Steering Effort Sensor CLSx: Top Accuracy with Ultra Slim Shape

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Due to a complete redesign of the sensor body, the new steering effort sensor CLSx is only 30 mm in height (w/o adapters), resulting in minimal extension of the vehicle’s steering column! The sensor is placed between steering column and the standard multifunctional steering wheel, preserving all its functions.

The CLSx captures precisely the parameters steering torque, steering angle and angular velocity. Optionally, it also acquires acceleration in the center of the steering column (x, y and z direction) as well as rotational acceleration. Measurement data are digitized for a highly fail-safe data transfer, with a resolution of 16 bits (internally: 24 bits). Together with its innovative, ultra slim sensor body design, this leads to an unprecedented precision of torque measurement of 0.1% FS.

For data output and parametrization, the receiver and control unit offers both analog and digital interfaces (CAN, Ethernet). At the OLED display integrated in the control unit, all measurement values are displayed in physical dimensions. Autozero of torque and angle can be set directly at the control unit or by remote switch.

At the Messtec&Sensor Masters in Stuttgart, CAEMAX presented the brand new CLSx for the first time. The innovative sensor design has also convinced the editors of the trade magazine messtec drives automation as well as the expert audience: The CLSx was ranked 2nd at the Messtec&Sensor Masters Award 2015!