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Blade20 Position Sensor

Blade20 is a non-contact inductive position sensor capable of monitoring linear and shallow-arc motion across its 20mm sensing zone.

The sensor is a 12 bit device capable of data sampling at speeds up to 15KHz.

Product Customization

Uniquely, the sensor construction is modular, allowing for factory customisation of the metal mounting section.

This ensures suitability with a wide range of application types and mounting arrangements, with minimal requirement for modification of existing mechanical components within the application.

Product Customization

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  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Position Sensor Range
  • Non-contact - Unlimited Mechanical Life
  • No Moving Sensor Parts
  • Fully Configurable 20mm Measurement Zone
  • Linear & Shallow Arc Motion
  • 0.5-4.5V Analogue / Digital Output
  • IP68 Sealed Construction
Sensor Supply
Supply Voltage 4.8V to 32V (up to 6kHz update rate)
4.8V to 16V (up to 15kHz update rate)
Over Voltage Protection >33 VDC
Current Draw 5mA @1.0kHz update rate
10mA @6kHz update rate
20mA @15kHz update rate
Max Reverse Polarity Up to -32 VDC indefinite
Surge Rating 1.7J, ±45V Max
Update Rate Up to 15kHz
Update Latency 2/ (update rate) (133µs min)
Connector Option Flying Lead
Binder M8 6-way Male Connector
Deutsch ASL 5 Way Connector
Length Options 0.5m, 1m, 3m, 5m
Protection Class IP66, IP68, IP69K (sensor only)
Operational Temperature -40°C to +100°C (32 VDC max)
-40°C to +125°C (16 VDC max)
Storage Temperature -40°C to +125°C
Humidity 93% RH at 40°C (24 hrs) EN60068 - 2 - 78
Salt Spray 5% Salt solution at 35°C (336 hrs) EN60068 - 2 -11
Vibration 10g / 10 to 500Hz EN60068 - 2 -6
Shock 25g, 6ms, 1000 cycles EN60068 - 2 - 7
EMC Electromagnetic Emission:
EN61000 - 6 - 3/4 & EN61326 - 2 - 1
Electromagnetic Susceptability:
EN61000 - 6 - 1/2 & EN61326 - 2 - 1
Analogue Output
Voltage Output Range 0.2-4.5V (calibrated 0.5-4.5V)
Stability ±0.2% over full temperature range
Impedence 500Ω
PWM Output
Range 0 to 100%
Impedence <1kΩ
Frequency 1KHz
Output Logic level 0-5V
Configuration Comms
Rate 19.2k 8N
Output Logic level 0-5V
Input Logic level 0-3.3V (up to ±10V)
Protocol Consult Factory
Measurement Zero 0 at nominal centreline
Output Resolution 12 bit
Effective Resolution 11 bit typical, ±7 range
Linear zone ±10.0mm
Absolute range (activator in range) ±14.0mm
Linearity Activator dependent - consult Gill
Hysteresis ≤1 bit
Repeatability ≤1 bit
Configurable Parameters Output Range
Sensing Distance
Sensing Offset
Hi/Lo Limits
Out-of-range Level
Filter Setting
Non-standard Activator Settings
Change Update Rate
Mechanical - Sensor
Size 28.0 x 33.0 x 5.0 mm
(standard configuration)
Sensor-Activator Clearance 2.5mm
Mounting 2 x Ø2.5mm holes on a 20mm pitch or customer specified
Measurement Zero Centreline ± 0.2mm (default)
Weight 23g (inc. cable)
Materials Compatibility Water, engine oil, engine coolant, diesel fuel, gasoline, salt spray, degreaser, degreaser tsp, ammonia and dust. All common automotive liquids and materials
Blade20 is available with custom back-end mounting configurations. Consult Gill for more information.
Mechanical - Activator (standard)
Material Painted EN3B mild steel or Zinc Plated EN3B mild steel
Activator Blade Width 12.0mm
Activator Blade Spacing 10.0mm
Red Power (V+)
Black Ground (V-)
Yellow Analogue Output
White Transmit (Tx)
Green Receive (Rx)
Blue Switch Output / Not Used
Optional USB-Serial Cable for Configuration Activator (standard)
The information contained on this web page is pending approvals.
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