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Variohm Eurosensor has launched a software application for communication and programming of Contelec Vert-X series contactless and non-contact angle sensors.

As the UK distributor for the Swiss-manufactured range, Variohm has developed software with the ability to reconfigure and customise the sensor curve and output characteristics over its 0 to 360 measurement range.

Vert-X Commander software is a PC-based application supplied with a special cable that connects Singleturn Vert-X sensors via an Aardvark USB host adapter.

With on-assembly sensor configuration, the software has the potential to simplify stock control and reduce build and design timescales by removing the need to purchase several different types of angle sensor across different machines.

A GUI displays programmable and fixed information from the sensor’s digital interface.

Programmable parameters include a selection of six different sensor types with varying gradient, deadband and curve characteristics.

For each sensor type, the user can typically set specific voltage output and specify left and right angles with an adjustable deadband (or gap) angle.

The information is displayed in a graph showing sensor angle vs voltage with a trace scaling function that allows closer examination of the output curve.

When the desired characteristics have been set on screen, a program key simply downloads the data to the sensor, overwriting the previously programmed information.

Fixed displayed parameters include the sensor angle, output voltage level and as a primary quality control measure, the sensor serial number and a counter that records the number of times the sensor has been reprogrammed.

The compact and durable Vert-X range is aimed at precision, 0 to 360, angle measurement spanning applications from analytical instruments to extremely heavy-duty applications such as agricultural machinery, motorsports and automated industrial equipment where long life, high reliability and robust construction is required – often in space-restricted areas.

Vert-X series sensors use hall-effect magnetic measuring technology, offering high-precision angle measurement in two design versions.

Singleturn contactless Vert-X sensors are characterised with bearing support for the rotating magnet and fixed sensor, whereas Singleturn non-contact Vert-X sensors are supplied in a two-part sensor and magnet design for free mounting.

Both types may be used in normal ambient environments through to long life and zero-maintenance use in the most arduous and adverse conditions of high humidity, dampness, oil, dust and vibration.

Variohm Eurosensor

Founded in 1974, Variohm Eurosensor has been the leading single source supplier of sensors and associated electronic systems for over 40 years.
Variohm’s product portfolio includes sensors and transducers for; position, pressure, temperature and load. With a technical sales support team ready for new challenges, Variohm can ensure that the most suitable sensor will be selected for applications in any industry.

Based in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Variohm Eurosensor has been the leading single source supplier of industrial sensors and associated electronic systems since 1974.

With a technical sales support team, receiving regular product training, Variohm has the structure and financial strength to deliver technical support and quality service along with expert up-to-date advice on their entire product portfolio. Variohm’s ability to design, develop, source and deliver a vast range of sensor solutions means that the sales support team is able to work with customers throughout their entire project, enabling customers to influence how their products work.

Variohm’s aim is to provide an efficient, cost effective, flexible service to customers, irrespective of their size, business or geographical location.

Variohm Eurosensor are part of the Variohm Holdings Group. Variohm Holdings as an entity can provide products to suit any sensing application in any industry and is eager to use it’s combined knowledge and skills to solve new applications.

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Variohm Eurosensor’s range of products monitor: –Position, Load, Pressure and Temperature

Position sensors include rotary and linear sensors, cable extension transducers and inclination sensors. Available in various contacting and non-contacting technologies, including Hall effect, incremental and absolute encoders and laser measurement.

Load and force sensing; load cells from 1g to 1000t capacities, available in a wide range of mechanical sizes and designs to suit all applications. High speed bagging controllers, torque transducers to measure both dynamic and static loads, with various mounting and electrical connection options.

Pressure transducers and switches to measure absolute, differential and gauge pressure up to 5000 Bar. These sensors are available is a wide range of outputs and also standard and customised housing options, with IP ratings up to IP69K.

Thermistors and probes offering a wide temperature measurement range, with excellent interchangeability and stability which are also space and flight approved or medically approved where appropriate. Custom and bespoke solutions are available and many are manufactured or modified on site.

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