T hermo Fisher Scientific has released the "smart" Temposonics III series of position sensors with DeviceNet interface.
DeviceNet is a bus architecture that allows up to 64 nodes to share one data highway. DeviceNet provides precise, fast, and reliable data processing for high-speed control in industrial automation applications, multi-tasking capabilities, simplified bus wiring, sensor-based diagnostics, and easy expandability.
Temposonics III sensors offer modular construction and non-contacting magnetostrictive technology.
Two application housings are available: rod-style (model RH) and profile style (model PB). The model RH sensor cartridge can be quickly replaced in the field for sensor lengths up to 72” (1830mm).