Gill Sensors has produced a video animation detailing how the Blade360 rotary position sensor works. The video covers the fundamentals of induction technology and shows how the sensor uses this principle to detect absolute position.
The Blade360 is a solid-state, fully sealed and completely non-contact position sensor, able to monitor a full 360 degrees of rotation. The sensor uses induction technology and can be configured to give full-scale output over a smaller measurement range for use in fractional turn applications.
A metallic target, referred to as the activator, passes over a series of coils mounted within the sensor. By alternately generating magnetic pulses in the coils and measuring differences in response from the activator, its position can be accurately determined.
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