Modern vehicle manufacturers are faced with increasingly stringent safety directives and complying with these is frequently a major challenge. For example, an important requirement is to be able to identify the precise (angular) positions of a wide range of vehicle components, including support legs and telescopic stabilisers.
This kind of task requires rugged, hard-wearing, high-precision rotary sensors, utilising innovative concepts to ensure redundancy and reliability. In applications in which there is a considerable distance between sensors and the control unit, an additional consideration is to maintain high standards of signal transmission and reception. Other important criteria include ease of installation and upgradeability in the normally cramped installation space, together with generous installation tolerances. And to make matters even more difficult, solutions are called for that are not affected by wear-induced offsets.