Kaman Inc. is announcing a cost-optimised PCB version of its popular and well-proven KD-2306 series eddy current linear displacement instrument for integration into volume OEM applications requiring precise linear measurement.
The OEM-2306, available with full support from Kaman’s UK distribution partners Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd, is factory configured and calibrated to specific customer requirements and paired for use with any of the comprehensive range of Kaman Eddy Current sensor models. Designed for straightforward installation and easy integration into the customer´s machine, the compact board includes connectors for single- or dual-coil sensors and front accessible course and fine calibration controls plus screw terminal I/O connections. Options include non-standard range/target material, temperature compensation, hermetically sealed cable connection and more.
Kaman’s eddy current sensor range includes over 30 dual and single coil models in shielded or unshielded designs for precision measurement from 0.5mm to 60mm and with typical resolution to 0.01 per cent FS and linearity to 1 per cent FS. These nanometre-resolution displacement sensors can be selected for operation in air or through various non-metallic materials and to suit temperatures ranging from cryogenic to +200degC. A wide choice of cabling and connection options is available, with further customisation available for volume applications.
Minimum specifications for the OEM-2306 will include a resolution of 0.01 per centFS and linearity to less than 1 per centFS. A 50kHz frequency response ensures fast data measurement and output options of 0-10V DC and 0-5V DC ensure flexibility in use.
Kaman’s eddy current sensors and compatible signal conditioning electronics are a compelling and cost effective alternative to LVDTs, air gauges, dial indicators and micrometer measuring systems. With the ability to withstand the harshest of environments, the robust and durable sensors feature an inherently long life and require very low maintenance. Applications span research and industry from engine dynamics to machine tools and from semiconductor manufacture to packaging machines.
For further details on the complete line of Kaman eddy current sensors and associated electronics, please contact Ixthus at www.ixthus.co.uk.