High-Resolution Sensors for Path, Distance, Position, Angle
Micrometer, millimeter, one degree or one tenth of a degree? Inductive sensors based on the induTEC® technology by EBE can handle the desired units. They measure path, distance, position and angle reliably and are extremely robust. The inductive sensors are suitable for numerous applications. These include intelligent opening modules in appliances, pressure and position sensors.
The EBE induTEC® Platform as the Basis of Individually Adapted Inductive Measurement
induTEC® determines the resonance of a set-up by measuring coils. Placing a metallic or permeable target near the sensor induces eddy currents. The inductivity changes. By means of the resulting detuning of the resonance frequency, the relative position of the target to the inductive sensor can be determined. EBE develops and produces differential coil structures. They easily compensate temperature and aging influences as well as the scattering of components. Equally, the optimum signal deviation can be developed. For this purpose, our powerful 3D field simulator for designing the coil geometry is available.
Sensors can be made more efficient by realizing the coils as PCB inductivities. The arrangement thus requires less space. Sensitivity and tolerances are sufficient for many applications. The manufacturing costs for the winding and contacting of external coils are avoided. In some applications, it can still make sense to resort to wound sensor coils. This solution allows for additional degrees of freedom in forming the magnetic measuring field. In these cases, winding and potting machines for the professional manufacturing of sensor elements are at EBE’s disposal.
OEM Development of Inductive Sensors
As an OEM partner, EBE develops and produces appropriate sensors based on the induTEC® technology. They are suitable for a variety of applications and large series products. The sensor system can be precisely specified within the framework of the OEM development. In this way, the induTEC® sensors ensure the desired position for determining path, distance, position or angle. Furthermore, EBE can integrate the inductive position or angle sensors into individual modules or housings. Likewise, it is possible to combine the sensor system with switches, motors, gears, levers and other mechanisms.
The manifold applications of the induTEC® measuring system are already used in areas such as:
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