A position transducer shows the position of the piston rod electronically.
This position signal can be used, for example, as an as-is signal in the control circuit of the bearing, or for monitoring position or speed limits, or simply as a control display for the current position of the piston rod in the cylinder.
A position transducer can be integrated in the cylinder or installed externally. By installing it in the cylinder you get a compact, mechanically protected system.
The output signal can be an analogue signal, such as voltage or electrical current, or digital information