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956 BLOK Housing

The Rod and Barrel Style LDT – 956 Blok™ - Housing is designed for applications where mounting a standalone Rod or Profile Style Linear Displacement Transducer, is prohibitive.  The streamlined anodized aluminum extrusion houses the sensing element, electronics, and sensing magnet in a Rod and Barrel style package. The LDT’s magnet assembly is encapsulated inside the extrusion and is attached via a bearing assembly to the piston rod.  As the piston rod extends and retracts, the internal magnet moves over the sensing element that determines the position and converts it to a readable output.  

The 956 eBlok™ is a self-contained unit and does not have a can or head assembly. All of the electronics and magnet assembly are incorporated into an exclusive two chamber industrial Rod & Barrel style housing. The electronics are isolated in a chamber that is sealed to IP67. The piston / magnet assembly are isolated in the second chamber and is designed to move effortlessly along the transducer.

The 956 BLOK is designed for applications where economical continuous feedback is necessary. The sensor is a cost-effective replacement to limit and proximity sensors and linear potentiometers. Applications include presses, blow molding, injection molding, extrusion, roll positioning, wicket gates, and many more.

Featuring

• Simple two-point mounting offers Lateral and Horizontal Movement to compensate for machine slop
• Optional Front and Rear Rod ends
• Male & Female Barrel thread options
• Sensor Length up to 36" 
• Analog Outputs, 0-10 VDC, +/-10 VDC, 0-5 VDC, +/-5 VDC, 4-20mA  
• Quadrature
• Digital Outputs, Start/Stop, Variable Pulse (PWM), Control Pulse
• IP67 Rating, IP68 Optional
• Tri-color Diagnostic LED
• Programmable Zero & Span
 
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    • 956 Series, eBlok (Analog Output)
      • The 956 eBlok™ is a cost-effective linear sensing solution. The streamlined anodized aluminum extrusion houses the sensing element, electronics, and sensing magnet in a Rod and Barrel style package. The LDT’s magnet assembly is encapsulated inside the extrusion and is attached via a bearing assembly to the piston rod. As the piston rod extends and retracts, the internal magnet moves over the sensing element that determines the position and converts it to an analog output. The transducer can be ordered with 0 to 10 VDC or 4 to 20 mA output. The transducer utilizes our field-proven Magnetostrictive technology to give absolute position, repeatable to 0.001% of the programmable sensing distance. The 956 eBlok™ is a self-contained unit and does not have a can or head assembly. All of the electronics and magnet assembly are incorporated into an exclusive two-chamber industrial Rod & Barrel style housing. The electronics are isolated in a chamber that is sealed to IP67. The piston/magnet assembly is isolated in the second chamber and is designed to move effortlessly along the transducer. Units can be ordered in English or metric span lengths from 1” to 60” in 1” increments (25mm to 1525mm) and come standard with a 5-pin M12 style connector. The 956 eBlok™ has a few truly unique features. As an option, the unit can be ordered with field programmable Zero & Span positions. Programmable Zero and Span points allow the user to field program the analog output to match their exact requirements. The 956 eBlok LDT™ also offers a unique diagnostic capability. The normal analog output indicates the position of the magnet within the programmed Span. If the magnet moves beyond the programmed Zero or Span points the output will indicate this with a voltage or current outside of the selected range. Featuring • Analog Outputs, 0-10VDC or 4-20mA available • 16-bit resolution • Linearity +/- 0.03% of Stroke • IP67 Rated • Stroke lengths from 1” to 60” • -40°C to 85°C operating range • Optional Programmable Zero & Span • Diagnostics – Built into analog output • 5-Pin M12 connector
    • 956A Series, High Resolution Blok (Analog Output)
      • The 956A High-Resolution Blok™ is a cost-effective linear sensing solution. The streamlined anodized aluminum extrusion houses the sensing element, electronics, and sensing magnet in a Rod and Barrel style package. The LDT’s magnet assembly is encapsulated inside the extrusion and is attached via a bearing assembly to the piston rod. As the piston rod extends and retracts, the internal magnet moves over the sensing element that determines the position and converts it to an analog output. The transducer can be ordered with 0 to 10 VDC or 4 to 20 mA output. The transducer utilizes our field-proven Magnetostrictive technology to give absolute position, repeatable to 0.006% of the programmable sensing distance. The 956A High-Resolution Blok™ is a self-contained unit and does not have a can or head assembly. All of the electronics and magnet assembly are incorporated into an exclusive two-chamber industrial Rod & Barrel style housing. The electronics are isolated in a chamber that is sealed to IP67. The piston/magnet assembly is isolated in the second chamber and is designed to move effortlessly along the transducer. Units can be ordered in English or metric span lengths from 5” to 36” in .1” increments and come standard with a 5-pin M12 style connector. The 956A High-Resolution Blok™ has a few truly unique features. All units come standard with Programmable Zero and Span points and a diagnostic LED to help aid in troubleshooting. Featuring • Analog Outputs, 0-10VDC or 4-20mA • Linearity +/- 0.05% of Stroke • IP67 Rated • Stroke lengths from 5” to 36” • -20°C to 70°C operating range • Programmable Zero & Span • Diagnostic LED • 5-Pin M12 connector
    • 956S Series, Smart Blok (Analog Output)
      • The 956S Smart Blok™ is a cost-effective linear sensing solution. The streamlined anodized aluminum extrusion houses the sensing element, electronics, and sensing magnet in a Rod and Barrel style package. The LDT’s magnet assembly is encapsulated inside the extrusion and is attached via a bearing assembly to the piston rod. As the piston rod extends and retracts, the internal magnet moves over the sensing element that determines the position and converts it to an analog output. The transducer can be ordered with 0 to 10 VDC, 0 to 5 VDC, -10 to +10VDC, -5 to +5VDC, or 4 to 20 mA output. The transducer utilizes our field-proven Magnetostrictive technology to give absolute position, repeatable to 0.01% of the programmable sensing distance. The 956S Smart Blok™ is a self-contained unit and does not have a can or head assembly. All of the electronics and magnet assembly are incorporated into an exclusive two-chamber industrial Rod & Barrel style housing. The electronics are isolated in a chamber that is sealed to IP67. The piston/magnet assembly is isolated in the second chamber and is designed to move effortlessly along the transducer. Units can be ordered in English or metric span lengths from 4” to 36” in .1” increments and come standard with a 4-pin M12 style connector. The 956S Smart Blok™ has a few truly unique features. All units come standard with Programmable Zero and Span points and a diagnostic LED to help aid in troubleshooting. Featuring • Analog Outputs, 0-10VDC, 0 to 5VDC, -5 to +5VDC, -10 to +10VDC or 4-20mA • Linearity +/- 0.05% of Stroke • IP67 Rated • Stroke lengths form 4” to 36” • -40°C to 70°C operating range • Programmable Zero & Span • Diagnostic LED • 5-Pin M12 connector
    • 956D Series, Digital Blok (Start/Stop and PWM Outputs)
      • The 956D Digital Blok™ is a cost-effective linear sensing solution. The streamlined anodized aluminum extrusion houses the sensing element, electronics, and sensing magnet in a Rod and Barrel style package. The LDT’s magnet assembly is encapsulated inside the extrusion and is attached via a bearing assembly to the piston rod. As the piston rod extends and retracts, the internal magnet moves over the sensing element that determines the position and converts it to a digital output. The transducer can be ordered with either Start/Stop, PWM (Pulse Width Modulated), or Controlled Pulse outputs. The transducer utilizes our field-proven Magnetostrictive technology to give absolute position, repeatable to 0.006% of the programmable sensing distance. The 956D Digital Blok™ is a self-contained unit and does not have a can or head assembly. All of the electronics and magnet assembly are incorporated into an exclusive two-chamber industrial Rod & Barrel style housing. The electronics are isolated in a chamber that is sealed to IP67. The piston/magnet assembly is isolated in the second chamber and is designed to move effortlessly along the transducer. Units can be ordered in English or metric span lengths from 5” to 36” in .1” increments and come standard with a 6-pin M12 style connector. All units come standard with a diagnostic LED to help aid in troubleshooting. Featuring • Start / stop. PWM or Controlled Pulse Outputs available • Linearity +/- 0.05% of Stroke • IP67 Rated • Stroke lengths from 5” to 36” • -20°C to 70°C operating range • Diagnostic LED • 6-Pin M12 connector
    • 956DQ Series, Digital Quadrature Blok (Quadrature Outputs)
      • The 956DQ Digital Blok™ is a cost-effective linear sensing solution. The streamlined anodized aluminum extrusion houses the sensing element, electronics, and sensing magnet in a Rod and Barrel style package. The LDT’s magnet assembly is encapsulated inside the extrusion and is attached via a bearing assembly to the piston rod. As the piston rod extends and retracts, the internal magnet moves over the sensing element that determines the position and converts it to a Quadrature output. The transducer utilizes our field-proven Magnetostrictive technology to give absolute position, repeatable to 0.006% of the programmable sensing distance. The Gemco 956DQ linear transducer provides a quadrature output directly from the transducer to the controller. The output from the transducer can be wired directly to any incremental encoder high-speed counter card. The 956DQ Digital Quadrature Blok™ is a self-contained unit and does not have a can or head assembly. All of the electronics and magnet assembly are incorporated into an exclusive two-chamber industrial Rod & Barrel style housing. The electronics are isolated in a chamber that is sealed to IP67. The piston/magnet assembly is isolated in the second chamber and is designed to move effortlessly along the transducer. Units can be ordered in English or metric span lengths from 5” to 36” in .1” increments and come standard with a 6-pin M12 style connector. All units come standard with a diagnostic LED to help aid in troubleshooting. Featuring • Quadrature Output (Incremental Encoder) • Linearity +/- 0.05% of Stroke • IP67 Rated • Stroke lengths from 5” to 36” • -20°C to 70°C operating range • Diagnostic LED • 10-Pin M12 connector
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