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Hydraulic Cylinder Position Feedback, Revisited

In a previous Sensortech post entitled “Hydraulic Cylinder Position Feedback“, we discussed the basic concept of hydraulic cylinder position feedback.  In case you might have missed that post, here it is for an encore appearance. Magnetostrictive linear position transducers are commonly … Continue reading

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Direct load position sensing with secondary feedback encoders

Motion control system designers have found a way to eliminate or reduce common sources of position error, such as mechanical backlash, non-linearity, and hysteresis.  The method is called direct load position sensing and it employs linear encoders as a source of … Continue reading

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Linear Position Sensor Case Study

When we talk to people about applications for continuous linear position sensors, we often point out the advantages that can be realized by “upgrading” a machine and/or a process by incorporating continuous position feedback. In this post, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Cylinder Position Feedback

Today, we’re going back to basics with one of the most common applications for linear position sensors: hydraulic cylinder position feedback. Magnetostrictive linear position transducers are commonly used in conjunction with hydraulic cylinders to provide continuous, absolute position feedback.  Non-contact magnetostrictive technology … Continue reading

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Add Value with Smart Linear Position Sensors

Way back when (in the sensor world, “way back when” = about 10 years), linear position sensors had to do only one thing: provide linear position feedback. But these days, merely sensing linear position is not always enough. In order to meet the needs of increasingly sophisticated applications, linear position sensors sometimes need to be able to provide advanced functionality. Listed below are just a few of the advanced features that some of today’s linear position sensors offer. Continue reading

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