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Cylinder stroke sensor

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by jey_c, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. jey_c

    jey_c Senior Member

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    Anybody seen the new intelligent komatsu machines. There is a third hose on each cylinder that senses the stroke of the cylinder. Are these ultrasonic or mechanical type sensor?
     
  2. DK88

    DK88 Senior Member

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    It's a wheel that rides on the rod and a magnetic reset sensor.
     
  3. dogcyber

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    Sounds like fun.
     
  4. coalrulz

    coalrulz Well-Known Member

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    IMC Stroke Sensor.jpg


    Above gives a little insight into the stroke and position sensors
     
  5. nowing75

    nowing75 Senior Member

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    Cat has started using them for the gps. Will be nice not messing with puting cables on and off but it will make all the pivots critical to maintain. We demoed one that can grade a level pad and does not need gps or a laser. I did not run it but the boss said it did not work as well as he had hoped.