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Easy to install modular Hall Effect sensors from Sensata

Sensata Technologies has launched ACW4 Single Turn and TCW4 Multi Turn Absolute Hall Effect Sensors, which feature an over-molded, two-part modular construction that provides engineers with much greater design flexibility.

The sensing electronics are encased in a thermoplastic polyamide shell while the separate activating magnet is external to the sensor assembly.

The modular architecture results in a compact package of only 50mm in diameter by a maximum 24mm thick that allows designers to incorporate the sensors into both new and existing systems. An over-moulded housing completely encapsulates the electronics and seals the cable entry from exposure to the elements, making this IP67-rated sensor suitable for robotic, industrial, manufacturing and material handling applications where dusty or wet conditions are common.

To help save time and cost, Sensata offers a variety of engineered magnet holder accessories that developers can use instead of designing and testing their own. A variety of output types are available to ensure that the ACW4 or TWC4 sensors can interface with the most common controllers.

Unlike typical Hall effect sensors, which rely on a shaft to operate, there are no moving parts in contact with each other; eliminating any potential wear or misalignment

Author
Neil Tyler

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