Florence, Ky. – Balluff announces the Micropulse AT Linear Position Transducer with the VARAN Bus interface. It is able to track the location of up to four position-marker magnets. The transducer outputs a start/stop signal, which is used to calculate the position of each magnet using the transducer length and resolution. It’s available in a non-contact, floating magnet configuration, with optional measuring ranges from 50mm up to 1.5m. The VARAN client chip is embedded into the transducer itself as a low-cost FPGA, allowing simple read/write configuration and making it an economical solution for linear positioning.
VARAN Bus is a robust Ethernet-based industrial network protocol based on IEEE 802.3 100TX Standard Ethernet technology. VARAN Bus offers additional benefits over standard Ethernet including enhanced resistance against disruption, fast bus speed operating in “hard real-time”, with bus cycle times less than 100µs, and low jitter below 100ns, all of which lead to extremely high data integrity.
For more information on the Micropulse AT with VARAN Bus interface, visit www.balluff.com/AT
To learn more about the VARAN Bus real time industrial network protocol, visit http://www.varan-bus.net/index_en.htm.