Displacement Sensor – Operation and Preforming Machine

A displacement sensor is used in many areas of industry. It allows to control the movement and position of elements in a given space and allows to automate many machines and production lines.

These sensors are strategic, as they are not very visible in the installations and carry out numerous detections for dimensional measurements, fluid levels or even the thickness of an element. Many constraints and needs come into play when choosing the right displacement sensor for your application.

Operation of a Displacement Sensor


Displacement sensors provide reliable information on the position and movement of elements in a reference space.

There are different types of displacement sensors on the market:

  • Mechanical sensor: these are sensors that are less and less used. They allow, by mechanical action, to cut an electrical connection, for example.
  • Optical sensor: this is based on emission and light capture technology. Different systems are available: barrier (for opaque materials), reflex (non-reflective elements) and proximity (for transparent and translucent elements).
  • Capacitive sensor: without contact, the capacitive sensor hates the presence of a metallic or other element (wood, plastic, glass, leather, fluid…). When the element is located at the face where the electric field of the sensor is located, this causes the oscillator to start, which will translate it into an output signal.
  • Inductive sensor (hall effect): these are the most commonly used sensors in robotics and production lines. Inductive sensors only detect metallic objects and measure the variation of a magnetic field.

We can also mention pneumatic (via air pressure) and ultrasonic (acoustic wave) sensors.

Hall Effect Displacement Sensors


Inductive displacement sensors with “Hall Effect” technology can detect the position of a metal object in a given space. Widely used in the automotive, precision engineering, aeronautics and manufacturing sectors, Hall effect sensors are inexpensive, extremely accurate and resistant.

They are delivered in plates with several tens or even hundreds of sensors. Their integration on electronic circuits requires cutting and preforming of these displacement detectors. Machine tools allow you to automate this process in an integrated manufacturing line.

Cutting and Preforming Machine for Inductive Sensors


A machine for cutting and bending displacement sensors allows you to prepare them before soldering on electronic circuits. This machine is modular, scalable and can be integrated into an automated assembly line.


Features of the MGA Technologies Cutting / Bending Machine


The characteristics of the MGA Technologies cutting and bending machine:

  • Noise level < 70 dB,
  • Cutting accuracy: 0.1mm,
  • Bending accuracy < 2 degrees,
  • Magnetic or non-magnetic sensors from 3 to 5 legs,
  • Speed: 900 cut and bent detectors / hour.

The MGA Technologies machine can be:

  • Interconnectable with an existing machine,
  • Can be integrated into an automated line,
  • Configurable as a shuttle, seal or belt conveyor.

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