Submersible Tilt Sensors

Positek - Leaders in Position Sensors and Submersible Tilt Sensors

Manufactured from marine grade stainless steel, our tilt sensor technology is ideal for underwater applications


While our subsea sensors can withstand long-term submersion at depths of up to 3500m, they are also well suited for use in any other harsh environment where equipment is likely to be exposed to water or non-corrosive liquid. 

With the use of our patented, contactless technology, our inclinometer sensor technology is extremely robust, operating without interference or depreciation in all applications. Over the years, our tilt sensors have been used in AUV autonomous underwater vehicles and on submarines. Whether you’re looking for a marine sensor, ship inclinometer, or any other kind of waterproof inclinometer sensor, we have several standard and custom options available to suit.

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A Brief Study on Inclinometer Sensors and Their Applications

An inclinometer sensor is utilised for a wide assortment of measurement and surveying tasks. Also classified as a tilt position sensor, it can give a quick estimation of the slope of terrain in land mapping. It produces a synthetic horizontal line and calculates the angle of tilt in respect to the horizontal line. A tilt sensor can be used in aircraft, vehicle security frameworks, cameras, boom switches, stage levelling, angle indication, and in different applications that needs to estimate inclination. This type of sensor is proven to be effective in harsh environments and can last a liftime.

At what depth can tilt sensors submerge to and work?

A tilt sensor is intended to work properly even when submerged in deep water. It's small and designed to work underwater and can give extensive and precise information on the slope that it measures. It is sufficiently sturdy enough to withstand weight and pressure when submerged. It can provide incredible performance even when submerged up to depths of around 3,500m. Dependent the type of rotary sensor, some can also withstand a depth of around 3,000m.

To which type of environments are tilt sensors best suited?

An inclinometer sensor is made for extraordinary working conditions, such as development and construction areas, on military grounds, mining zones, farming territories, even when airborne or underwater environments. This device is reliable, even in the most risky and harsh working environments and is built to last. Whatever type of environment it will be utilised in, whether in calm conditions or harsh ones, there are various types of tilt sensor that will suit various types of environment, it can even work in environments under extreme temperature and can withstand pressure and shock.

Where can you find tilt sensors being used?

Aside from its functions underwater and airborne, it can be used in mining zones and on utility vehicles. The tilt sensor technology can also be seen in video games. Gaming console controllers utilise tilt sensors for a better gaming experience. They are also used in civil engineering to estimate the slope of the land where a building will be established.

Technology is evolving and with the help of devices that help us with measurements such as the tilt position sensor, we will be able to have safer and more useful equipment that can provide us with better experience in whatever task we want to accomplish.

If our standard submersible tilt sensor or inclinometer measurements are outside of your specification, please contact a member of our engineering team to discuss your requirements. Your custom tilt position sensor will then be designed at no extra cost, assembled at our onsite production facility, and shipped out to you as soon as possible. In some cases, this process can take as little as 1-2 working days.

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