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Linear Position Transducer Rides The VARAN Bus

Linear Position Transducer Rides The VARAN Bus

Described as economical, the Micropulse AT linear position transducer exploits its VARAN Bus interface to track the location of up to four position-marker magnets. The transducer outputs a start/stop signal, which is used to calculate the position of each magnet using the transducer length and resolution. The VARAN Bus is an Ethernet-based industrial network protocol based on IEEE 802.3 100TX Standard Ethernet technology. The transducer is available in a non-contact, floating-magnet configuration with optional measuring ranges from 50 mm up to 1.5 m. The VARAN client chip is embedded into the transducer itself as a low-cost FPGA, allowing simple read/write configuration. For more info, call Kelly Panko at BALLUFF INC., Florence, KY. (800) 543-8390.

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