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Advantages of LVDT Sensors

Advantages of LVDT Sensors

At Ixthus, we specialise in sensors and transducers for test and measurement. LVDT sensors are part of our Position Sensor range. LVDT stand for Linear Variable Differential Transformer.

An LVDT is used for measuring displacement; it works by converting the rectilinear motion of an object into a corresponding electrical signal. LVDT sensors are well known for being very precise; they can measure movements which are smaller than 0.1mm.

LVDTs were originally used in laboratories but are now widely used for industrial monitoring and control applications.

The Advantages of LVDT Sensors

As well as being highly accurate, LVDT sensors have the following advantages;

·         Friction free

·         Infinite resolution

·         Long life cycle

·         Fast response

·         Robust

·         Reliable

·         Well suited to extreme environments

·         Available in different configurations to suit different applications

We recommend choosing an LVDT sensor for applications where both accuracy and reliability are of high importance.

Applications and Industries for LVDT Sensors

LVDTs are used across many industries including; aerospace, military, scientific, subsea as well as other sectors, they are often used in the following applications;

·         Factory Automation

·         Applications with large misalignments

·         Process and control

·         High temperature applications

·         Materials testing

·         General industrial

·         Hydraulic actuators

·         Pressure chambers and vessels

·         Rolling mil gap feedback

·         Continuous casting mould clamping

·         Servo mechanisms

·         Weight sensitive applications

LVDT Sensors from Ixthus

Our LVDT sensors are available as AC or DC versions, spring returns and we also have some transmitters and transmitter systems.

AC LVDTs contain no electrics which make them a great choice for applications which may have size restrictions, cost restrictions or harsh environments. We can offer ranges from +/- 0.005” to +/- 10.000”.

DC LVDTs have signal conditioning electronics built into the sensor and require no calibration or special signal conditioning. They are available in rages +/-0.02” to +/-2.000”

Spring return LVDTs have a spring loaded plunger and bearing assembly allowing for easy installation. AC and DC outputs are available and ranges from +/-0.02” to +/-2.000”

Our LVDT Transmitters and Transmitter Systems are two wire looped powered sensors which are well suited to applications in power plants and other industrial environments with long cable runs.  

LVDT’s from Burster; as well as our TE LVDTs we also have a range from Burster, these are in the Displacement Sensor section of our website. The 8739 uses a USB interface.

If you require more information on LVDT sensors or need technical advice please contact us 01327 353437 or

For more information please contact: Ixthus Instrumentation Email: Tel:+44 (0) 1327  353437 Fax: +44 (0) 1327 353564

Article date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:10:15 +0100 GMT

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