Angle Sensors

Positek – Leaders in Angle Sensors

Positek’s angle sensor technology has been used in a wide variety of industrial applications, from offshore drilling to crane tilt measurement


As a non-contact sensing solution, our tilt angle sensor technology operates without wear or depreciation over a virtually infinite cycle life. Every angular position sensor within our range is made from corrosion resistant materials, making them well suited to outdoor applications. 

If you are in need of an intrinsically safe angular displacement transducer, we have various options available to choose from. Each intrinsically safe angular position transducer within our range has been certified for use in either gas, dust or mining environments. 

Positek also manufactures a number of electronic angle sensor solutions suitable for use underwater, such as the S623 submersible tilt angle position sensor. Offering outstanding performance at depths of up to 3500m, this tilt angle measurement sensor is ideal for use in subsea applications.

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In Focus: The Functions and Importance of Angle Sensors

An angle sensor is one of the most crucial parts of today’s industrial equipment and machinery. Not only does it provide useful information on depth and position, it also helps to prevent mishaps. When used on ships, it helps determine the inclination to keep the ship balanced and upright. When used on planes, it assists the pilot in keeping the plane level and the wings in line during flight. Also called an angular position sensor, it is a versatile device that can be attached onto aerial machines, underwater vessels, and onto mining machines.

How effective is an angle sensor underwater?

An angle sensor is designed to function well underwater. Its compact size is built to function when submerged and can provide considerable accuracy. Its effectiveness depends on the type of angle sensor you will be using, but an angle sensor is durable enough to withstand the pressure underwater, and it's built for longevity. For instance, a large angular position sensor can provide stability and high-precision performance with its infinite resolution and durable, steel body. It can measure a broad range, from any length from ±7.5° to ±80°. This device is developed for heavy-duty performance and is incredibly effective under extreme humidity and temperature.

How deep can the angle sensor work till?

An angle sensor is able to perform even in critical underwater situations with its high quality level of durability and robustness. There are different types of rotary sensor that also have different features and specifications. For instance, a 16mm angle sensor can be submerged and work at depths of up to 300m. A 40mm rotary sensor can give an outstanding performance at depths up to 3,500m. A 4-inch angle sensor can work up to 100m. There is also a type of rotary sensor that is designed to work up to 2,700m under the sea. Again, it all depends on the device’s design and purpose.

What environment can the angle sensor be used in?

An angle sensor is specifically created for extreme operating environments for example, on construction sites, on utility vehicles, on military vehicles and equipment , mining equipment, agricultural equipment, power plants, grounds with steelworks, aerial, and underwater equipment. This device is reliable, and guaranteed to work, even in the most hazardous and harsh working environments. You can expect it to function and be stable under extreme humidity, harsh vibration conditions, high or low temperature, and can even withstand high shock and pressure.

In a broad variation of applications, an angle position sensor has become a basic necessity in every area of today's industry. With its overall functionality and design, you can bet on this device to give you the most accurate measurements that you need.


With over 25 years’ experience in custom angle sensor design, Positek has the expertise to customise any angle measurement sensor within our range. If our standard dimension angle sensors are not suited to your application, please speak to a member of our engineering team to take advantage of our free design service. Using our onsite production facility, we can then create your custom angle position sensor, and have it dispatched to you in as little as 1-2 working days. today.

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