Position sensors for industrial applications

Upon taking a closer look at the industrial fields, we can see what kind of challenges, such as hot or cold temperatures or humidity or continuous strong vibrations and shocks, must be faced during the various production processes.

These can come from the application itself or from the surrounding environment as not all machines operate under the same conditions. For example, a slitter and winding machine in Brazil will have to face higher temperatures and humidity than one in Finland. Other examples where strong shocks and vibrations and lots of waste materials occur are wood trimmers, as well as hot rolling mills, where the hot temperature of the steel is an additional challenge.

There are many more and different examples, but these give you a good picture of the challenges, one can come across when working in these fields. Understanding these, enables users to choose the right Temposonics® position sensors for the corresponding applications.

What are the position sensors doing when they are installed in an application?

The magnetostrictive position sensors deliver the most exact position and velocity measurement. If we take the hot rolling mills example, the sensors are used to determine the thickness of the steel. The rolls are connected to cylinders, which move up and down, and inside are the sensors installed. The user sets the thickness parameter and then the rolls work on the steel until the desired thickness is achieved.

How do you decide which sensor is the right one for your application?

In order to decide which position sensor is the right one for your industrial application, you need to know your system, the requirements the sensor should fulfill, possible approvals or standards that your industrial sector is working with. With this information it is easy to choose “your” sensor among our wide selection of position sensors for industrial applications. The full overview can be found here and if you are still unsure about how to pick the right sensor or you want to learn more, you can request information directly from us.