SHOW LIVE: Contact Angle Sensors from Variohm

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Variohm EuroSensor is using the 2016 Professional MotorSport World Expo to showcase its new 8mm D-shaft option of its EURO-XPD and Puck EURO- XPK Hall Effect angle sensor range.

The new sensors are being shown alongside its motorsport-proven Euro-XP non-contacting angle sensor, which now features increased interfacing flexibility. The Euro-XPD is available with a choice of 32 or 38mm PCD mounting, whilst its D-shaft integral magnet allows for easy installation without the need for a separate coupling.

Variohm states that form-fit interchangeability with competitive models is easy, as the assemblies maintain the optimal magnet to sensing- element gap. There is also a choice of mounting diameters, allowing for installation in a variety of situations. The coupling-free sensor is convenient for direct connection on other position sensing applications such as steering angle, suspension and gearbox sensors.

The new Euro-XPK model is a separate ´Puck + Magnet’ version from the comprehensive 28mm diameter Euro XP family. The Euro-XPK has a long life and is an extremely robust position sensor, which operates with true non-contact technology.

The Euro-XPD design features selectable magnet types, which the company says makes it easier for installation if sensing and mounting is difficult, and it suits arduous high-duty cycle position feedback applications.

Both sensors feature the industry preferred 5 VDC ratiometric output and include a redundant dual- track 360 degree measuring range for safety-critical use. The new sensors join the Euro XP family with completely contactless technology, mechanical bearing-free design and long-life specification in excess of 50million or 100million movements.

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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