Motion Control Sensors

Motion sensors act by picking up movement from nearby objects and returning it to the detector, this detects and gives a very accurate measure of movement and time and convert it into a readable signal for digital devices.

Types of Motion Control Sensors

Rotary encoders also known as shaft encoders are electromechanical sensors that monitor the position of the shaft or axle, and then send it back digitally. There are 2 types, absolute encoders which provide speed and position information and incremental encoders that output a continuous stream of pulses. Rotary encoders are commonly used in many automation applications that require precise shaft unlimited rotation such as the robotics industry, electronic industry and machine production.

Linear transducers are used to measure movement in a straight line. They convert displacement into an electrical signal, that's proportional to the amount of displacement. These sensors are commonly used in very harsh, cold climates , and under high vibration and shock levels such as power turbines, satellites, hydraulics and any other application where accuracy is critical.

Magnetic pickups are sensors which detect the speed of a moving part. This motion is picked up by the magnetic field, which induces a measurable AC voltage. These sensors are often used as components of speedometers or tachometers, which are integral parts of engines and industrial equipment.

A linear variable differential transformer (LVDT), is used to accurately measure linear displacement. There are many types of these motion controllers and they have different armatures, temperature range, built in electronics and stroke lengths and have been specifically designed to measure multiple targets. It can be used in a range of applications within industry or research as it can easily be modified to fulfil different sensing tasks.


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RS Stock No. 178-3258
Mfr. Part No.AEDB-9140-A13
BrandBroadcom
$38.80
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Incremental - - Digital - - - -0.5 → 7 V dc 500 CPR - - - 13.6mm 21.6mm
RS Stock No. 796-7806
Mfr. Part No.AEDB-9140-A13
BrandBroadcom
$60.87
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Incremental 500 - Push Pull - - - -0.5 → 7 V dc 500 CPR - - - 13.6mm 21.6mm
RS Stock No. 712-5424
Mfr. Part No.DFS60B-S4PA10000
BrandSick
$501.16
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Incremental 10000 - HTL, TTL Solid - 10mm 5 → 32 V dc - - IP65, IP67 - 40.1mm -
RS Stock No. 178-3257
Mfr. Part No.AEAT-601B-F06
BrandBroadcom
$34.80
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Incremental 256 12000rpm Quadrature - - - 4.5 → 5.5 V dc - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 714-0237
Mfr. Part No.AEAT-601B-F06
BrandBroadcom
$51.88
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Incremental 256 12000rpm Quadrature - - - 4.5 → 5.5 V dc - - - - - -
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BrandKubler
$893.86
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- - 500rpm - Hollow - 25mm 240 V ac/dc - - IP64 - - 58mm
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BrandRS PRO
$103.94
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RS Stock No. 603-0546
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$98.72
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RS Stock No. 304-166
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$116.26
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Mfr. Part No.PY-2-C-025 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
$398.63
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BrandSick
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BrandHengstler
$610.71
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Absolute - 10000rpm Gray, SSI Solid - 10mm 7 → 30 V dc 12 bit - IP64 SSI-Gray 48.1mm -
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BrandRed Lion
$117.42
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BrandRS PRO
$136.50
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Mfr. Part No.E6B2CWZ6C600PR2M
BrandOmron
$417.04
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Mfr. Part No.05.2400.1122.0360
BrandKubler
$310.24
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RS Stock No. 806-8300
Mfr. Part No.RE115L8E502W6017
BrandVishay
$309.07
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RS Stock No. 390-8020
Mfr. Part No.PZ-34-A-150 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
$407.69
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- - - - - 150mm - 60 V - - IP60 - - 443mm