PA Actuator - Linear Position Transducer

The programmable actuator was specifically designed to incorporate a linear position transducer to allow for precise position control. The linear position transducer is fully encased with only the pin connector exposed.

Benefits

  • Non-Contact - No wear, such as found with pot wipers on conductive mylar, particularly when mounted on dithered actuators or vibrating installations
  • Low Power Needs - Allows use with printed circuit-level supplies of +24 VDC
  • No Drift - No periodic re-calibration needed
  • Continuous absolute position measurement

Analog Version

Outputs

  • Resolution: Infinite (limited by ripple on the power supply)
  • Repeatability: < ±0.005% full stroke Outputs: 0 - 10 VDC

Electronics

  • Operating voltage: 24 VDC
  • Supply Current: 50-140 mA (stroke dependent)

NOTE: When using a linear position transducer, add 0.82 in to values L1, L2, and L3 in the dimension table.

  1. (+) 24 Vdc
  2. (-) Output signal
  3. DC ground (for power return)
  4. No Connection
  5. Ground for signal return

Digital Version

Outputs

  • Resolution: 100 µm, 10 µm, 5 µm (controller dependant)
  • Repeatability: < ±0.005% full stroke
  • Outputs:
    • Pulse (start/stop)
    • RS-422 differential signal

Electronics

  • Operating voltage: 24 VDC
  • Supply Current: 50-100 mA (stroke dependent)
  1. (+) Start
  2. (-) Start
  3. (+) Stop
  4. (-) Stop
  5. No Connection
  6. No Connection
  7. +24 VDC
  8. DC Ground for power return
Figure 1