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Linear Displacement Transducer Technology Designed for Extreme Conditions and Demanding Applications

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The new Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) GEMCO® 957S Series Brik™ Linear Displacement Transducer (LDT) from AMETEK Factory Automation is designed and built to offer accurate continuous-position feedback under demanding conditions.

The GEMCO 957S Brik™ is suited for process automation applications, providing reliability and durability regardless of the application environment. That includes shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, or exposure to contaminants. It is shock resistant to 1,000 Gs, vibration-resistant to 30 Gs, and is IP67 rated.

The fully digital LDT offers position indication with high resolution and precision repeatability. It overcomes the resolution and signal limitations of analog LDTs by offering up to 1-micron resolution and a stable position feedback for cable runs up to 1,200 feet from the host controller. Applications include lumber and forest products equipment; steel mills; primary and secondary metals processing, such as stamping, roll forming, and die casting; rubber and plastic injection molding; extrusion equipment; and material-handling machinery.

The LDT is easy to install and set up. It features the latest generation of magnetostrictive position-sensing technology. Numerous configurations are available to meet specific end-user requirements. The GEMCO 957A (analog), 957D (digital), and 957S (SSI) Brik™ LDTs offer an active measuring range of up to 180 inches and wide power supply voltages ranging from 7 to 30 VDC. Analog output units offer programmable zero and span.

GEMCO LDTs are known for their flawless performance in extreme environmental conditions, as well as their fast and accurate continuous linear position feedback. All units feature visual and output signal diagnostic feedback and utilize standard off-the-shelf cord sets for maximum value. A tri-color LED indicator verifies proper operation and distinct diagnostics for quick troubleshooting. Their low power consumption (1-watt typical) allows direct connection to displays and control interface modules.

For more information: AMETEK Factory Automation is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors. Contact the company at 1080 N. Crooks Road, Clawson, MI 48017; tel: 800-635-0289; fax: 248-435-8120; or www.ametekapt.com.

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