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Airpel non-stiction cylinder actuators, available from CGB Precision Products, offer precise position sensing

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CGB Precision Products  are stockists of Airpot Corporation's popular line of Airpel non-stiction air cylinder actuators that now feature a position sensing option.

The sensors used for this addition to Airpel non-stiction cylinder actuators are non-contact electronic switching sensors from Sick, which use state-of-the-art GMR (Giant Magneto Resistive) technology and are ranked among the most precise and accurate magnetically activated cylinder sensors available. The addition of GMR sensing technology offers OEM desingers an easy to install, secure, and reliable solution.

For those who want electrical output of piston postition, most Airpel non-stiction cylinder actuators are offered with an optional switch-activating magnet on the piston, as well as optional aluminum tracks attached to the cylinder that are especially designed for easy, secure mounting of the Sick position sensors.

Operating at 10-3- V DC,  these position sensors have repeatability of less than or equal to 0.2mm. Airpot have a several of the popular GMR sensor models with PNP or NPN output, as well as the matching accessory extension cables available in 2m and 5m lengths.

GMR sensor technology is based on the measurement of the average strength of the magnetic field. They greatly reduce the potential for troublesome double switching ensuring better accuracy and do not require adjustment to magnetic field polarity.

GMR position sensor chips are encased in small, yet rugged plastic shells and the entire sensor can fit in a common soda straw less than 3.2cm long. There is also a small LED window in the shell to allow visible indication of the switching signal.

The Sick GMR position sensor is specifically shaped to allow easy, secure, and user friendly installation into the t-slot aluminium track of the Airpel non-stiction air cylinder actuator.

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