These sensors can measure the position of various mechanical systems. Examples of the types of measurements position sensors take in mechanical systems include:
• Position of a robot arm
• Angular position of the electric motor shaft
• Linear displacement of a hydraulic valve
• Position of aircraft flight control surfaces.
The most common sensors used in high-precision applications include the following:
• Optical Encoders
• Resolvers and LVDTs
• Magnetic Sensors (such as AMR, TMR, Hall)
Analog Devices is a recognized manufacturer of xMR sensors and a leading supplier of sensor interface solutions for Optical Encoders, Resolvers, and LVDTs.