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Position Sensors

TE Connectivity Sensor Solutions is a leading manufacturer of industrial linear and angular position, tilt, and fluid level sensors. Both off-the-shelf and custom position sensing solutions are available featuring core technologies, including inductive, potentiometric, magnetoresistive, hall effect, reed switch, electrolytic, and capacitive sensing.

Sophisticated designs and manufacturing techniques provide reliable and cost-effective solutions for a broad range of harsh applications such as automotive, power generation, subsea, hydraulics, medical, HVACR, process controls, factory automation, security systems, military/aerospace, and nuclear. TE position sensors are available with analog and digital outputs. The comprehensive range of signal conditioning instrumentation meet the specific needs of OEMs and end-users.

Anisotropic Magnetoresistive (AMR) Sensor Components

 

Photograph of Position sensors magnetoresistive KMY, KMZ

MEAS KMY, KMZ

Photograph of anisotropic magnetoresistive sensor - MS32

MEAS MS32

Photograph of anisotropic magnetoresistive sensor - KMT32B-KMT37

MEAS KMT32B - KMT37

Package SOT-223, E-line 4 pin TDFN TDFN, SO-8
Type Linear low field sensor Linear low field sensor Angle sensor
Range -2 to 2 kA/m magnetic field 1 to 3 kA/m magnetic switching field 180° angle
Unique Features
  • High sensitivity
  • Low hysteresis
  • Linear to uniaxial field strength
  • Linearized ratiometric output
  • Temperature-compensated switching point
  • High accuracy
  • High resolution
Output Ratiometric with output voltage range 20 mV/V Ratiometric with output voltage range 20 mV/V Sine and cosine signals with output voltage range 20 mV/V
Resolution Typ. 0.1% of range Typ. 0.1 kA/m Typ. 0.01° to 0.1°
Accuracy Typ. 1.0% of range Typ. 0.1 kA/m Typ. 0.1° to 1.0°
Operating Temperature -40°C to 150°C -25°C to 85°C -40°C to 150°C (175°C on request)
Dimensions (mm) SOT: 6.6 x 7.0 x 1.6; E-line: 16 x 4.2 x 2.4 TDFN: 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.8 TDFN: 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.8; SO-8: 5 x 4 x 1.75
Typical Applications Non-destructive material testing, spray arm detection in dish washers, magnetic imaging, brake pedal position Piston position switch, reed switch replacement Steering position, flow meters, rpm meters, rotary encoders

 

 

Photograph of TE Connectivity Position sensor - MEAS KMT36H

MEAS KMT36H

Photograph of Position sensors TE Australia - MEAS KMXP Series

MEAS KMXP Series

Photograph of MR Position sensors - MEAS KMA36

MEAS KMA36

Package TDFN 2.5 x 2.5 DFN 2 x 6 TSSOP
Type Angle sensor Linear displacement sensor Angle sensor
Range 360° angle Absolute within pole pitch, else incremental 360° angle
Unique Features High accuracy
High resolution
360° full turn
For pole pitch
KMXP 1000: p= 1 mm
KMXP 2000: p= 2 mm
KMXP 5000: p= 5 mm
Low-cost MR encoder for rotational and incremental measurements
Output Three 120° phase-shifted output signals with output voltage range 20 mV/V Sine and cosine signals with output voltage range 20 mV/V Voltage 0 – 5 V, I2C, customer specific
Resolution Typ. 0.1° to 1° 0.1% to 1.0% of pole pitch Typ. 0.3°
Accuracy Typ. 0.01° to 0.1° 0.01% to 0.1% of pole pitch Typ. 0.1°
Operating Temperature -40°C to 150°C -40°C to 125°C -25°C to 85°C
Dimensions (mm) TDFN: 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.8 DFN: 2 x 6 x 0.8 TSSOP20: 6.5 x 6.4 x 1.2
Typical Applications Steering position, gage readings, rotary encoders Roller conveyors, circular saws, bending machines etc. Knobs, small robotics, angular / linear position

Angular Position Transducers - Inductive

 

Photograph of Angular position Transducers Inductive MEAS RVIT-Z

MEAS RVIT-Z

Photograph of Angular position Transducers Inductive MEAS R60D

MEAS R60D

Photograph of Angular position Transducer MEAS R30A

MEAS R30A

Package PCB for OEM volumes Servo mount with ball bearing Servo mount with ball bearing
Resolution Infinite Infinite Infinite
Excitation DC voltage DC symmetrical ±15 VDC AC operated
Range Up to ±75° ±60° ±30° to ±60°
Output DC voltage, DC current, digital ±7.5 VDC AC voltage
Unique Features
  • Absolute position
  • Absolute position
  • Low momentum of inertia
  • Absolute position
  • Operating Temperature
Operating Temperature -25°C to 85°C -25°C to 85°C -55°C to 150°C
Dimensions (mm) Custom Aluminum case size 11 (Ø27 mm) Aluminum case size 11 (Ø27 mm)
Typical Applications Viscometers, valve position, robotics, HVACR vane position, ATM’s, joysticks Dancer arm position, rotary actuator position feedback, throttle lever position feedback, ball valve position, textile manufacturing equipment, printing presses Machine tool equipment, rotary actuator feedback, valve positioning, power generation valve position

 

Angular Position - Encoders

 

Photograph of Angular position encoders MEAS ED-18

MEAS ED-18

Photograph of Angular position encoders TE MEAS ED-22

MEAS ED-22

Photograph of Angular position encoders TE connectivity MEAS R36

MEAS R36

Package Medium duty with sleeve or ball bearing Medium duty with sleeve bearing Heavy duty shaftless
Resolution Analog 1.4° Analog 1.4° Analog 1.4°
Maximum Speed 300 RPM (Sleeve bearing) 3000 RPM (Ball bearing) 300 RPM
Excitation 5 VDC 5 VDC 5 VDC
Unique Features
  • Low profile
  • Excellent stability
  • No optical degradation
  • Encapsulated electronics, sealed unit
  • Highly resistant to vibration
  • No optical degradation
  • Rugged housing
  • Shaftless
  • No optical degradation
Output Voltage or current Voltage Voltage
Range 360° 270° 180°
Operating Temperature -40°C to 85°C -40°C to 85°C -40°C to 85°C
Dimensions (mm) 25.4 x 25.4 x 33.78 Ø19.1 x 37.1 37.36 x 25.4 x 7.62
Typical Applications Feedback sensor or human-machine interface device, servomotor position and speed control Low-cost, non-contact human-machine interface potentiometer replacement Feedback sensor or human-machine interface device, rudder control, servomotor position and speed control

 

Angular Position - Encoders

 

Photograph of Angular position encoders MEAS ED-18

MEAS ED-18

Photograph of Angular position encoders TE MEAS ED-22

MEAS ED-22

Photograph of Angular position encoders TE connectivity MEAS R36

MEAS R36

Package Medium duty with sleeve or ball bearing Medium duty with sleeve bearing Heavy duty shaftless
Resolution Analog 1.4° Analog 1.4° Analog 1.4°
Maximum Speed 300 RPM (Sleeve bearing) 3000 RPM (Ball bearing) 300 RPM
Excitation 5 VDC 5 VDC 5 VDC
Unique Features Low profile
Excellent stability
No optical degradation
Encapsulated electronics, sealed unit
Highly resistant to vibration
No optical degradation
Rugged housing
Shaftless
No optical degradation
Output Voltage or current Voltage Voltage
Range 360° 270° 180°
Operating Temperature -40°C to 85°C -40°C to 85°C -40°C to 85°C
Dimensions (mm) 25.4 x 25.4 x 33.78 Ø19.1 x 37.1 37.36 x 25.4 x 7.62
Typical Applications Feedback sensor or human-machine interface device, servomotor position and speed control Low-cost, non-contact human-machine interface potentiometer replacement Feedback sensor or human-machine interface device, rudder control, servomotor position and speed control

 

 

Photograph of Angular position encoders H005, H009

H005, H009

Photograph of Angular position encoders H009, 1200 Dual Output

H009, 1200 Dual Output

Package 12.7 mm – 22.19 mm/500 in – .875 in housing diameter
3.170 mm/.1248 in shaft diameter
16.9 mm – 17.4 mm/.670 in – .680 in housing length
22.23 mm/.875 in housing diameter
3.170 mm/.1248 in shaft diameter
26.1 mm/1.03 in housing length
Resolution 12-bit analog/PWM 14-bit serial (SPI) 12-bit analog/PWM 14-bit serial (SPI)
Maximum Speed 300 RPM (Sleeve bearing)
3000 RPM (Ball bearing)
300 RPM
Output Options Analog/PWM/Serial Analog/PWM/Serial
Rotational Life > 100 million cycles (Bearing life) > 100 million cycles (Bearing life)
Nominal Supply 5 volts 5 volts (Dual output)
Absolute Linearity ±0.2% ± 0.2% (Dual output)
Operating Temperature -40°C to 150°C -40°C to 150°C
Typical Applications Critical position feedback applications in commercial, industrial, medical, aircraft and military markets Critical position feedback applications in commercial, industrial, medical, aircraft and military markets