Methode Electronics | Date: 2016-09-14
A device compensates for the an influence of a magnetic field gradient which may be generated due to a component geometry of a component (1). The device includes at least two magnetic field sensors (17, 18) which are arranged outside of the magnetic balance of the ferromagnetic component (1). The at least two magnetic field sensors (17, 18) each have a differing sensitivity. One of the magnetic field sensors (17, 18) is exposed to the influence of the magnetic field gradient to a greater extent compared to the other magnetic field sensor due to its spatial arrangement relative to the ferromagnetic component (1). The one magnetic field sensor may have a sensitivity lower than the other magnetic field sensor.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2017-02-01
A system and method for creating one or more magnetically conditioned regions on a rotatable shaft or disk-shaped torque sensing element, wherein rotation noise produced by the element due to magnetic field variations is substantially negated, and a system and method for creating one or more magnetically conditioned regions on a rotatable shaft or disk-shaped element to allow the element to function as part of a rotational speed or rotational position sensing device.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2016-12-13
An apparatus is provided for detecting an external magnetic field and/or a product-related magnetic field on a ferromagnetic component, which has a magnetization in the form of magnetic tracks. The apparatus comprises at least two magnetic field sensors which can detect an external magnetic field acting on the ferromagnetic component. Each magnetic field sensor comprises two coils, wherein each coil is assigned at least one magnetic track. Each two coils are configured so that they have a different sensitivity to one another, wherein one coil which has a higher sensitivity with respect to the other coil. The coil having the higher sensitivity ensures that the effect of an external magnetic field is amplified.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2016-09-16
A sensor is configured to detect a tensile, compressive and/or bending forces acting on a carrier (1, 1) of the sensor. The carrier (1,1) has at least one planar magnetizable surface (2). The sensor (13) comprises at least two sensor coils (12, 15) which are arranged at a predetermined angle to a longitudinal axis (14) of the carrier (1, 1). The sensor (13) may be positioned on either side of the carrier (1, 1). The sensor (13) is capable of detecting changes of the magnetisation due to tensile, compressive and/or bending forces acting on the carrier (1, 1).
Methode Electronics | Date: 2016-10-05
A torque sensor assembly an engine comprising: a transducer (1100) including: a central disc (1110); and an outer rim (1160) coupled to the central disc (1110); and at least one sensing element (1210) spaced from the transducer (1100) and configured to determine an amount of torque exerted on the central disc (1110) by sensing a magnetic flux passing through the central disc (1110). There is also a housing (1200) which comprises the sensing element (1210). The central disc (1110) and the outer rim (1160) are assembled in a way that magneto-related stress to the central disc (1110) is avoided.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2016-10-10
A touch sensing system includes one or more touch sensors, a temperature sensor, an output driver and a controller configured to set the output driver to a first state when the controller deems the sensor(s) to be in a touched state and to set the output driver to a second state when the controller deems the sensor(s) to be in a untouched state. The controller sets a touch sensitivity threshold for the sensors as a function of temperature data the controller receives from the temperature sensor.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2016-06-14
An electrical connector adapted for connection to a bus bar includes a dielectric housing, a conductive insert, and a cable interface. The cable interface may include a cable crimp lug and clinch nut, a combined cable crimp and crimp nut, or an integral cable crimp.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2016-10-12
Examples of a power peak shaving system are presented. In one example, the power peak shaving system includes a power directing circuit and a control circuit. The power directing circuit may direct power received from at least one of an alternating current (AC) supply voltage or an energy storage unit to generate an output voltage for a load. The control circuit may control the power directing circuit to supplement power received from the AC supply voltage with power received from the energy storage unit to supply power drawn by the load at the output voltage to prevent the power received from the AC supply voltage from exceeding a threshold level.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2016-01-12
A control device (1) for the manual control of devices has a rotary knob (2) and a carrier (3) connected to the rotary knob (2). The carrier has a first indexing profile (4), a second indexing profile (5) and a non-indexing profile (6). The device has a plunger (7), a first movable indexing device (8), and a second movable indexing device (9). The first indexing device (8) and the second indexing device (9) allow for independent indexing positioning with respect to the first indexing profile (4) and the second indexing profile (5).
Methode Electronics | Date: 2016-02-17
A device for determining an external magnetic influence has a component comprising ferromagnetic material and a magnetizable region comprising at least three opposing magnetic tracks. The at least three magnetic opposing magnetic tracks are magnetizable in opposite directions, form at least two groups, and are arranged axially relative to the component. A first magnetic field sensor for emitting a signal is arranged radially to the component and assigned to the first group. A second magnetic field sensor for emitting a signal is arranged radially to the component and assigned to the second group. Redundant magnetic field sensors, each configured for emitting a signal, may be arranged radially in relation to the component for each of the first and second groups. The signals of the first and the second sensors can be set in relation to each other and in relation to the signals of the redundant first and second sensors.