Honeywell introduced its SNG-Q series quadrature speed and direction sensors for use in motors in heavy-duty equipment such as lift trucks, construction equipment and agricultural machinery.

The sensors use Hall-effect technology to provide a non-contact method to measure both the rotational speed and direction of a ferrous material toothed gear mounted to an AC-induction motor shaft.

Industrial equipment applications include vehicle speed, vehicle motion, raising a machine’s lifting fork, wheel-speed direction, and traction and braking control.

The SNG-Q series sensors can be used to help control power regulation of hybrid electric transmissions as well as hybrid engines in heavy-duty trucks, buses and agricultural vehicles. In addition, they can be used to help control the speed and position of escalators and elevators.

The new sensors offer engineers a wide operating temperature range (-40°C to 150°C, [-40°F to 302°F]), electrical noise radiated immunity (rated to 100 V/m) and IP69K environmental sealing to provide flexibility of use in the application. The supply voltage ranges from 4.5 volts to 26 volts.

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