Piher Introduces Second Generation 360 Degree Position Sensor

Oct30_PiherPIHER Sensors and Controls S.A. has introduced the second generation non-contacting PSC-360 Hall effect rotary position sensor featuring an integral six-pin mating connector that features all the inherent advantages of the original proven model. The PSC-360 IC magnetic sensor package eliminates the need for wire harnesses and separate mating connector.

This integral connector version uses the Delphi Metripack 150.2 series (12162210/12162260 /12162261). Using triple-rib peripheral silicone rubber seals, the PSC-360 IC family is well suited for exceeding the environmental requirements in most off-highway, industrial, marine, agriculture and heavy equipment applications. Additionally, the PSC-360 IC Sensor offers high temperature capabilities with operational performance between -40°C to 125°C and high accuracy over 360° with as little as 0.5 percent linearity error.

The technology used by Piher breaks through the traditional magnetic fluctuation and complex circuitry barriers. Piher’s technology is only sensitive to the flux density coplanar with the IC surface, which eliminates those problems and optimizes accuracy for absolute position feedback from 0 to 360°. The package maintains a true non-contacting air gap between the rotating magnet and the fixed sensing system.

Designed with the permanent magnet as the only moving component, the PSC-360 IC sensor provides a mechanical life of up to 50 million cycles. Further durability is incorporated with the fully sealed magnet and the sensor’s electronics (sensing system) encapsulated in molded plastic, providing a completely sealed IP67 rated sensor that is completely impervious to humidity. These features are well suited to harsh environmental exposure where shock, vibration, high humidity and dust are unavoidable.

Piher’s technology is not only true absolute – maintaining the sensor’s true position even after a power interruption, it also offers redundancy achieved with a dual core version within the same housing. The result is a highly configurable sensor that offers an improved solution for the severe conditions found in industrial equipment, food processing, agriculture, off-highway, precision robotics, and HVAC monitoring and control applications. Specific uses include hand throttle control and throttle position feedback, accelerator and brake pedals, wheel angle for off highway vehicles and tractors, farm implement position feedback, forklift lift and tilt control, suspension height, marine, cranes and airport ground support vehicles.

Pricing is from $16.00 in production quantities. For a complete product overview please visit www.piher.net.