometers were originally rejected for the...

British sensors feedback position of water jets for USA support vessel

The Hamilton waterjets provide manoeuvring by using a reverse duct that can deflect the jet stream anywhere between maximum forward and full reverse thrust. In addition a steering deflector controls the lateral direction of the jet stream. By combining reverse duct and steering positions, full 360...

Sensor operating in forestry logging machine

In this application it was necessary to design the sensor with a small space envelope in the cylinder and to use an external electronic interface. The Positek P106 inductive position sensor was chosen for this application because of its small size and the compact electronic interface. Usually the...

New sensor makes life simpler for bakery machinery makers - and users

Sasib Food and Beverage manufactures a wide range of baking machines for producing food products from flat sheet dough such as crisps and biscuits. During the continuous process, gauge rollers form the dough into a flat sheet of the correct thickness before the biscuit shapes are formed, cut out...

Sensor operating in adverse conditions for paper machine

The paper is produced from pulp which is fed onto a 'tape' and is then passed through a hot section, running continuously at over 90°C, which gradually dries the pulp out until it is strong enough to be handled as a continuous sheet. The whole process is simple in nature but the...

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