Turck have added a new, compact WIM45 magnetic field sensor to their line of cylinder position sensors. The WIM45 provides a direct analogue output for determining the position of a piston magnet on all types of pneumatic cylinders, delivering accuracy than indirect analogue monitoring with potentiometers or linear position systems.
The WIM45 detects the position of a piston on standard pneumatic cylinders by utilising a series of Hall elements, which sense the piston magnet and send a signal back to the processor. Users can reverse the sensors analogue output slope by rotating the sensor 180 degrees.
This feature eliminates the need for two separate sensors and helps streamline the production process. The WIM45s immunity to EMC exceeds IEC EN 60947-5-2 and EN 61000-4-6 standards. With a housing size of 72 mm long and 5mm wide, the WIM45 is a compact analogue magnetic field sensors.
The sensor is equipped with a robust mounting system to ensure stability during operation. Two pre-fixed tips are located on each end of the sensor to help seat the sensor in the T-groove until the screw is tightened. This ensures easy, single-handed mounting even while the sensor is upside-down.
The screws are made with a tool steel alloy that ensures stability and resistance to vibration under harsh conditions. WIM45 sensors include a broad range of accessories, from precision mounting to wire-strain relief products, to facilitate installation in all T-groove pneumatic cylinders.