Positek Gauge Head Position Sensor

Experts in standard and custom linear position sensor design


As part of our range of linear sensors, Positek manufactures a form of inductive sensor specifically designed for gauge head positioning in industrial and scientific applications.

Positek’s inductive sensor technology lends itself well to gauge head positioning, and measures position feedback in the same way as a spring loaded lvdt. As with every sensor that we produce, our gauge head position sensor solutions use patented, contactless technology to ensure unrivalled reliability and accuracy in harsh environments.

As well as being very compact and offering a good stroke to length ratio, Positek’s gauge head position sensor technology is extremely robust. With a long service life and strong environmental resistance, this type of linear displacement sensor is well suited for harsh or high vibration applications.

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What Makes Gauge Head Position Sensors Different to Other Sensors

There are many different types of position sensors out there. Many working parts of each machine may require the use of a sensor. The gauge head position sensor is another specialised type of sensor. A head gauge is a calibrated scare that provides a visualization of liquid level. As such, a position sensor is required to calibrate a head gauge especially if it is used on an inclined surface. The purpose of a position sensor in this application is to indicate that the level read is the true vertical level. This is used in many scientific and industrial applications.

Industrial buyers understand that there sensors are categorized using many parameters. This is done to specify the use of each sensor.

Is there more than one type of linear sensor?

Sensing technology as a whole, operates according to a basic principle. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that with the variety of applications available, there are different type of linear sensors available in the market today. Here is a discussion on one of the most common type of linear position sensor, the LVDT.

An LVDT or Linear, Variable, Differential Transformer is the most commonly used type of electromechanical transducer. It is mechanically connected to an object to which it converts rectilinear motion into an electrical signal. Linear position sensors are based on LVDTs basic working principle and technology. One notable benefit if LVDTs these days is increased life-span. There is no contact between the core and coil, hence, preventing friction. When there is no friction, there is less possibility of damage or wearing out.

You can find that Positek uses a patented technology that manufactures no contact position sensors, including Gauge Head Position sensor. This technology guarantees that each Positek sensor you purchase is made to last.

What is the Stroke to Length Ratio on a Gauge Head Position Sensor?

The efficiency of an engine is affected by many factors. One factor that plays a major role is the aspect ratio of an engine’s cylinders. This is defined by the stroke to length ratio. An excellent stroke to length ration such as that in custom position sensors manufactured by Positek will ensure that the machine functions efficiently.

How durable is the Gauge Head Position Sensor?

Position sensors are subjected to extreme temperatures, difficult working conditions, pressure, and other elements. These factors alone can cause damage, corrosion, and breakage. How does one select a durable position sensor? There are certain design features that you must consider such as body style, operating temperature range, packaging, and whether or not it is shielded. You must also check whether the sensor is contact or non-contact. Non-contact sensors are ideal because friction is a common element in damaging the sensor. Positek uses a patented non-contact technology which guarantees the durability of their Gauge Head Position Sensor.

Unlike with many other spring loaded lvdt sensors, Positek’s inductive sensors can be manufactured to any size or specification. If you’re in need of a custom gauge head position sensor, please contact a member of our engineering team today to discuss your requirements.

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