Release of Compact Surface-Mounted Rotary Position Sensors for Automobile and Consumer Electronic Applications
Murata Manufacturing has released a low profile surface mount type rotary position sensors measuring only W11mm x L12mm x T2.1mm. Rotary position sensors are used more and more in automobile application such as air conditioning air flow as well as other consumer electronic devices to detect the rotation (angle) of the switches, and their increasing use in such devices has forced the manufacturers to lower their cost of such sensors.
The new SV03 series by Murata supports the wide operating temperature range form -40 to +125 degrees Celsius to meet the stringent automobile manufacturer requirements, while guaranteeing both the high precision as well as long service life of 300,000 cycles. Furthermore, their compact form factor will result in even smaller and lighter final products that incorporate them. In addition to this an adjustment scale is displayed on the surface to facilitate mounting at the stage where the products incorporating the sensors are produced. The sensor weighs only 0.4 g.