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GEFRAN is expanding its series of position sensors that use the HYPERWAVE magnetostrictive length measuring principle with four new models, which are being unveiled at this year’s HANNOVER MESSE.

13 Mar. 2019

The Italian GEFRAN Group develops and manufactures devices and integrated systems for special applications in the production of plastics, food and pharmaceuticals, and for the die-casting machine and packaging industry. Key factors contributing to the GEFRAN Group's success include highly specialized knowledge, flexible engineering and production, and an ability to innovate - and, of course, the quality of its products and processes. It has chosen HANNOVER MESSE 2019 to unveil four new magnetostrictive position sensors.

These new models can accommodate larger measurement and temperature ranges, and allow users to choose between an analog and synchronous serial interface (SSI). The new sensors and their properties are being added to the HYPERWAVE series of position transducers. The innovative magnetostrictive length measuring principle stands out from other processes thanks to its signal strength, which is up to twenty times higher - especially in applications where EMC faults or strong vibrations can occur. This reportedly makes the new position transducers ideal for demanding, industrial application areas. Following the addition of these new models, the HYPERWAVE sensor series now includes both the WP and WR ranges, each with three models available in the general (G), plus (P) and advanced (A) designs. The advanced designs of the new position transducers are certified to cULus and available with Profinet on request. The three contactless linear position transducers of the WP range feature an aluminum profile housing that provides protection to IP 67. They are the successors to the MK4 sensors and are compatible with them. The three rod-shaped WR magnetostrictive position transducers are particularly well suited for use with hydraulic cylinders and are replacing the current IK4 sensors.

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