Balluff Inc. of Florence, Ky., said its Micropulse noncontact linear position sensor is a drop-in replacement for linear potentiometers on plastics machinery.
The unit can be used to control clamp stroke, injection, die height, ejection and other positioning functions.
Specific applications include a maker of blow molding machines that uses Micropulse for platen position on its dual-servo-valve actuation system. One injection molding company used the Micropulse to replace a transducer that was misreading because of electrical noise from a nearby robot.
Balluff will show the sensor at NPE 2000.
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