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LVDT Position Sensor Blog

A material testing laboratory is now operating more efficiently and with greater productivity by replacing multiple error-prone dial indicators with Macro Sensors SE 750 Series LVDT Linear Position Sensors to conduct thermal expansion measurement on plast...

Deep Ocean Compressors Could Open the Door To Vast Oil and Gas Factories And Mark The Beginning of The End of Topside Rigs.   Read the cover story in Turbomachinery News that features Macro Sensors LVDTs for subsea measurement at: subSea. ...

The abundance of shale gas has increased demand for gas turbines throughout the world. To address demand, gas turbine manufacturers are not only building more turbines, but designing them to operate more efficiently. Controlling valve performance is essen...

Macro Sensors has reached a personal milestone in engineering its 1000th custom Linear Position Sensor design in addressing a unique operating requirement to provide reliable and long-term incremental position feedback underwater as part of a subsea measu...

Macro Sensors LVDT Linear Position Sensors are serving as measurement feedback devices in the paper bill detector of automated teller machines (ATMs) to ensure proper currency dispensing.   In an ATM, Macro Sensors’ PR 750 Series of Linea...

  When specifying sensors, engineering contractors, system manufacturers and even end-users must not only ensure sensor operating specifications meet application requirements, but also validate if components address regulatory and safety requirements...

Macro Sensors discusses The Evolution of the LVDT Linear Position Sensor in the September 2014 issue of Design World.  To download a copy of this article, please visit: http://goo.gl/DsU3kG         ...

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – September 2, 2014 – TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST), a manufacturer of pressure an...

Traditionally, AC-operated LVDT Sensors were difficult to calibrate as signal conditioners required that operators use trimmer pots. Modern signal conditioners, such as Macro Sensors EAZY-CAL ™ series of LVDT Signal Conditioners, require a virt...

In demanding industrial applications associated with high temperature, radiation and sub-sea conditions, sensor reliability is of paramount importance to ensure long-term and accurate system operations and reduced maintenance.  In these extreme envir...

  Macro Sensors is an approved LVDT Linear Position Sensor supplier for General Electric (GE) gas and steam turbines.  Our ATEX and UL approved LVDTs for gas turbines and half bridge LVDTS for steam turbines are implemented for position measurem...

Macro Sensors discusses sensors trends driven by markets such as oil and gas, energy, hydraulics and manufacturing in Design News blog Sensors Are Everywhere: From the Factory Floor to Your Skin.  Read it now at: http://www.designnews.com/author...

Subsea environments are one of the most difficult areas for any sensor to operate, especially when performance life of as much as 20 years is expected in an underwater application.  Many sensors fail over time in high pressure deep sea environmen...

In demanding industrial applications associated with high temperature, radiation and sub-sea conditions, sensor reliability is of paramount importance to ensure long-term and accurate system operations and reduced maintenance. In environments where t...

In demanding industrial applications associated with radiation conditions and high temperatures, sensor reliability is of paramount importance to ensure long-term and accurate system operations and reduced maintenance.   Gaining popularity...

LVDT linear position transmitters serve as critical components in control feedback devices used for gauging tank levels to prevent overflow conditions. Storage tanks are used in a variety of industries to hold liquids, compressed gas, oil, water, and...

Macro Sensors introduces a new joint catalog with sister company American Sensor Technologies (AST) on the companies’ UHV / Cryogenic Pressure and Position Sensor Capabilities.  The companies manufacture LVDT linear position and MEMs-based pres...

Offshore production has lost much of its past glamour.  While cost was once a major factor in outsourcing manufacturing, rising wages, quality issues and unstable supply chains are prompting many manufacturers to reconsider the benefits of reshoring ...

An LVDT Linear Position Sensor inadequately protected against humid or corrosive atmospheres will entrap moisture in the coil, resulting in improper operation and failure.  To avoid such problems, the windings of standard LVDTs are vacuum-impregnated...

Configured with a float, Macro Sensors HSIR Series LVDT Linear Position Transmitters are serving as level sensors to measure liquid level changes from a few inches to several feet in gauging tank level volumes. In this LVDT level sensor configuration, a s...

For over fifty years, the LVDT linear position sensor remains a reliable tool for linear position feedback for various laboratory, industrial, military and aerospace applications.  An inherently reliable device, LVDT position sensors are capable of p...

In the past, LVDT sensors suffered from two problems: cost and space requirements. For example, in a 0-10" stroke, the LVDT length could have been as long as 23".  Modern layer winding techniques and computer-based winding machines enable the reducti...

Process instrumentation output today is predemoninantly analog, including that expressed in voltages and currents. However, digital output is gaining ground as many of today's more complex process control systems require communications that can only be de...

Macro Sensors LVDT Linear Position Sensors are replacing proximity sensors in the automated control systems of hot air, heat staking machinery used by many high technology and manufacturing industries in the manufacture of thermoplastic assembli...

Macro Sensors has redesigned its web site to simplify the selection of linear and rotary positon sensors by specific industry application.  To help web visitors find the right linear or rotary position sensor for their specific application requ...

Resolution— The smallest core position change that can be observed in the output of an LVDT  is called resolution. Since an LVDT Linear Position Sensor operates on electromagnetic coupling principles in a friction-free structure, it can me...

Since the 1950s, power generation remains one of the largest market segments serviced by LVDT linear position sensors.  As simple devices with only a few coils of wire and a ferrous core, LVDTs can withstand high levels of shock and vibration, get ex...

With a lightweight, low mass core and a compact 3/8” diameter, Macro Sensors CD Series of Subminiature LVDT Position Sensors offer the low weight, compact size and accuracy necessary for many of today’s aerospace applications with tight space ...

Since introduced more than six decades ago, the LVDT linear position sensor remains one of the most reliable and accurate tools for liner position feedback on the market. Through the advent of microelectronics and new manufacturing techniques, t...

  Subsea applications pose special challenges for reliable LVDT operation.  Due to the presence of chemically hostile seawater that attacks common metals, linear position sensors constructed of stainless steel can become quickly corroded an...

An innovative use of LVDT Linear Position technology is making Pressure Sensors more environmentally resistant, dependable and economical for use in critical applications that was once too expensive or prohibited based on design configuration.&n...

The LVDT Linear Position Sensor is a robust sensing device applicable for use in a range of position measurement applications.  Constructed of stainless and with no moving parts, LVDTs are often the best linear feedback technology in terms ...

Robots and robotic arms rely on sensors to determine range of motion or force applied to an object. Attached to a robotic arm, the Macro Sensors Miniature LVDT Linear Position Sensor detects position change when an actuator moves the robot...

LVDT Linear Position Sensors and Potentiometers often compete with each other in similar applications.  However, each technology varies by stroke, resolution, cost, environmental resistance, as well as reliability.  Here are some reasons why mod...

Calibration is necessary before the installation of an AC- operated linear position sensor to ensure accuracy.  Calibration corrects any slight variances between sensors, helping to improve repeatability. Because of the linearity of LVDT Sensor outpu...

In the past, LVDT Sensors were limited by its own sensitivity to the environment that caused errors in linear feedback. New manufacturing techniques, electronics and construction materials extend the use of LVDT Linear Position Sensors...

  When initially introduced fifty years ago, all LVDT linear position sensors were AC-operated and required external oscillators, carrier amplifiers, demodulators and filers to operate.   The introduction of high-density microelectronics e...

When sensor accuracy is critical and networked communications are desirable, digital communications serve as a more reliable and cost effective alternative to analog output.   When using a sensor like an LVDT to monitor operating parameters suc...

Macro Sensors has updated its website with a new website navigation.  With customer support being a top priority, the updated navigation makes finding the right product easy and contacting Macro Sensors simpler.   In order to connect visitors di...

Macro Sensors Introduces LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner with Analog and RS485 Outputs, Extended 5 Year Warranty Pennsauken, NJ, May 14, 2013…Macro Sensors introduces the EAZY-CAL LVC 4000 Signal Conditioner with analog (4-20mA or user selectable vol...

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