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.

Machines are becoming more sophisticated as technology continues to advance. The need to make better and more durable parts is in the forefront of today’s mechanical innovations. Angle sensors are designed to calculate the specific orientation of an object in relation to a reference position. Angle sensor, also known as angular position sensor can be found in automobiles, industrial machinery, and robotics. These are only some examples, but there is a myriad of other uses for an angle sensor.

To further illustrate how angle sensors are applied, take for example a forklift. An angle sensor measures the forks movement on a forklift truck. Another example is the use of sensors in motor boats. It serves as a sensor in the outboard trim of the boat. The position of the boat’s motor is detected by the sensor and portrayed using a gauge.

How do you choose the right angular sensor for your application?

You can choose an angle sensor by narrowing it down according to the following parameters:

  • Output type
  • Sensing range
  • Operating temperature range
  • Package style and packaging

These parameters will determine the precise application of an angle sensor. Finding the exact part for the application it is intended for is crucial. This part is not one size fits all. For example, choosing an angle position sensor that operates at higher temperature is ideal for most industrial applications such as mining.

Why should I purchase my angle sensor from Positek?

Positek is a leading manufacturer of linear, angular, and rotary sensor. They have over 25 years of manufacturing experience specialising in sensors. Currently, Positek houses a wide inventory catering to all kinds of mechanical and industrial sensor needs. They have the expertise to customise sensor angle and measurements suited to your needs. You can contact their engineering team if you have technical questions only an engineer can answer.

How long do Positek’s angle sensors last?

Positek offers a wide variety of angle sensors, such as a tilt angle sensor. If you are looking for sensors that work in the highest or lowest temperature range, Positek has you covered. If you need sensors that are resistant to general wear and tear, Positek will provide them for you. Since durability is an important parameter of quality, Positek’s products have several certifications assuring each client that each part purchased performs efficiently and effectively for many years. One notable quality certificate awarded to Positek is ISO9001:2015 Quality Assurance. This is only one among many certifications. You can visit Positek’s website today and read feedback from previous clients.

It is true that angle sensors will continue to become an integral part in technology and industry. It is a ground breaking development in the advancement of mechanical functions. With Positek’s sensors, your industrial needs will be meet with exceptional quality and impeccable craftsmanship.

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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