Power tool including an output position sensor

  • US 10,583,545 B2
  • Filed: 02/24/2017
  • Issued: 03/10/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A power tool comprising:

  • a motor;

    an impact mechanism coupled to the motor, the impact mechanism includinga hammer driven by the motor andan anvil positioned at a nose of the power tool, and configured to receive an impact from the hammer, wherein the anvil includes an engagement structure to engage with the hammer;

    an impact case housing the anvil and the hammer;

    a sensor assembly positioned in the impact case, the sensor assembly includes an output position sensor configured to generate an output signal indicative of one selected from a group consisting of a position of the hammer and a position of the anvil; and

    an electronic processor coupled to the output position sensor and to the motor, the electronic processor configured to;

    control the motor based on the output signal from the output position sensor,wherein the output position sensor includes an inductive sensor, andwherein the inductive sensor detects a rotational position of the engagement structure.

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