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Macro Sensors LVDTs Replace Proximity Sensors

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 3:11pm
WDD Staff


The LVDT Linear Position Sensors from Macro Sensors (Pennsauken, NJ) are replacing proximity sensors in the automated control systems of hot air, heat staking machinery used by many high technology and manufacturing industries in the manufacture of thermoplastic assemblies. In this automated assembly process, super-heated hot air melts plastic studs, softening them so they can be formed into specific shapes when driven by a cold stake. Through this safe and economical, direct contact method, two dissimilar pieces of plastic and other materials can be joined into one secure assembly. Macro Sensors LVDT Linear Position Sensors provide:

  • Feedback to the absolute position of the stake depth to ensure repeatable and robust stake joints. 
  • Output signals fed into a PLC that alerts operators should limits fall out of parameters to ensure correct alignment.
  • Measuring ranges of up to 20 inches.

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