P1.9 - Application of Mechanical Springs as Inductive Position Sensors

H. Zur & F. Wießner
In many fields of technology, attempts are made to use affordable sensors for the monitoring of buildings or technical facilities. These sensors should have a high long-term stability. This paper illustrates how to use mechanical springs as sensors by measuring the inductance of the spring. It describes the concept of the sensor and the possibilities of dimensioning and computation.