G101 Stand Alone Linear Position Sensor

CSA approved intrinsically safe sensors for hazardous gas atmospheres

Linear

This sensor at a glance

Available in any measurement range from 0-5mm to 0-800mm

Longer operating life than a potentiometer

Fast delivery options available

Body Diameter: 35mm

Sensor Mounting: M5 rod eyes, body clamps or M5 threads

Spring loaded pushrod option available

Sealed to IP65/67 depending on connector/cable option

Independent Linearity:
< ±0.25% up to 450mm
< ±0.5% over 450mm
< ±0.1 % option available

Resolution: Infinite

Temperature range: -40°C to +80°C

The intrinsically safe G101is CSA approved for use in potentially explosive gas/vapour atmospheres. The G101 is designed for industrial and scientific feedback applications and is ideal for OEMs seeking good sensor performance for arduous applications in hazardous areas. The unit is highly compact and space-efficient, being responsive along almost its entire length.

The G101, like all Positek® sensors, provides a linear output proportional to displacement. Each unit is supplied with the output calibrated to the travel required by the customer, from 0-5mm to 0-800mm and with full EMC protection built in. The sensor is very robust, the body and push rod being made of stainless steel for long service life and environmental resistance.

Overall performance, repeatability and stability are outstanding over a wide temperature range. The sensor is easy to install with mounting options including M5 rod eye bearings and body clamps. The push rod can be supplied free or captive, with female M5 thread, an M5 rod eye, or dome end, Captive push rods can be sprung loaded, in either direction, on sensors up to 300mm of travel. The G101 also offers a wide range of mechanical options, environmental sealing is to IP65 or IP67, depending on selected cable or connector options.

Positek intrinsically safe sensors are designed to be used with a galvanically isolated amplifier. Approved galvanic isolation amplifiers (G005) are available from Positek; there is a choice of 0.5-9.5V or 4-20mA transmission outputs.

The sensor can be installed with a cable length up to 1km between the sensor and the amplifier.

Intrinsic Safety

CSA  Approval
This sensor is CSA approved to:
Class I, Zone 0
Ex ia IIC T4 (Ta = -40°C to +80°C)
AEx ia IIC T4 (Ta = -40°C to +80°C)
Designates the sensor as belonging to; Class I, Zone 0: suitable for all areas except mining, : can be used in areas with continuous, long or frequent periods of exposure to hazardous gas / vapours. Protection class ia IIC, denotes intrinsically safe for Zones 0, 1 & 2 and IIA, IIB and IIC explosive gases. Temperature class T4: maximum sensor surface temperature under fault conditions 135°C. Ambient temperature range extended to -40°C to +80°C. Approval only applies to the specified ambient temperature range and atmospheric conditions in the range 0.80 to 1.10 Bar, oxygen <=21%.
Galvanic Isolation Amplifier
It is imperative Positek® intrinsically safe sensors be used in conjunction with a galvanic barrier to meet the requirements of the product certification. The Positek G005 Galvanic Isolation Amplifier is purpose made for Positek IS sensors making it the perfect choice. Refer to the G005 datasheet for product specification and output configuration options.

The Positek® G005 Galvanic Isolation Amplifier is available with 0.5 - 9.5V or 4 - 20mA transmission output options or reverse outputs of 9.5 - 0.5 volts or 20 - 4 mA.


Dimensions

Body Diameter
35mm
Body Length
See drawing
Push Rod Extension
Measurement length +9mm
Push Rod Outside Diameter
9.5mm
Travel
Any stroke from 0-5mm to 0-800mm (e.g. 305mm)
Independent Linearity
<±0.25% up to 450mm
<±0.50% over 450mm at 20°C
<±0.1% up to 400mm available on request
Temperature Coefficient
<±0.01%/°C Gain & <±0.01%FS/°C Offset
Resolution
Infinite
Noise

<0.02% FSO

Frequency Response

>10KHz (-3dB);


Temperature Limits

Operating
-40 to +80°C
Storage
-40 to +125°C


Other

EMC Susceptibility
EN 61000-6-2
EMC Radiated
EN 61000-6-3
Vibration
IEC 68-2-6: 10g
Shock
IEC 68-2-29: 40g
MTBF
350,000 hrs 40°C Gf
Sealing
IP65/IP67 (connector) / IP67 (cable)
Electrical Connections
Screened cable with 0.25 mm2 conductors or integral connector

Positek offers a range of options for its standard sensors. Each sensor is manufactured to suit each customer's preferences. If your requirement is outside the options given below, Positek can modify/ redesign a sensor to suit your specific requirement. Standard options are available as below:


Measurement Range

Factory set to any length from 0-5mm to 0-800mm in increments of 1mm. For example, if your application requires 10" (254 mm) measurement, then Positek will manufacture the sensor specifically for this length. The mechanical length and calibration will be set up for 254 mm.


Connector/Cable Options

Option
Option Code
Connector - Hirschmann GD series Axial IP65
J
Connector - Axial, IP67 M12 4 pin - without trim adjustment
J+Z600
Connector - Axial, IP67 M12 4 pin - with trim adjustmentJ+Z601
Connector - Radial IP67 M12 4 pin
K
Cable with axial M12 gland, IP67
L (3 core cable)
LQ (5 core cable)
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Cable with axial short gland, IP67
M (3 core cable)
MQ (5 core cable)
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Cable with PG9 gland Radial, Gland, IP67
I (3 core cable)
IQ (5 core cable)
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Cable length - The standard length of cable supplied with a Positek position sensor is 50cm although you can specify any length you require up to a maximum of 15,000cm
Specified in cm after the L/LQ, M/MQ or I/IQ e.g. L200 for 200cm cable from axial cable gland


Mounting Thread Size Options

Option
Option Code
M5 rod eye on body (only with option "I" or "K")
N
Body clamps, 1 pair (see drawing)
P
Body clamps, 2 pairs (see drawing)
P2
M5 rod eye on push rod
U


Push Rod Options

Option
Option Code
Spring loaded (extended) (up to 300mm stroke - for longer strokes please contact Positek)
R
Spring loaded (retracted) (up to 300mm stroke - for longer strokes please contact Positek)S
Dome end on push rod (only with option "R")
T
Non captive push rod
V


<+/-0.1% FSO Linearity error (≥10mm and ≤400mm stroke length) Option Code
Z650


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