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Explosion-Proof Linear Position Sensor Serves in Hazardous Areas

31 August 2016

Balluff announced the Micropulse BTL7 TA12 hazardous area linear position sensor, which offers new features and improved performance, while maintaining 100% backward compatibility with the company's existing BTL5 TA12.

Balluff's Micropulse BTL7 TA12 uses non-contact magnetostriction technology to monitor linear position over stroke lengths up to 7,620 mm. Image source: Balluf via PRWeb Balluff's Micropulse BTL7 TA12 uses non-contact magnetostriction technology to monitor linear position over stroke lengths up to 7,620 mm. Image source: Balluf via PRWeb The Micropulse BTL7 TA12 features non-contact, wear-free, magnetostriction technology for long-term reliability. It is available in analog or synchronous serial interface versions. A field-replaceable electronics module allows quick, easy in-cylinder repairs. The sensor may be ordered in nominal stroke lengths ranging from 25 mm to 7,620 mm, in 1 mm increments. It operates within the –40° C to 80° C temperature range. An available SA418 option (consult the factory) extends low temperature operation to –50° C.

Balluff also offers a PLUS version of the sensor, which features USB configuration capability for simple in-application customization. The PLUS version also has dual-position magnet capability, allowing monitoring of two independent motions from a single sensor.

Enclosed in a corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel housing, the Micropulse BTL7 TA12 carries worldwide Class I, Div. 1/Class I, Zone 1 hazardous area approvals, giving the device global reach.

Balluff considers the Micropulse BTL7 TA12 linear position sensor ideal for position-feedback applications on hydraulically actuated valves and in hydraulic cylinders located in hazardous locations. It also serves well in level monitoring and turbine speed-control applications.



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