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Advantage of Digital Displacement Sensor v LVDT Displacement Sensor

  • Advantage of Digital displacement against LVDT +

    Solartron Metrology has a wide range of digital linear displacement and digital gauging transducers that can be easily integrated with the Orbit Digital Measurement Network and Solartron Gauging Software. Compared with conventional LVDT displacement probes and LVDT transducers the Solartron Products offer:

    Outstanding repeatability

    The key to any gauging application is choosing a probe that has good and predictable repeatability throughout the life of the application. Since Solartron first began manufacturing conventional LVDT probes and LVDT transducers almost forty years ago the company has continually refined the bearing design and manufacturing techniques so that today it can offer digital LVDT type sensors with repeatability better than 0.15 µm. This performance is tested not using typical statistical methods but by using test methods that reflect real industrial use.

    Improved linearity across the whole measurement range

    For best performance the LVDT sensors should  operate close to the middle of the measuring range. Linearity error is small near the centre of the measurement range. Solartron digital transducers use a combination of inductive sensing which is more linear than conventional LVDT’s together with smart integrated electronics to achieve excellent linearity across the full measurement range. This allows the digital transducers to be used with just a single reference master. This saves the gauge builder cost.

    Improved magnetic screening

    LVDT sensors are often sensitive to external magnetic fields which can generate measurement errors. The inductive sensor inside Solartron's digital displacement sensor has the same robustness as an LVDT but being smaller allows additional magnetic protection to be incorporated. Typically the digital sensors are ten times more immune to magnetic fields.

    Smaller sensors

    The digital sensor technology provides a range of short and narrow diameter body sensors that would not be possible with conventional LVDT's

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    Integrated electronics with easy to use digital outputs

    The Orbit digital probes have integrated electronics which is designed to allow easy connection of probes to form a measurement network. The electronics has been carefully designed to provide high sampler rates with low noise thus ensuring excellent measurement capture. The Orbit® network can be used with other sensors like rotary encoders to measure profile.

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    Superior resolution

    Solartron digital probes do not require any separate LVDT conditioning electronics which may limit performance, this means that nearly all Solartron digital displacement sensors have resolution better than 0.1 µm.

    Good choice of Materials for long product life

    All the materials used in the design of Solartron transducers have been chosen to provide optimum performance, from hardened stainless-steel bodies, to lightweight titanium’s Solartron contact sensors will continue to give accurate results far longer than many alternatives.

    Buy with confidence for trouble free use

    Purchase your digital displacement sensor from Solartron Metrology, you will be supplied a sensor that is the result of more than 40 years of continual development. Our design engineers are very experienced and will customise sensors to fit your exact application. All of our sensors are manufactured in our dedicated ISO 9001 accredited factory. This means the quality of the product is ensured throughout the manufacturing process. Be advised by our dedicated and experienced Sales Team to ensure you select the correct sensor for the application.

    With Solartron you will be supported by a team of Salesmen:-

    Dedicated to only selling gauging products we don’t get distracted by other things like vision systems and are therefore very focused to help the customer choose the right product.

    Our Salesman are not set daily visit targets; we believe that giving Salesmen time to understand the customers real need and assist them in the correct choice provides the best outcome

    Most of our Sales team have 15 or more years’ experience with our products, we have a very low turnover of Sales staff which helps customers build a relationship. Most of our distributors have been with us for 20 years or more and are technical companies not catalogue houses.

    We never sell a product unless we totally believe it can provide a solution. If Solartron Metrology does not have or cannot design a product for your application we will tell you.