Hybrid position sensor for harsh environment RS-485-based applications

Bourns, Inc has introduced an innovative hybrid position sensor for RS-485-based applications in particularly harsh environments. Created to satisfy the specifications of heavy-duty applications needing long cycle life and high reliability, the new Model HES38U-RS485 hybrid position sensor provides a rotational life of up to five million shaft revolutions with ten turns of absolute position. It has an Independent Linearity specification of ±0.1% max, an IP65 seal rating and an operating temperature range of -40C to +85C.

The advanced hybrid design allows the device to achieve enhanced linearity, resolution and accuracy. Highly repeatable and resistant to vibration/shock and fluid/dust ingress, this robust position sensor is an excellent solution for a multitude of industrial feedback applications, including patient platform positioning, 3D imaging position, pneumatic control valve position and actuator motor position, as well as for automated manufacturing robotics.

It offers a 6mm diameter slotted shaft supported by a mechanical angle of 3600-degrees ±10-degrees and is offered with customised longer cable lengths and in a servo mount configuration. The device is available now and is RoHS compliant.