Turck WIM45 Sensor for Pneumatic Cylinders

TURCK has added a new compact WIM45 magnetic field sensor to its line of cylinder position
sensors. The WIM45 provides a direct analog output for determining the position of a piston magnet on all types of pneumatic cylinders, and are more accurate than indirect analog monitoring with potentiometers or linear position systems.
A WIM45 detects the position of a piston on standard pneumatic cylinders by utilizing a series of Hall elements that sense the piston magnet and send a signal back to the processor. The sensor’s analog output slope can be reversed by rotating the sensor by 180 degrees. This feature eliminates the need for two separate sensors and helps streamline the production process. Furthermore, its immunity to EMC exceeds IEC EN 60947-5-2 and EN 61000-4-6
With a housing size of 72 mm long and 5 mm wide, it is one of the most compact analog magnetic field sensors on the market. The sensor is equipped with a robust mounting system to ensure stability during operation. Two prefixed tips are located on each end of the sensor to help seat the sensor in the T-groove until the screw is tightened. This makes mounting the sensor much easier – even with one hand while the sensor is upside-down. The screws are
made with a tool steel alloy that ensures stability and resistance to vibration under very harsh conditions.
WIM45 sensors include a broad range of accessories, from precision mounting to wire-strain relief products, to help install the sensors in all T-groove pneumatic cylinders.