Newtek RV series of Rotary Position Sensors ensure the performance accuracy of industrial robotic systems used throughout automotive assembly plants. Car factory robots perform various assembly tasks such as picking and placing heavy components such as doors, engines, windshields, and motors. In addition, automotive robots perform arc and spot welding in attaching chassis components on an assembly line and painting, sealing, and coating automotive bodies. Rotary position sensors provide highly accurate angular displacement measurements to ensure the correct positioning of robotic arms.
With a shaft that rotates 360° with no stops, the RV Series of Rotary Position Sensors measure shaft angle position over a nominal range of ±30°. Without internal components to wear or degrade, this RVDT technology offers long mechanical life even in the harsh, wet, and dirty locations of automotive assembly. Non-contact measurement also offers greater accuracy in measurement feedback.
Known for their reliability and ruggedness, NewTek RVDTs operate with higher accuracy and longevity in areas with high temperatures, vibration, and shock. A wide operating temperature range of -65°F to 221°F (-55 to 105°C) ensures long-term reliability in the hot environments of automotive production. Shock and vibration tolerant, these AC-operated RVDTs also offer good noise performance.
Units are available in both a size 8 (0.75”) and size 11 (1.06”) diameter. As the AC-operated Rotary Position Sensor requires external excitation, NewTek NTC-6000 LVDT Signal Conditioner powers the sensor while converting its position output into 4-20mA, 0-5V, 0-10V, or RS-485 format for robotic control systems.