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Inductive Sensors

Positek offers an extensive range of inductive sensors. These are suitable for a wide range of applications as an ideal non-contact solution in many industries.

Positek offers an extensive range of inductive sensors. These are suitable for a wide range of applications as an ideal non-contact solution in many industries.

Our inductive sensors are similar to LVDTs and RVDTs but with added benefits such as improved stroke to length ratio and higher reliability.

Using our own inductive technology PIPS (Positek Inductive Position Sensing technology), we can manufacture inductive sensors to customer specifications which are extremely robust and offer high accuracy.

What is an Inductive Sensor?

An inductive sensor is a type of position sensor. Inductive sensors are contactless and work on a transformer principle using a physical phenomenon based on alternating currents.

Our Inductive sensors contain a thin type inductive coil with a tin pattern guide. This ensures they are suitable for applications in small spaces. Our sensors use a single coil, this makes them less likely to break or fracture.

Advantages of Inductive Sensors

Because they are touchless in their position detection, inductive sensors have an unlimited mechanical life, some of the other benefits are;

  • High linearity

  • Low thermal drift

  • Maintenance free

  • Wear free

  • Easy installation

  • Robust

  • Highly accurate

  • High resolution

  • High repeatability

  • Unaffected by magnetic fields (unlike other types of non-contact sensors)

Inductive Sensor Applications

Inductive sensors are suitable for use within a variety of industries, they are a very popular choice for safety related applications which is why we have a range of intrinsically safe inductive sensors. These environments often involve the presence of water, humidity, condensation, high temperatures, dirt, grease, grit and/or sand.

Some application fields for Inductive Sensors are;

  • Manufacturing

  • Woodwork

  • Automation Technology

  • Packaging Industry

  • Textiles

  • Injection Moulding Machines

  • Sheet Metal Work

  • Paper Mill Machines

  • Engineering Applications

Positek Inductive Sensors

Our sensors use PIPS - Positek Inductive Position Sensing technology. We can offer both rotary and linear position inductive sensors. Because our products are manufactures onsite we can deliver custom products within as little as one to two working days.

Take a look at our range of products;

For more information on inductive sensors or to discuss your application please contact us.

Article published on: 23/09/2019