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Leading displacement transducer manufacturer and world-wide supplier

All of Positek’s position sensors are manufactured to the highest quality and use our very own non-contact technology (PIPS). This helps to ensure the highest levels of accuracy and reliability, even in the harshest of environments.

From applications in aerospace and motorsports to the medical sector, from linear transducers to linear transition sensors, we stock a huge variety of non-contacting position sensors. Our position sensors are at the forefront of many positioning systems worldwide, where potentiometers cannot offer acceptable reliability, or where the potentiometer manufacturer cannot offer suitable customisation/delivery times. Every position sensor that we manufacture uses our inductive sensor technology to ensure high-precision results, and is fully customisable to meet the unique requirements of your business.

With over 25 years’ experience as a sensor manufacturer and using our onsite production facility, we have the flexibility to manufacture and customise any industrial position sensor, including tilt sensors and inclinometers, to any size or specification.

Whether you’re in need of an off-the-shelf position sensor, a linear transducer, a linear position sensor, or custom position sensing solution, our reduced lead times of as little as 1-2 working days are what set us apart from many lvdt manufacturers.

For more information and to find the right position sensor for your application, please contact a member of our sales team today.

Our very own non-contacting sensor technology

At Positek we have our own technology called PIPS (Positek Inductive Position Sensor Technology) which is split in to three transducer categories;

•   LIPS – Linear inductive Position Sensor
•   RIPS– Rotary inductive Position Sensor
•   TIPS– Tilt inductive Position Sensor

On the linear position sensor range the use of a high frequency coil as the displacement transducer sensing element enables far fewer coil turns than are used on an LVDT which improves stroke to overall length ratio and significantly improves durability. The linear transducer durability is further improved by the packaging of the electronics inside cnc machined metal housings.

The rotary displacement transducer uses the same electronics as the linear transducer but uses a printed circuit coil instead of the wound coil in the linear transducer. Similar in design to an RVDT the Positek rotary displacement transducer also uses the high frequency coil design of the Positek linear sensors enabling the coil structure to be simple and compact which has made the current Positek rotary sensor offerings more compact than competitor models.

Customised Solutions

At Positek, we have a comprehensive selection of standard industrial, submersible, automotive and intrinsically safe sensors. We are also extremely flexible with offering customisation regardless of required quantity. If you have an application that requires a position sensor and our standard range will not suit then please contact us.

The flexibility of our ATEX and IECEx certification means that we are able to custom design sensors for potentially explosive applications.

All Positek sensors are manufactured in house at our production plant in the UK which enables us to offer exceptionally fast delivery.

Our standard products can in some cases be manufactured and shipped the same day so contact us to find a solution for you.


Article published on: 22/02/2021

Article last updated on: 22/02/2021