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Variohm Eurosensor’s ELPM linear position sensor is benefiting all-terrain electric wheelchair designer and manufacturer Molten Rock, which selected the compact IP67-rated sensor for its motorsports-proven durability.

The sensor provides steering position feedback as part of the servo control system for the joystick-operated version of the ruggedised Molten Rock Boma7 off-road wheelchair.

Molten Rock’s designers chose Variohm’s ELPM linear position sensor to match the high demands of the steering system specification, which includes a robust Linak linear actuator and a Dynamic Controls joystick control system.

As a heavy-duty and competitively priced motorsports position sensor, which is also suitable for applications in harsh-environment industrial, agricultural and construction equipment, Variohm Eurosensor’s ELPM is available in measurement ranges from 12.5mm to 150mm with independent linearity to ±0.5 per cent.

Key benefits of product application

  • Molten Rock company director Chris Swift said: ‘We have been producing the joystick version of the Boma7 since 2010 and from development through to full field use the sensor has been thoroughly tested on the wheelchair and has performed very well under a range of conditions.’
  • The sensor’s patented measurement technology ensures smooth and uninterrupted contact with low electrical noise under the most demanding physical and environmental conditions.
  • The sensor includes an improved felt seal and O-ring sealing arrangement, providing the ELPM with an IP67 protection, a 150ºC upper temperature rating (175º C short term) and a serviceable rated life of more than 25 million operations.
  • The lightweight miniature slimline sensor features self-aligning spherical bearing mounts and compact retracted mounting distance for straightforward installation.
  • An optional quick-release version (ELPM-Pop) includes snap-on fittings for very fast replacement.

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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