Linear and rotary encoder sensors are a diverse family - choosing the right solution takes time and care. Now, alongside magnetic and optical encoder sensors, there is another option for measuring linear and rotary applications. For engineers seeking high precision and robust alternatives to traditional encoder sensors CambridgeIC’s inductive non contact solutions provide absolute measurements even in challenging applications and complex product designs.
Encoder sensor alternatives for precise position sensing
Based on innovative resonant inductive position sensing technology, CambridgeIC’s position sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure linear position. This gives an high precision sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute linear, rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications, including linear actuators and float level sensors.
Position sensing for tight corners
How challenging? When compared to optical or magnetic encoders, this solution is very tolerant of dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and shock, misalignments and wide measuring gaps. It is particularly cost effective where there is limited room or the system needs to sense position on many axes.
This makes CambridgeIC position sensors suitable for many applications, including robotics, cameras, high resolution printers and steering telescopes and antennae.
Save design time with deep integration
Designs are available for a huge range of geometries - arc position measurement, rotary position measurement and linear position sensing and support is available to design custom sensors.
Working with CambridgeIC position sensors is straightforward - sensor blueprints are available in Gerber format to integrate with customers PCB. These designs work with CambridgeIC’s central tracking unit chips (CTUs) to provide continuous calculation of target position. For evaluation or low volume production assembled sensor units are also available.