Linear Position Sensor

ICT100 Contactless In-Cylinder Linear Transducer

ICT100 Contactless In-Cylinder Linear Transducer

The ICT100 Contactless In-Cylinder Linear Transducer combines the best features associated with LVDTs and potentiometers into one rugged, contactless and highly reliable displacement transducer.

With a body diameter of only 10.1mm the ICT100 is ideal for installation into hydraulic and pnematic cylinder applications where space is at a premium. The ICT100 is ideal for use on medium stroke actuators and offers a choice of internal or threaded flange mounting configurations to suit tie-rod, welded and rear clevis-mounted cylinder types in stroke ranges from 25 to 2000mm. Two core configurations also provide the designer the following options:

* SLEEVED CORE – cylinder rods can be simply machined to accommodate the sleeve. This also gives the option of retro-fitting existing servo-cylinders with an upgrade to ICT technology.
* THREADED CORE – provides the designer with the minimum transducer body size and simplified installation requiring minimal machining.

With no electrical sliding contacts, the ICT100 has a working life which is almost limitless.

Signal conditioning is carried out in a separate electronics package (EICT) which can be located up to 10 metres away from the harsh environment in which the transducer may be required to operate. Operating from 10 to 60Vdc, the electronics module can provide a wide range of voltage output signals as well as a 4-20mA option. The electronics is housed in a high strength IP66 enclosure and includes user adjustment for zero and gain.