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Linear Displacement Definition

In many instances, linear displacement measuring, and monitoring is required. For this measurement, a linear position sensor is required. At Positek we have a wide range of linear position sensors which can be used in various industries and environments Linear Displacement Sensors Here at...

Non-Contact Displacement Sensors

There are many advantages to using non-contact displacement sensors over contacting technology. They are used for a variety of applications in different industries. What is a Non-Contact Displacement Sensor? A non-contact displacement sensor is a type of sensor used for measuring the change...

Cable Extension Transducer Applications

Cable extension transducers are known by different names, these include; draw-wire sensor, string pot, yo-yo pot or string encoders.   Cable extension transducers use a spring-loaded spool and a retractable cable to measure position. This is an alternative way of measuring linear...

What is a Rotary Position Sensor?

Rotary Position Sensors can use various types of technology, these can be either contacting or non-contacting. At Positek, our rotary position sensors use our own PIPS technology which is non-contacting. What is a Rotary Position Sensor Used for? Rotary Position Sensors can be used for a...

Intrinsically Safe Definition

The certifications many of our products hold are ATEX/IECEx and CSA approval.   What does it mean to be intrinsically safe?   Intrinsically safe equipment is equipment and wiring which is not capable of releasing sufficient thermal or electrical energy under standard or...

Pressure Transducers for Industrial Applications

A pressure transduceris also sometimes called a pressure transmitter, it is a type of sensor which converts pressure into an electrical signal which can be processed. Pressure transducers are used within many industries for a wide range of applications. They are often used for industrial...