Speed Sensing Magnetic Pickups

The speed sensor most often used to detect prime mover speed is the magnetic pickup (MPU). When a magnetic material (usually a gear tooth driven by the prime mover) passes through the magnetic field at the end of the magnetic pickup, a voltage is developed. The frequency of this voltage is translated by the speed control into a signal which accurately depicts the speed of the prime mover. These field-verified and compatible speed sensors provide a complete turbine control solution when combined with our turbine controllers and actuators.