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Gas and Vapour Application Sensors

Intrinsically safe systems restrict the flow of electrical energy into a hazardous or potentially explosive environment. Any sparks that may occur as the result of an electrical failure are therefore not strong enough to cause ignition, even when hazardous is present.  When dealing in harsh...

Non-Contact Linear Displacement Sensors

In recent years there has been a shift in technology across all sectors which has led to a higher demand for Non-contact Linear Displacement Sensors over contacting alternatives. This has then led to an increase in new technologies meaning that there are...

Rotation Sensor Definition

Rotation sensors are used in a variety of environments and applications to ensure the components within the device are working correctly. They are available in different technologies and each one has their own way of working with different advantages.   Types of Rotation Sensor Positek...

Dust Application Sensors

At Positek, we supply a number of rotary and linear sensors suited for applications that are exposed to combustible dust and other dust hazards. Our sensors, which offer explosive dust protection, operate on the basis of intrinsic safety. Using a galvanically isolated three-port amplifier, our...

What is an Inductive Sensor?

There are different types of technology that can be classed as “inductive”. Our inductive sensors use our technology which is similar to that of an LVDT or an RVDT. Our PIPS sensors have added benefits such as improved stroke to length ratio and higher reliability.  Using our...

Things to Consider when Selecting a Position Sensor

Consideration 1: Type of Displacement  The most important factor to consider is the type of movement that requires measuring. This can be either Rotary or Linear. The movement will determine which type of sensor is required. Linear sensors measure displacement along a single axis, this...