Charcroft highlights new sensors for harsh applications at Sensors & Instrumentation Live with TT Electronics and Sensata Technologies

Charcroft Electronics, a specialist distributor and manufacturer of electronic components for harsh and high-end applications, will showcase new sensors from TT Electronics and Sensata Technologies at Sensors & Instrumentation Live 2019.

An absolute single-turn ACW4 sensor, from Sensata BEI Sensors, combines design flexibility with IP67 or IP67K protection against environmental conditions. The TT Electronics OPB9001 reflective sensor integrates an OPB9000 sensor with peripheral components in a small, robust package.

Sensata’s ACW4 sensor’s thermoplastic polyamide shell features a separate external activating magnet and a compact package with 50mm diameter and 24mm thickness. With no moving parts, the sensor also eliminates potential wear or misalignment. Operating on a universal supply of 5 to 30V DC the over-moulded, modular sensor offers analogue output in addition to PWM, CANopen and SSI outputs. Resolution is up to 12 bits per revolution with excellent resistance to shock and vibration.

TT Electronics’ OPB9001 sensor provides a flexible detection range and eliminates the need for peripheral circuitry, such as resistors, voltage regulators and capacitors. The sensor can be programmed to detect objects over distances from 2.5mm to 50mm, using standard 90% reflective material. The CE/UL-compliant sensor operates over an operating voltage range up to 30V and operating temperature up to 85°C with ambient light rejection to 25K lux. The OPB9001 sensor will be sampled to qualified applications.

The new sensors join Charcroft’s range of mission-critical linear and rotary position sensors, motion control, crash and tilt sensors in addition to optical and magnetic encoders. The sensors for which Charcroft provides specialist franchised support include sensors from Sensata Airpax, Klixon, Kavlico and BEI, as well as Fredericks Company and the TT Electronics Optek and Roxspur ranges.

Debbie Rowland, Director, explains, “Charcroft’s Product Specialists will be at Sensors & Instrumentation Live to assist engineers in solving the challenges of meeting robust sensor accuracy and reliability in harsh environments such as designs for the space, defence, rail, medical and industrial industries.”

Charcroft will be on stand number 61, Hall 2, NEC Birmingham, at Sensors & Instrumentation Live from 25 to 26 September 2019.

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