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DCTH Series DC to DC LVDT Displacement Transducer


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These transducers are for displacement / position measurement. They make an accurate position measurement of the movement of the armature (the sliding part) relative to the body of the displacement transducer.
This transducer uses the Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT) principle which means that it is probably the most robust and reliable position sensor type available. The strength of the LVDT sensor's principle is that there is no electrical contact across the transducer position sensing element which for the user of the sensor means clean data, infinite resolution and a very long life.
Our DC to DC LVDT transducer has all of the benefits of the LVDT sensor principle with the added convenience of built-in LVDT electronics enabling a dc supply and dc output.
This series of displacement transducer is available as either an unguided, captive or spring return version.
Unguided version.
On our unguided LVDTs the armature assembly is a separate component, to make a measurement the user must guide the armature inside the body without touching the sides. Unguided position measurement transducers are appropriate where external guidance is available and give truly non-contact operation
DCTH100 to DCTH400
End (axial) exit cable.
dimensional drawing of LVDT unguided
D1=0.81''
D3=0.08''
D4=0.08''
ID=0.100''
TGF=M3x0.5
X=Center of range
DCTH500 to DCTH8000
Side (radial) exit cable.
dimensional drawing of LVDT unguided
A=0.35''
D1=0.81''
D3=0.2''
D4=0.235''
ID=0.268''
TGF=M5x0.8
X=Center of range
Type Range Linearity error (% F.S.) L X (nom) Total weight Armature weight TF Inward over-travel
DCTH100 ±2.5mm (±0.1'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 2.52'' 1.3'' 2.6oz 0.05oz 0.73'' 0.46''
DCTH200 ±5mm (±0.2'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 2.52'' 1.3'' 2.6oz 0.06oz 0.73'' 0.35''
DCTH300 ±7.5mm (±0.3'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 2.52'' 1.3'' 2.6oz 0.06oz 0.73'' 0.26''
DCTH400 ±10mm (±0.4'') ±0.5/±0.25 2.52'' 1.3'' 2.6oz 0.07oz 0.73'' 0.15''
DCTH500 ±12.5mm (±0.5'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 6.89'' 1.7'' 7.5oz 0.60oz 0.59'' 0.63''
DCTH1000 ±25mm (±1'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 7.99'' 2.7'' 9.5oz 0.81oz 0.59'' 0.87''
DCTH2000 ±50mm (±2'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 12.48'' 3.2'' 13.0oz 1.31oz 0.59'' 0.63''
DCTH3000 ±75mm (±3'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 16.93'' 4.7'' 1.1lb 1.94oz 0.59'' 1.14''
DCTH4000 ±100mm (±4'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 18.70'' 5.2'' 1.4lb 2.50oz 0.59'' 0.63''
DCTH6000 ±150mm (±6'') ±0.5/±0.25 26.22'' 7.2'' 1.9lb 3.53oz 0.59'' 0.63''
DCTH8000 ±200mm (±8'') ±0.5/±0.25 33.70'' 10.2'' 2.8lb 4.94oz 1.15'' 1.06''

Captive guided version.
Our captive guided displacement transducer has bearings to guide the armature inside the measurement sensor. Captive LVDTs are for position measurement applications where guidance may be poor and end bearings may be required.
Side (radial) exit cable.
dimensional drawing of LVDT captive guided
A=0.91''
D1=0.81''
TGF=M5x0.8
TR=M5x0.8 / 0.4''
X=Center of range
Type Range Linearity error (% F.S.) L X (nom) D3 Total weight TF Inward over-travel Outward over-travel
DCTH500C ±12.5mm (±0.5'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 7.64'' 1.5'' 0.187'' 12.0oz 0.59'' 0.39'' 0.47''
DCTH1000C ±25mm (±1'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 8.74'' 2.5'' 0.187'' 14.0oz 0.59'' 0.51'' 0.39''
DCTH2000C ±50mm (±2'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 13.23'' 3.0'' 0.187'' 1.1lb 0.59'' 0.39'' 0.55''
DCTH3000C ±75mm (±3'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 17.64'' 4.5'' 0.187'' 1.4lb 0.59'' 0.94'' 0.6''
DCTH4000C ±100mm (±4'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 19.45'' 5.0'' 0.187'' 1.7lb 0.59'' 0.31'' 0.6''
DCTH6000C ±150mm (±6'') ±0.5/±0.25 26.93'' 7.0'' 0.187'' 2.3lb 0.59'' 0.47'' 0.67''
DCTH8000C ±200mm (±8'') ±0.5/±0.25 34.45'' 10.0'' 0.187'' 3.2lb 1.25'' 0.87'' 0.98''
DCTH10000C ±250mm (±10'') ±0.5/±0.25 42.01'' 12.0'' 0.187'' 3.7lb 1.05'' 1.34'' 1.38''
DCTH15000C ±380mm (±15'') ±0.5 57.99'' 16.0'' 0.187'' 4.9lb 0.75'' 0.51'' 0.51''
DCTH18500C ±470mm (±18.5'') ±0.5 68.50'' 20.0'' 0.236'' 5.8lb 1.05'' 0.20'' 1.30''

Spring return version.
Our spring displacement transducer has bearings to guide the armature inside the measurement sensor and a spring which pushes the armature to the fully out position. Spring return LVDTs are appropriate where it is not possible to connect the transducer armature to the moving component being measured.
DCTH100AG to DCTH400AG
End (axial) exit cable.
dimensional drawing of LVDT spring return
D1=0.81''
D2=0.31''
D3=0.16''
L2=1.40''
X=Center of range
DCTH500A to DCTH3000A
Side (radial) exit cable.
dimensional drawing of LVDT spring return
A=0.35''
D1=0.81''
D3=0.187''
X=Center of range
Type Range Linearity error (% F.S.) L X (nom) Total weight Spring force at X Spring rate Inward over-travel Outward over-travel
DCTH100AG ±2.5mm (±0.1'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 2.52'' 0.5'' 2.9oz 4oz. 9oz/inch 0.09'' 0.05''
DCTH200AG ±5mm (±0.2'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 2.52'' 0.5'' 2.9oz 4oz. 7oz/inch 0.01'' 0.05''
DCTH300AG ±7.5mm (±0.3'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 2.52'' 0.7'' 2.9oz 5oz. 6oz/inch 0.06'' 0.05''
DCTH400AG ±10mm (±0.4'') ±0.5/±0.25 2.52'' 0.9'' 2.9oz 6oz. 7oz/inch 0.05'' 0.05''
DCTH500A ±12.5mm (±0.5'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 7.17'' 1.5'' 8.0oz 5oz 2oz/inch 0.04'' 0.51''
DCTH1000A ±25mm (±1'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 8.27'' 2.5'' 10.0oz 7oz 3oz/inch 0.12'' 0.39''
DCTH2000A ±50mm (±2'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 12.76'' 3.0'' 14.0oz 6oz 2oz/inch 0.31'' 0.55''
DCTH3000A ±75mm (±3'') ±0.5/±0.25/±0.1 17.17'' 4.5'' 1.1lb 1lbs 3oz/inch 0.59'' 0.59''

Specification
Supply voltage (dual) ±12V to ±20V 30mA
Supply voltage (single, must be floating) 24V to 40V 30mA
Change in output for change in supply 5mV/V
Output 1 0V to 10V (+0% - 5%)
Output 2 ±5V (+0% - 5%)
Output ripple 30mV (peak-to-peak)
Analogue output bandwidth 200Hz
Output impedance 2 Ω
Linearity error (Standard) ±0.5% F.S.
Linearity error (Optional on some models) ±0.25% F.S.
Linearity error (Optional on some models) ±0.1% F.S.
Temperature coefficient (span) ±0.02% F.S. /℉ (typical)
Operating temperature range -40℉ to 176℉
Electrical termination 7ft (integral cable) Longer available to order.

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