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Mechanical Components - Velocity Sensors

Sensors: Velocity


Velocity

Handheld Tachometer
Linear Velocity Transducer - LVT

The LVT is based on the principle of magnetic induction and provide reliable velocity measurement in a linear motion. Passing a magnet through the coil form generates a voltage proportional to the magnets velocity and field strength. This output signal is used to carefully monitor component velocities in various applications.


Tachometer

The tachometer measures the angular velocity of a rotating shaft using one of two methods. The first type connects a DC generator (motor) to the shaft which produces a voltage proportional to the increase in shaft angular velocity. The second type utilizes a magnet with a pickup coil. As the magnet passes the coil a pulse is generated. The pulse magnitude and frequency are proportional to the angular speed.

 

 

 

 

 




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