The Use of Magnetostrictive Positioning in Mobile Drilling Rigs

Using magnetostrictive linear positioning sensors in mobile drilling rigs offers a high degree of accuracy and better repeatability.

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Mobile drilling equipment, whether it involves water wells or drilling blast holes in open pit mining applications, has to withstand some of the harshest conditions in the modern industrial world. Heat, pressure, and indefinite periods of use with no downtime – are just a few of the demands required of this equipment. During the design and produc tion of these vehicles, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are continually looking for new ways to improve efficiency and eliminate downtime.

Magnetostrictive linear positioning sensors provide a much higher degree of accuracy and better repeatability than either of the rotary methods. Measurements with very high resolution and high stability are possible in sensor elements as long as 50 feet.