Connector system eliminates wiring errors in cylinder/sensor assemblies
A linear position sensor is combined with an M12 connector systems to create an easy to install compact sensor without crimp pins or wires to solder.
By Plant Engineering Staff
The Temposonics model MS linear-position sensor now is integrated with the M12 connector system. The M12 integrated connector system can be flush-mounted on the side of cylinders containing the Temposonics model MS linear-position sensor. The combination of these two products results in an easy to install compact sensor without the need of crimp pins, loose connector pins or wires to solder. These features eliminate the chance of mis-wiring the connector.
This connector design, based on an industry standard M12 interface, allows for a small contact carrier insert to be pre-assembled to the Temposonics M-Series sensor at the factory. The insert has all of the pins pre-inserted and maintains their proper orientation. The insert is small enough to fit through the cylinder and can be joined with the outer metal housing after it has been pulled through the sensor wire opening on the cylinder. Once the contact carrier insert is fed through the cylinder it is snapped into place in the outer housing and then the entire assembly is mounted to the exterior of the cylinder with four hex screws.
The MS sensor is an absolute, non-contact linear-position sensor in a compact 28mm design. With 100g shock and 15g vibration rating, the MS sensor was designed for harsh environments, especially those typically encountered in construction, agriculture and other off-highway machinery.
Along with high shock and vibration ratings, the sensor has 100V/m EMI protection. The MS sensor provides a measuring range of 50 - 2000 mm (2 - 78 inches).
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