Basic Linear Sensors

Basic linear sensors are robust, precise and simple.  This set of sensors is also narrow - 10mm wide - which means they can fit in tight spaces.  Standard sensors are available from 25mm to 300mm measuring length.

The basic linear sensor is a Type 1 sensor (find out more about how sensors are classified and what this means for CTU selection in our FAQ). A single CAM204 Central Tracking Unit (CTU) chip can operate up to 4 Type 1 sensors, including a mix of linear and rotary.

 

 

Features

  • Simple non-contact target
  • Full absolute sensing
  • Standard 4-layer PCB process
  • Stable across temperature
  • Highly repeatable

 

Applications

  • Motion control
  • Actuator position feedback
  • Precision front panel controls
  • Valve position sensing
  • Industrial potentiometer replacement
  • LVDT replacement

Performance

  • Up to 5mm Target Gap
  • < ±0.25% Linearity Error at optimum Target Gap
  • Position change < ±0.2mm across -40°C…85°C, ≤ 3.5mm Target Gap
  • < ±0.25mm Position Offset Error
  • Up to ±1mm Y Misalignment
  • Can be installed 2mm from aluminium sheet

Testing and development

The following parts are recommended for getting started with the basic linear sensor

Part NoDescriptionComments
013-0007 Assembled 25mm linear sensor 25mm sensor length
013-0008 Assembled 50mm linear sensor 50mm sensor length
013-0009 Assembled 100mm linear sensor 100mm sensor length
013-0013 Assembled 150mm linear sensor 150mm sensor length
013-0010 Assembled 200mm linear sensor 200mm sensor length
013-0019 Assembled 300mm linear sensor 300mm sensor length
013-1005 Standard Target Compatible target, best linearity
013-6001 6-way sensor connecting cable Connects from linear sensor to Development Board
013-5034 CAM312 Development Board Compatible Development Board including CAM312 chip. Can process two sensors.*
013-5030 CAM204 Development Board

Compatible Development Board including CAM312 chip. Can process up to four sensors.*

*Compatible development boards include the CAM312 Development Board, which operates up to 2 Type 1 sensors (Set Sensor Type to 4).   For applications requiring more than 2 sensors connected to the same CTU chip, use the Type 1 CAM204 Development Board which operates up to 4 Type 1 sensors.

Basic linear sensors are robust, precise and simple.  This set of sensors is also narrow - 10mm wide - which means they can fit in tight spaces.  Standard sensors are available from 25mm to 300mm measuring length.

The basic linear sensor is a Type 1 sensor (find out more about how sensors are classified and what this means for CTU selection in our FAQ). A single CAM204 Central Tracking Unit (CTU) chip can operate up to 4 Type 1 sensors, including a mix of linear and rotary.

 

 

Features

  • Simple non-contact target
  • Full absolute sensing
  • Standard 4-layer PCB process
  • Stable across temperature
  • Highly repeatable

 

Applications

  • Motion control
  • Actuator position feedback
  • Precision front panel controls
  • Valve position sensing
  • Industrial potentiometer replacement
  • LVDT replacement

Performance

  • Up to 5mm Target Gap
  • < ±0.25% Linearity Error at optimum Target Gap
  • Position change < ±0.2mm across -40°C…85°C, ≤ 3.5mm Target Gap
  • < ±0.25mm Position Offset Error
  • Up to ±1mm Y Misalignment
  • Can be installed 2mm from aluminium sheet

Testing and development

The following parts are recommended for getting started with the basic linear sensor

Part NoDescriptionComments
013-0007 Assembled 25mm linear sensor 25mm sensor length
013-0008 Assembled 50mm linear sensor 50mm sensor length
013-0009 Assembled 100mm linear sensor 100mm sensor length
013-0013 Assembled 150mm linear sensor 150mm sensor length
013-0010 Assembled 200mm linear sensor 200mm sensor length
013-0019 Assembled 300mm linear sensor 300mm sensor length
013-1005 Standard Target Compatible target, best linearity
013-6001 6-way sensor connecting cable Connects from linear sensor to Development Board
013-5034 CAM312 Development Board Compatible Development Board including CAM312 chip. Can process two sensors.*
013-5030 CAM204 Development Board

Compatible Development Board including CAM312 chip. Can process up to four sensors.*

*Compatible development boards include the CAM312 Development Board, which operates up to 2 Type 1 sensors (Set Sensor Type to 4).   For applications requiring more than 2 sensors connected to the same CTU chip, use the Type 1 CAM204 Development Board which operates up to 4 Type 1 sensors.

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