Balluff Introduces Micropulse BTL7 TA12 Explosion Proof Linear Position Sensors

Aug. 23, 2016
Hazardous area linear position sensor offers new features and improved performance.

The Micropulse TA12 linear position sensor is now available from Balluff with Generation 7 technology. The new platform maintains backward compatibility to the existing BTL5 TA12.

Key features and benefits, according to Balluff, include:

  • Non-contact magnetostrictive technology for long-term reliability
  • Measuring ranges up to 7620 mm (300")
  • USB configuration capability for simple in-application customization (PLUS version)
  • Dual-position magnet capability, which allows monitoring of two independent motions (PLUS version)
  • Field-replaceable electronics module for in-cylinder repairs
  • Wide operating temperature range
    • Standard: -40°C to +80°C (-40°F to +176°F)
    • Extended low temperature operation: -50°C (SA418 option, consult factory)
    • Available interfaces: Analog voltage/current, Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI)
    • Worldwide hazardous area approvals for extended global reach
    • Rugged, corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel housing

Applications include:

  • Position feedback on hydraulically-actuated valves
  • Position feedback in hydraulic cylinders in hazardous locations
  • Level monitoring and control
  • Turbine speed control applications