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GCA-AE-Series LVDT Position Sensor

These heavy-duty gage heads enable high performance in environments containing moisture, dirt, and fluid contaminants

Key Features GCA-AE Series

  • Air extend, spring retract
  • All-welded stainless steel construction
  • Resistant to harsh environments
  • Hermetically sealed housing
  • 25 µ-inch [0.6 µm] repeatability
  • IEC IP68 rating to 1,000 PSI [70 bars]
  • Long cycle life

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About the GCA-AE Series Air extend AC operated gage heads

The GCA-AE Series heavy-duty gage heads enable high performance in environments containing moisture, dirt, and fluid contaminants. These Gage heads are air-extend, spring-retract LVDTs (Linear Variable Differential Transformers) with precision linear bearings.

These robust high-temperature gage heads allow measurements over long strokes up to ±1 inch [±25.4mm]. A removable black-chromed, hardened tool steel tip is threaded (4-48UNF-2A) to the working end. Internal construction prevents the core and shaft from rotating as they move longitudinally. The integral electrical connector (welded) provides for easy installation and allows replacing a damaged cable without sacrificing the sensor. Installation and adjustment are facilitated by an external ½-20 mounting thread and the two locknuts supplied with each unit.

The ruggedness, long life cycle, and very high reliability of the GCA-AE Series provide a low cost of ownership over the life of the equipment onto which they are installed. The one-piece front end (barrel which contains the bearing assembly), machined
from solid stainless steel bar, coupled with a bronze bushing, has far greater resistance to bending forces and side loads compared to other designs. This is particularly important on the longer stroke versions; it reduces the common risk of probe
damage/bending during installation or maintenance of industrial equipment. The GCA-AE Series designs also require fewer parts and weld joints, thereby increasing overall structural integrity and reliability.

Other features GCA-AE Series

  • MS type connector (MIL-C-5015)
  • High temperature
  • High side loading resistance
  • Calibration certificate supplied with each unit
  • Long strokes up to ±1 inch
  • Hardened tool steel contact tip

Applications for GCA-AE Series

  • Factory automation
  • Industrial printing equipment
  • Steel mills
  • Metal thickness gaging
  • High temperature applications
  • Environments requiring hermetically sealed transducers
  • In-process measurements (feedback loop with PLC or CNC controller)
  • Specifications
Specifications
Measurement range
1.27 to 25.4mm
Non-linearity
±0.25% FR

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