953 VMax Series Linear Position Sensor

The Gemco 953 Series VMax Linear Displacement Transducer (LDT) is a linear position sensor developed to meet the most demanding processing challenges, regardless of application or operating environment.

The highly versatile VMax offers absolute accuracy and reliability with high resolution and precision repeatability. The VMax is resistant to contaminants and environmental conditions and is IP68 rated. Its rugged and durable mill duty construction exceeds competitive offerings, and its vibration resistance is lab tested at 30 Gs and shock resistance is lab tested at 1000 Gs.

This linear position sensor is easy to install and set up and features the latest generation of Magnetostrictive position-sensing technology with automatic gain circuitry. Custom configurations are available to meet specific end user requirements. The VMax family is an ideal cylinder position sensor with absolute feedback.

Featuring
• Analog Outputs, 0-10 VDC, +/-10 VDC, 0-5 VDC, +/-5 VDC, 4-20mA  
• SSI (Synchronous Serial Interface) 24, 25 or 26 Bit, Binary or Gray Code, Synchronous or Asynchronous Mode
• Digital Outputs, Start/Stop, Variable Pulse (PWM), Control Pulse
• High Shock Resistance to 1000Gs (lab tested)
• High Vibration Resistance to 30Gs (lab tested)
• Removable Cartridge for Hydraulic Applications
• Resolution to 0.00006”
• Linearity +/- 0.01%
• Wide Input Range of 7-30 VDC 
• IP68 Rating
• Tri-color Diagnostic LED
• Programmable Zero & Span
• Sensor Length up to 300"

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    • 953A – Analog Output
      • The 953A VMax is an accurate, programmable zero & span, auto-tuning, non-contact linear position sensor in a rod-style package. The sensor utilizes our field-proven Magnetostrictive technology to give absolute position, accurate to 0.01% of the programmable sensing distance. A variety of analog voltage and current outputs are available. All units have a diagnostic LED to display the health of the unit and to help aid in troubleshooting. Our Analog units offer programmable Zero & Span points; the analog output is programmable over the entire active stroke length. Units can be ordered in span lengths from 1” (25mm) to 300” (7.6M).
    • 953D – Digital Output
      • The 953D VMax is an accurate, programmable, auto-tuning, non-contact linear position sensor in a rod-style package. The sensor utilizes our field-proven Magnetostrictive technology to give absolute position, accurate to 0.01% of the sensing distance. A variety of digital outputs are available (Start/Stop, PWM & Control Pulse). All units have a diagnostic LED to display the health of the unit and to help aid in troubleshooting. Units can be ordered in span lengths from 1” (25mm) to 300” (7.6M).
    • 953S – SSI (Serial Synchronous Interface) Output
      • The 953S VMax is an accurate, programmable, auto-tuning, non-contact linear position sensor in a rod-style package. The sensor utilizes our field-proven Magnetostrictive technology to give absolute position, accurate to 0.01% of the sensing distance. SSI (Synchronous Serial Interface), 24, 25 or 26 Bit, Binary or Gray Code, Position Updates. All units have a diagnostic LED to display the health of the unit and to help aid in troubleshooting. Our Analog units offer programmable Zero & Span points; the analog output is programmable over the entire active stroke length. Units can be ordered in span lengths from 1” (25mm) to 300” (7.6M).
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    • Industrial Hydraulic Cylinders

      Withstand hand shock & vibration, as well as high pressures and temperature swings.

    • Packaging - Stretch Hooding Machine

      Improved Cycle Time

    • Steel Mills - Monitor Torch Cut Off Heads

      Close the Loop on Torch Cut-Off Heads and Monitor the Slab Length

    • Steel Mills - Electric Arc Furnace Cover

      Absolute Position Feedback in the Harshest Environments

    • Automation - Position Feedback

      Flight Simulators

    • Steel Mills - Rolling Mill

      Quality Depends on Performance

    • Plastics - Blow Molding

      High Shock and Vibration Ratings

    • Lumber - Planers

      Optimize Production Capabilities

    • Entertainment - Motion Simulators

      For The Entertainment Indistry

    • Lumber Laser - Guided Edger

      Reduce Scrap and Maintenance Costs

    • Agriculture - Automated Spraying and Cultivation Equipment

      Eliminate Manual Adjustments and Crop Damage

    • Heavy Industry - Cranes

      Prevent Overtravel

    • Heavy Industry - Crusher and Baler

      Eliminate Inefficiency and Wear

    • Automotive - Battery Manufacturing

      Improved Quality Control

    • Automotive - Glass Manufacturing

      Increase Throughput Time

    • Steel Mills - Continuous Casting

      Keep this Massive Mechanical Process Running Non-Stop

    • Steel Mills - Steel Making

      Only the Strong Survive

    • Steel Mills - Walking Beams

      Absolute Continuous Feedback

    • Recycling - Baling Machines

      The 950MD Mill Duty Housing and 953 VMax Linear Displacement Transducer (LDT) are an ideal alternative to Limit Switches and lower cost linear sensors.