M505 Rotary Position Sensor

The intrinsically safe M505 is ATEX and IECEx approved for use in potentially explosive gas/vapour, dust atmospheres and mining environments.

It is designed for industrial and scientific feedback applications and is ideal for OEMs seeking good sensor performance for arduous applications in hazardous areas.

The M505, like all Positek sensors, is supplied with the output calibrated to the angle required by the customer, between 15 and 160 degrees and with full EMC protection built in. The sensor provides a linear output proportional with angle of rotation. There is a machined registration mark to identify the calibrated mid point.

Overall performance, repeatability and stability are outstanding over a wide temperature range. The M505 has long service life and environmental resistance with a rugged stainless steel body, shaft, flange or servo mount. The flange or servo mounting options make the sensor easy to install, it also offers a range of mechanical options. Environmental sealing is to IP67 .

Positek intrinsically safe sensors are designed to be used with a galvanically isolated amplifier .  Approved galvanic isolation amplifiers (X005) are available from Positek; there is a choice of 0.5-9.5V or 4-20mA transmission outputs.

The sensor can be installed with a cable length up to 1km between the sensor and the amplifier.

 

Description

Positek M505 Slim-line Rotary Position Sensor is intrinsically safe. ATEX and IECEx approved for use in potentially explosive gas/vapour, dust atmospheres and mining environments.

It is designed for industrial and scientific feedback applications and is ideal for OEMs seeking good sensor performance for arduous applications in hazardous areas.

The M505 Slim-line Rotary Position Sensor, like all Positek sensors, is supplied with the output calibrated to the angle required by the customer, between 15 and 160 degrees and with full EMC protection built in. The sensor provides a linear output proportional with angle of rotation. There is a machined registration mark to identify the calibrated mid point.

Overall performance, repeatability and stability are outstanding over a wide temperature range. The M505 has long service life and environmental resistance with a rugged stainless steel body, shaft, flange or servo mount. The flange or servo mounting options make the sensor easy to install, it also offers a range of mechanical options. Environmental sealing is to IP67 .

All of Positek’s position sensors are manufactured to the highest quality and use our very own patented non-contact technology. This helps to ensure the highest levels of accuracy and reliability, even in the harshest of environments. Every position sensor that Positek manufactures uses their inductive sensor technology to ensure high-precision results, and is fully customisable to meet the unique requirements of your business.

With over 25 years’ experience as a sensor manufacturer and using our onsite production facility, Positek has the flexibility to manufacture and customise any industrial position sensor, including tilt sensors and inclinometers, to any size or specification.

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Positek offers a range of options for its standard sensors. Each sensor is manufactured to suit each customer's preferences. If your requirement is outside the options given below, Positek can modify/ redesign a sensor to suit your specific requirement. Standard options are available as below:

 

Measurement Range

Factory set to any length from ±7.5° to ±80° in increments of 1°. For example, if your application requires 10° measurement, then Positek will manufacture the sensor specifically for this angular range. The sensor will measure 90° however will still rotate through 360°.

 

 

Connector/Cable Options

Option Option Code
Cable with axial gland, IP67 L (3 core cable)
LQ (5 core cable)
(More informations)
Cable length - The standard length of cable supplied with a Positek position sensor is 50cm although you can specify any length you require up to a maximum of 15,000cm Specified in cm after the L/LQ e.g. L200 for 200cm cable from axial cable gland

 

Mounting Options

Option Option Code
Flanged housing Blank
Servo mount P

 

<+/-0.1% FSO Linearity error (100° max) Option Code
Z650

Intrinsic Safety

ATEX/IECEx approval

This sensor is ATEX/IECEx approved to:
Ex I/II M1/1GD
Ex ia IIC T4 Ga (Ta = -40°C to + 80°C )
Ex ia 111C 20 T135°C Da (Ta = -40°C to + 80°C )
Ex ia I Ma (Ta = -40°C to + 80°C )
This designates the sensor as belonging to; Groups I and II: suitable for all areas (including mining), Category M1/1 GD: can be used in areas with continuous, long or frequent periods of exposure to hazardous gas (Zones 2 to 0) and dust (Zone 20), equipment remains energised.

Gas:
Protection class ia, denotes intrinsically safe for all zones.
Apparatus group IIC: suitable for IIA, IIB and IIC
explosive gases.
Temperature class T4: maximum sensor surface
temperature under fault conditions 135°C .

Dust:
T135°C: maximum sensor surface temperature under fault conditions 135°C.

Ambient temperature range extended to -40°C to +80°C .

Galvanic Isolation Amplifier

Intrinsically safe sensors must be used with a galvanically isolated amplifier with safety parameters not exceeding:- Ui: 11.4V, Ii: 0.2A, Pi: 0.51W. Sensor can be installed with a cable length up to 1000m maximum from the amplifier, cable capacitance and inductance can be up to:- Capacitance: 200 nF max, Inductance: 810 μH max.

Approved amplifiers are available from Positek; there is a choice of 0.5-9.5V or 4-20mA transmission outputs. 

 

Dimensions

Body Diameter 19mm
Body Length (to seal face) 45.4mm
Shaft See Drawing
Measurement Range Any angle from ±7.5° to ±80°
Independent Linearity <±0.25% up to 100° at 20°C
<±0.1% available on request
Temperature Coefficient <±0.01%/°C Gain & <±0.01%FS/°C Offset
Output Characteristics See Graph
Resolution Infinite
Noise

<0.02% FSO

Frequency Response

>10KHz (-3dB)

 

Temperature Limits

Operating -40 to +80°C
Storage -40 to +125°C

 

Other

EMC Susceptibility EN 61000-6-2
EMC Radiated EN 61000-6-3
Vibration IEC 68-2-6: 10g
Shock IEC 68-2-29: 40g
MTBF 350,000 hrs 40°C Gf
Sealing IP67
Electrical Connections Screened cable or integral connector

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