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NewTek Sensor Solutions releases vented mini LVDT linear position sensors


February 25, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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February 25, 2019 – NewTek Sensor Solutions has released vented versions of its M-375 miniature LVDT linear position sensors, specially designed to provide reliability and accuracy under a combination of high pressure, extreme temperatures, shock and vibration conditions.

The sensors have a lightweight, low-mass core and a compact 3/8” diameter, these miniature AC-operated position sensors are ideal for high-response dynamic measurement required in hydraulic and material testing systems where space is at a premium. With vented holes in the housing, the M-375 position sensors equalize pressure inside and outside the LVDT linear position sensor to operate in temperature extremes of -65°F to +400°F (-54°C to +204°C) and operating pressures of 30,000 psi.

As vented holes expose the coils inside the sensor, any fluid to which the LVDT is exposed must be electrically non-conductive and chemically benign, which is a very common trait among hydraulic fluids and oils.

The NewTek M-375 Series transducers are available in ranges from ± 0.025 inch (± 0.63 mm) to ± 1.0 inch (±25 mm) and operate at a linearity of ±0.15 per cent of full range typical (0.25 per cent max).