Hydraulic cylinders with CERAPLATE coating can be equipped with the incremental transducer system CIPS. Under the coating on the piston rod grooves are placed , which width and spacing represent the scale.
One sensor with two integrated sensor elements (displace by 90 °) detect the direction of the movement and count the grooves under the coating. The sensor elements are working according to the Hall-effect and are providing rectangular output signals, which are processed by the consecutive electronic. A Phase discriminator is quadrupleing the pulses and thereby providing a four times higher density in comparison to the width of the grooves on the piston rod.