For displacement (or position) measurement, RDP Electronics claims to be a world leader in the manufacture of LVDT transducers, as well as the sole distributor in UK and Eire for MTS Temposonics industrial magnetostrictive sensors. The technologies are fundamentally contactless, reliable and available from 1mm to 20m.
At Southern Electronics 2016, it introduced DCV and DCC Series of LVDT displacement transducers with user-friendly integral signal conditioning providing voltage (isolated supply) and 4.0 to 20mA outputs.
For load cells (force or weight), fluid pressure and torque (reaction or rotating), the company offers strain-gauge technology from Honeywell’s Sensotec and Lebow ranges. Load cell full scale ranges run from 250g to over 1,000 tonnes. Pressure transducers (gauge, absolute or differential) are available with full scales from 35mbar to over 10,000 bar. Torque transducers and systems have full scale capabilities from 70mNm to 2,500Nm.
Associated instrumentation, physically separate or integral to the transducer, offers analogue voltage, 4.0 to 20mA, RS232, RS485, SSI and a variety of fieldbus types. Additional features such as scalable displays, trips and data-logging are all available.
As well as general industrial designs, the company has established solutions for applications involving high temperature, radiation, high pressure and long-term subsea installation and can design custom transducers to suit specific environments and applications.
Find out more about RDP Electronics at www.rdpe.com