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New Quik-Cal LVDT Signal Conditioner Provides Reliability and Ease of Use

Diagnoses LVDT failures, disconnects, or short circuits

Published: Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 12:00

(NewTek: Pennsauken, NJ) -- NewTek Sensor Solutions now offers an advanced and user-friendly signal conditioner. This pairs with AC-operated linear and rotary position sensors to deliver reliable feedback in DC voltage, current and digital outputs for use in factory automation, materials testing, packaging, and dimensional gaging applications.

Offering an intuitive setup of AC-operated LVDTs and RVDTs in process control systems, the signal conditioner features LED front panel null indicators and push-buttons to set zero and full-scale output positions. With simple setup instructions printed on the unit’s label and color-coded removable terminal blocks, the NTC-6000 is configurable in just minutes even by nontechnical personnel. Units offer automatic excitation synchronization for multiple-unit systems.

The smart NTC-6000 signal conditioner diagnoses and indicates LVDT failures, disconnects, or short circuits for fast problem resolution. Cybersecurity lockout and tamper detection ensures its safekeeping in locations without supervision.

The LVDT signal conditioner incorporates a two-wire RS-485 digital communications port and offers hot swapability so setup can be saved and reloaded via the RS-485 port. Digital outputs can include CAN bus, Modbus, RS-485, and more.

Units are ideal for use with AC-operated linear and rotary position sensors in harsh environments, including high pressure, extreme temperature, and radiation. A ratiometric version measures the difference of the output over the sum to improve sensor performance over large temperature variations. Custom designs are available for specific footprints, packaging requirements, heightened environment requirements, and nonstandard analog and digital outputs.

The DIN-Rail mountable unit is RoHS-compliant and CE-certified for use in Europe. Stock is ready for same-day shipment. For more information, visit http://www.newteksensors.com/products/ntc-6000/.

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