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Evaluation kit to develop motion control systems

An evaluation kit from Sensitec is now available from RS Components for the development of linear- and angular-measurement based motion-control systems.

Sensitec has developed the kit for use in potentially any application where motion is controlled via the measurement and detection of magnetic, electric or mechanical parameters such as angles, paths and positions.

Targeting a range of markets including industrial automation, automotive, aerospace, machine tooling and medical biosensors, the EBK7000 evaluation kit features Sensitec’s magnetoresistive sensor technology.

The kit is said to enable users to learn about how different factors impact on the resolution of the measurement signal, such as the length of magnetic pole, pitch, and interpolation factor.

Developed as an extension board for an Arduino microcontroller system, the kit enables software adjustment of gain and interpolation factor. Analogue and digital sensor signals can be received and processed by the Arduino MCU.

The Arduino plug-in kit uses two Wheatstone bridges, which are shifted against each other as part of the sensor technology to facilitate measurement of absolute angles of up to 360° as well as absolute length.

Key applications include: automotive sensors that are used at various measuring points in modern cars and commercial vehicles; in automation systems that require precision detection of highly dynamic motions and positions using magneto-resistive sensors; or in machine tooling with integrated sensor solutions for increased reliability.

Peggy Lee

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