BEI Sensors, a brand of Sensata Technologies, is proud to be voted as the Leader in Design World’s 2016 Leadership in Engineering Sensors & Switches category for the second year in a row. Each year, Design World asks their reader to vote for the companies that best embody the combination of characteristics like excellence in design, detail-oriented products and customer focus that represent engineering leadership. This year, BEI Sensors was designated as a winner alongside companies who won in other categories such as Beckhoff (Networks), Mitsubishi Electric Mechatronics) and 3D Systems (Digital Manufacturing).
In its 2016 Leadership profile, BEI Sensors featured its new line of low profile encoders, well-sealed Hall effect sensors and high temperature high pressure position, highlighting the many position sensing solutions it provides for heavy duty applications and harsh environments.
Here’s a quick look at the product highlights as published in Design World
Open up the Possibilities with Rugged and Compact Encoders
BEI Sensors’ new LP Series line of heavy-duty rotary encoders provides reliable and precise motion control feedback in a compact, low profile encoder package for harsh applications. Using an innovative sensing technology that allows for accurate position and speed sensing, this product family is built tough to withstand extreme temperatures, shock and vibration, wet and dirty environments. To fit a variety of system needs, three distinct versions are available with either an incremental or absolute single turn output; a compact version with cable or connector terminations, a terminal box option and an explosion proof model. These three versions provide a rugged and reliable motion control solution for a wide range of harsh applications in the material handling, metal process, wind turbine, off highway vehicle, elevator, agriculture, oil and gas, and building automation industries.
Well-Sealed Hall Effect Sensors do the Dirty Work
With harsh applications in mind, BEI Sensors utilizes magnetic Hall effect technology to develop its rugged position sensor line. The Model 9970 includes a 1.5 Series AMP Superseal connector that comes standard. The well-sealed, IP67 and IP69K package uses Hall non-contacting technology to make this sensor exceptionally rugged and well-suited for applications in harsh environments. With an operating life of up to 35 million cycles and a temperature rating from -40° to 125°C, the 9970 has been designed to perform in tough conditions typical of off highway vehicles. This heavy-duty design allows for precise motion control feedback in a variety of wash-down and dirty and dusty applications.
Potentiometers That Are Ready to Take the Heat (and Pressure)
When it comes to extreme shock or high temperatures, common conditions in downhole drilling applications, BEI Sensors’ line of linear potentiometers are built to meet these demanding requirements. The tough environmental conditions deep in a well - require- sensors to not only operate in temperatures of up to 200°C, and pressures up to 30,000 psi but high shock and vibration as well. They must, - reliably and accurately provide position feedback information day after day in increasingly tough environments. A failure in the sensor would require the removal of the tool, which can take up to a day and cost potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in downtime, making sensor reliability and service life critical to the tools’ operation. BEI Sensors’ linear position sensors are designed to take the heat relying on strong proprietary conductive plastic resistive inks that are tough enough to withstand operating temperatures from -40° to +200°C, high linear velocities exceeding 2000mm/second and aggregate mechanical travel exceeding one million meters.
Check out the article on BEI Sensors' Leadership in Engineering Award in the December 2016 issue of Design World