Piher Sensors & Controls (Chicago, IL) has introduced the MTS-360 Mechanical Mount rotary position sensor with integral PCB. Designed with the sensor directly mounted onto a PCB, the package allows engineers to install a rotary sensor without designing a printed circuit board for the sensor. The assembly is available with either 6-pin (dual output) or 3-pin (single output) Molex 90119 Series mating connectors. The assembly can be secured with three standard M3 screws.

The sensor model merges a through-shaft design with 360º absolute position feedback. It relies on patented Hall effect technology to enable true non-contacting through-hole shaft sensing using a three-hole mechanical mounting. The standard model features a 4-mm double D-flat throughhole, and three slotted mounting holes for final rotational adjustment at assembly. Rated for use at -40 ºC to +125 ºC environments, the sensor can operate up to 333 RPM, and can be programmed with full-scale output with angles as narrow as 15° or as wide as 360° degrees.

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