Inclinometer and Tilt Sensor

As the UK’s leading tilt sensor and inclinometer manufacturer, Positek’s tilt measurement devices have been used in a host of applications from off-shore oil rigs to industrial vehicles.


Not only do our tilt sensors offer an extended cycle-life in comparison to rvdts and other alternatives, they are also manufactured from corrosion resistant metal, which makes them ideal for marine and outdoor applications.

As part of our extensive range, we also supply a selection of intrinsically safe tilt sensor solutions, suitable for inclination angle measurement in harsh or hazardous conditions. As with all Positek products, every inclinometer sensor that we manufacture harnesses our patented, contactless technology, and offers outstanding reliability and performance in all tilt angle measurement applications.

Positek has the flexibility, coupled with 25+ years’ experience as a tilt position sensor manufacturer, to custom design any tilt sensor or inclinometer within our range. If our standard sizes are not suited to your application, please contact us to discuss your unique requirements. Using our onsite production facility, we can then design and assemble your custom inclination sensor, and have it dispatched to you in as little as 1-2 working days. .

To view our full range of tilt sensors and inclinometers, click here.



Sensor technology continues to evolve is it remains to be an integral part in industrial and mechanical applications. There are many different types of sensors. Through the years, sensors have been developed to not only withstand environmental factors but to improve functionality. Sensor technology manufacturers make further innovations to address flaws and vulnerabilities of previous models.

What are Inclinometer and Tilt Sensor?

Inclinometer and tilt sensors are among the most common sensors used in various applications. They are used to measure the tilting position with reference to gravity. They are used to enable the detection of an object’s inclination or orientation. In planes for example, a tilt sensor helps pinpoint the current orientation of the plane in reference to its angle of inclination with the ground. This allows the pilot to more effectively tackle obstacles during a flight.

What are the Specifications of Tilt Sensors?

The function of a tilt sensor is affected by many factors. Some of these factors are: gravity, temperature, calibration of tilt sensor, linearity, and cross-axis sensitivity. Here are the key specifications of a tilt sensor:

Noise tolerance. Noise can cause distortions in the function of the sensor. This results in reduced system efficiency and output variation.
Vibration. Like noise, vibrations can also disrupt the functionality of a tilt sensor. Vibration resistance measures are required to prevent this.
Resolution. This pertains to the minimum inclination detected by a sensor.
Sensitivity. This refers to the sensor’s ability to react to small changes.
Measuring range. Each sensor has a maximum range of measurement. Some can cover a range of up to 60 degrees.

What are the most common applications of a Tilt Sensor?

Different types of sensors are used in different applications as well. An angle sensor, or angle position sensor is commonly used in industrial machinery. Tilt sensors are also used in large-scale machinery such as planes, boats, and other vehicles. It is notable however, that tilt sensors are becoming more and more popular in handheld technology. It is used to monitor the angle at which a phone is held for the auto-rotate function. Another example is the use of tilt sensors in gaming consoles.

There is no doubt that technology manufacturers will continue to demand the use of sensors. There will be new innovations requiring the use of sensing technology. As a leading manufacturer of all types of sensors including rotary sensor, and angle sensor. Positek will find ways to cater to the needs of every industrial buyer looking for the most advanced sensing technology available in the market today. Positek’s patented technology ensures that each sensor you buy meets your required specifications. They also offer custom-made sensors if you cannot find what you are looking for in the current inventory.


A rotary position sensor works on the same principle as a transformer and is one of the most crucial devices used in modern machinery. It serves many purposes and without it, modern machines would not be able to function with such high precision and quality.

Click here to find a rotary position sensor. If our standard measurements are not suitable, please contact a member of our engineering team to discuss a custom design.

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