Hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders

Overview

Detecting the piston position in hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders is important to accurately monitor and control of a variety of machines and systems. The applications are many and ranges from pneumatic controls on production lines to hydraulic cylinders on dumping mechanisms on a digger.

Over the past 40 years HF Jensen has collaborated with designers and manufacturers of machinery to accurately detect the piston position in hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders.

Example of HF Jensen products applied in Hydraulic and Pneumatic Cylinders

HF Jensen has worked closely with a Scandinavian specialist in hydraulic cylinders on the design of the XEHS sensors.

The advantage of XEHS is that it has short length to range ratio and a small diameter, and it is very robust with respect to temperature, vibration and magnetic fields. The basic inductive principle makes the measurement contactless both mechanically and electronically, which means there is no wear, leading to a very long lifetime.

Furthermore our our in-house development and production enable full flexibility and allow us to fully customize the mechanical design.  The goal is precise detection of piston position as well as quick and easy installation, regardless of whether it is pneumatic or hydraulic.

HF Jensen Products Applied