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Absolute Position Sensing Technology presented at SAE 2015

01/10/2015

Absolute Position Sensing Technology presented at SAE 2015

We will be presenting our latest inductive position sensing technology on booth 18 at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, from October 6-8 2015 in Illinois, USA.

Blade Range 300x201Our GSposition range is used in off-highway braking systems for continuous, long-term reliable measurement. The range features linear, angular and rotary measurements, solid-state design and a measurement range from 20-60mm.

Come along to our Technical Presentation on October 6th at 4pm, where we will be presenting the latest inductive position sensing technology used in off-highway braking systems. This technical session will provide an overview of the working principles in Gill’s non-contacting position sensing technology in a brake pad wear monitoring application. Gill’s proprietary technology is unique with it’s ability to sense through a stainless steel barrier.

This presentation is suited to engineers and designers interested in how ‘true absolute’ non-contacting position feedback differs from common Hall Effect (magnetic field) based technologies.

For more information visit booth 18 at the show or visit the GSposition range.

Performance Improvements in a Brake Wear Sensor Used in Off-Highway Vehicle Brake Safety Systems

Tuesday October 6, 4pm, Room 25, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

sae international3Abstract:

OEM benefit: Vehicle manufacturers desire continuous feedback in monitoring key safety related sub-assemblies. In this application, engineers are calculating the remaining brake pad life by continuously monitoring the current thickness of the brake pad friction material. This information is used in scheduling preventative maintenance activities and avoiding safety incidents. Unplanned machine down time and field repair expenses in earthmoving equipment are cost prohibitive. Today, this technology allows OEM’s to have high confidence, continuous feedback on this critical vehicle safety feature, avoiding expensive, unplanned repairs and to improve field “up time” performance.

Application challenge: To develop a reliable linear position sensor that is suitable for continuous monitoring of brake pad material thickness in a high pressure, high temperature, high vibration and contaminated environment typical of large construction (earthmoving) vehicles.

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