Sensor Technologies to Detect Pneumatic Cylinder Position
Over the years, many users have abandoned the use of reed switches due to their failure rate and have utilized mechanical or inductive sensors to detect pneumatic cylinder position. AMR and GMR sensors are smaller, faster, and easy to integrate and are much more reliable however; they must overcome the stigma left by their predecessors. With the vast improvements in sensor technology, AMR and GMR sensors should now be considered the primary solution for detecting cylinder position.
Read this whitepaper to learn more about position sensing techniques and the various magnetic sensor types that are best for detecting cylinder position.