103-11 Lohr, 2011-10-10

The analog way to measure long distances

The SM6-AL distance measuring sensor

The SM6-AL distance measuring sensor from Rexroth with a maximum measurement range of 1007 mm is easy to assemble on profile cylinders.

The new SM6-AL distance measuring sensor from Rexroth extends the spectrum of applications for long pneumatic cylinders

Exact position monitoring ensures process reliability and precision for applications. Non-contact analog distance measuring sensors, such as the SM6 series sensors from Rexroth, precisely monitor the piston position. The secret? High proximity switching rates and excellent signal quality from the sensors. As a result, it is even possible to implement demanding linear movement profiles using pneumatics. The new SM6-AL sensor is able to take measurements over long distances, easy to program and assemble, and can be flexibly deployed for a multitude of applications.

Whether for a quality test, to measure the thickness tolerance, or determine the level of wear: The SM6 series distance measuring sensors use the Hall effect to precisely monitor cylinder movements with excellent repetitive precision and high resolution. This makes it possible to even measure distances as small as 0.1 mm.

The distance measurement range for the latest component from this series, the SM6-AL sensor, is exceptionally large: Distances of up to 1007 mm can be measured. Its aluminum housing ensures stability and torsion protection.

All SM6 series sensors are characterized by accuracy and excellent output signal linearity, based on a fast proximity switching rate of 1 millisecond.

Programming of the distance measurement range is very user friendly: A control element on the sensor allows for easy and intuitive setting of the zero point, as well as variable selection of the distance measurement range. The user only has to enter the desired start and end point within the maximum possible distance measurement range of the sensor. As a result, piston movement within the cylinder’s measurement range can be recorded with high precision. This function offers maximum flexibility for designing technical solutions and programming controls.

The compact sensors are easy to assemble – either directly in the cylinder groove or to the profile using clamp brackets. Installation is also facilitated by the fact that the sensors can be installed in any orientation. This sensor solution is compact, simple, cost-effective, efficient, and easy to assemble, making it a true multi-talent for analog measurement sensor technology.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 34,900 associates generated approximately 5.1 billion euros in revenue in 2010.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. For 2011, the company forecasts sales of more than50 billion euros and a headcount of a good 300,000 by the end of the year. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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