Linear and angular position sensors from ZF

Posted By : Enaie Azambuja
Linear and angular position sensors from ZF

The new generation linear and angular position sensors from ZF pursue new ways in terms of efficiency. Based on a modular system, the sensor is available as an ANG version for angular position measurements or as a LIN-version for linear position measurements. Whereas the ANG-series adds to the existing range of angular position sensors, the linear position sensor opens a new scope for ZF customers.

Possible for these sensors are applications such as hydraulic valves, hydraulic controls, electric drives, pneumatic controls, gear selection / shifting position, ride height and level position detection, throttle valve and pedal position, steering wheel position or as a zero-contact encoder alternative.

IP68 classification makes these sensors universal also for use in rough environmental conditions. They comply with industrial / automotive EMC/EMI directives and come with a 12 Bit resolution. Due to the compact size the ANG- and LIN-series require less space than other sensors with a similar performance. The mounting Height is only 6.5 mm which is an extremely flat design for linear and angular position sensing.

The LIN-series can measure a range of up to 45 mm, while the ANG series provide a programmable measuring range from 0° to 360° degrees. Due to the quality of the components used, both sensors come with an overall accuracy of ±2% full scale and a linearity of the output signal with ±1% full scale. Custom programming is available for: range, slope and PWM output thus allowing an excellent modification to individual requirements. No mechanical interface means no parts to wear out or jam.

The LIN- and ANG-series sensors are non-contact linear position sensors with one or two independent outputs. The sensors operate through the use of Hall Effect technology with magnetic fields generated by permanent magnets.

They provide a linear change in voltage output (ratiometric to the input voltage) corresponding to a linear displacement of the actuator magnet. The LIN-sensor includes an actuator magnet which specifically paired to the sensor and is required to assure proper operation. Both sensors are RoHS Compliant and suitable for wide air gap applications.



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