Position Sensor Application Examples: Forklift

Position Sensor Application Examples
1. Position Sensor Application Examples: Boat and Yacht >> Click
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3. Position Sensor Application Examples: Forklift
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Forklift

1. Fork (Fork Shifter)

Fork shifter is the mechanism for adjusting the forks position and width depending on the size and weight of a load.
The angle position sensor or linear sensor is used for monitoring the position and the degrees of opening of the forks.

Sensor Example

LP-FJ Series

CPP- Series

 

2. Mast

The mast is the prop that supports the forks and moves them up and down. The linear position sensor or angle position sensor is used for the measurement of the height of the forks.


Sensor Example

LP-FJ Series 

 

3. Tilt Cylinder

The tilt cylinder is a cylinder for tilting up the mast.
The angle position sensor is used for measuring the inclination of the mast.

 

Sensor Example

CPP-Series

QP-3HB Series

CP-3HABS Series

CP-2HA Series

CP-1Hx Series

 

4. Rear Wheels

A typical forklift controls the traveling direction by operating the rear wheels. The angle position sensor or multi-turn angle sensor installed on the rear wheels measures or detects the turning angle or direction of the rear wheels.

 

Sensor Example

CP-22H Gear Head Series

CP-2F Gear Head Series

CP-45H Series

CP-2HA Series

5. Operator Cab

 

a. Steering Wheel (EPS)

EPS is the system for supporting the steering wheel rotation by using the motor. This system has been employed by some forklift.
To measure the revolution angle or the number of revolutions of the steering wheel, the linear position sensor or the multi-turn angel position sensor is used.

Sensor Example

CP-22H Gear Head Series

CP-2F Gear Head Series

LP-HA Series

b. Accelerator Pedal / Brake Pedal

Accelerator pedal and brake pedal are the foot pedal for operating the motor or engine speed.
The angle sensor is used for measurement of the stamp-in angle of those pedals.

Sensor Example

QP-3HB Series

CP-3HABS Series

CP-2FABSJ Series

C. Operating Lever (Must control lever/ Lift control lever/ F-R Lever/ Joystick)

The processes for adjustment the angle of the mast or lifting up the load are operated by using the operating levers including the joysticks.
Angle sensor has been installed in these levers for the measurement of the angle of the lever or detection of the direction of lever inclination.

Sensor Example

QP-3HB Series

CP-3HABS Series

CP-2FABSJ Series

UV-JHA Series

Sensor Introductions

QP-3HB Series: Contactless Angle Precision Potentiometer
QP-3HB is a robust angle sensor enclosed a metal housing. It is used as the clutch stroke sensor and the pedal position sensor for vehicles, especially trucks, buses, and construction vehicles. 
CP-3HABS Series: Contactless Angle Precision Potentiometer
CP-3HABS is a low-cost version of QP-3HB series enclosed in a plastic housing. The application is the clutch stroke sensor like QP-3HB, the angular position sensor of the joystick, and so on.
CP-1Hx Series: Contactless Angle Precision Potentiometer
CP-1Hx is a super thin angle sensor that has adopted some of the advantages offered by the QP-3HB series and CP-3HABS series, offering a wide electrical angle range of up to 360degrees and various shaft shapes including the touchless shaft cause the potential of your various machine design.
CP-2HA Series: Contactless Angle Precision Potentiometer
CP-2HA is the angle sensor which is an improved the accuracy of QP-3HB series and CP-3HABS series. CP-2HA is used for not only boat application but also in heavy equipment vehicles such as tractors or wheel loaders.
CP-2FABSJ Series: Contact Angle Precision Potentiometer
CP-2FABSJ is a contact type of CP-2HA. Since the output resolution is virtually infinite, it is suitable for application that needs a narrow angle measurement or smooth motion control.
CPP-Series: Contact Angle Position Potentiometer
CPP-Series is a contact type potentiometer that has been known for its established functionality and quality reputation over the years. The output resolution is virtually infinite for use in applications that need a narrow angle measurement or smooth motion control. Custom designing requests such as installing a center tap, adding multi-ganging, etc. are relatively feasible with the product.
UV-JHA Series: Contactless Angle Precision Potentiometer
UV-JHA is a Hall-IC angle sensor enclosed in a plastic housing that offers a semi-hollow shaft enabling users to design shaft shape. It is used as the angle sensor for electric governor, control lever, and so on.
CP-2F Gear Head Series: Contact Multi-turn Precision Potentiometer
CP-2F Gear Head is a multi-turn angle sensor consisting of the sensing element of the CP-2FJ series and gears. It enables to measure up to more than 360degrees depending on the gear ratio of the built-in gears in the box. This multi-turn sensor is used as an angle sensor or rotational angle sensor for construction vehicles such as a crane and an angle sensor for the surveillance camera.

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