Steering Angle Rotary Sensor

Posted on July 14, 2011

Piher International Corp. has introduced a new shaft angle rotary sensor that combines a through-shaft design with 360ยบ absolute position feedback in a thin package. The PST-360 through-hole position sensor can be used in a wide range of off-highway, construction and agricultural equipment drive-by-wire applications, as well as material handling and electronic braking systems, the company said.

Key features of the PST-360 sensor include a through-hole design where the sensor fits over existing shaft and bearing assemblies. The sensor incorporates a proprietary ring magnet with a fully sealed Hall ASIC as the sensor element. This proprietary design, Piher said, provides a streamlined sensor with only one moving part along with programmable electronics designed for harsh environments.

More information is available in the Sensing & Controls Forum.