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Position Sensor Applications

At Positek, position sensors are our speciality. We can provide linear position sensors and rotary position sensors using our own technology


Position Sensor Applications

 

At Positek, position sensors are our speciality. We can provide linear position sensors and rotary position sensors using our own technology ensuring they have long life and extremely high performance.

 

 

 

 

 

Position sensors can measure displacement in either a linear or rotary fashion. And use different technologies to do so. All of our sensors use PIPs technology - for more information on PIPs technology take a look at our guide.

 

 

 

 

 

Position sensors are used within many applications throughout different industries.

 

 

 

 

 

Position Sensor Applications using Positek Sensors

 

 

 

Over the years we have supplied position sensors for a wide range of applications - some of them are;

 

 

 

 

 


Paper machines- position sensors are used to control the position of the tape carrying the drying pulp across the spinning rollers

 

 

 

 

 

Bakery machines- a position sensor is used to measure the gap between the rolls on a production line in a bakery.

 

 

 

 

 

Forestry logging machine- position sensors are fitted within the hydraulic cylinders which provide feedback on the position of the rams to the main control system.


Water Jets- rotary position sensors are used to sense the position of the reverse duct and steering cylinders.

 

 

 

 

 

Valve Positioning Systems- rotary position sensors are used to measure the position of the valves within the system.

 

 

 

 

 

Textile CardingMachine - position sensors are used to control the tension on the delicate cotton fibres within the machine.

 

 

 

 

 

This is just a handful of applications we have solved in the past - contact us if you have an application involving position sensors.

 

 

 

 

 

Other Common Position Sensor Applications

 

 

 

Position sensors can also be used within industries such as; motorsports, medical applications, industrial applications and many others. Example applications include;

 

 

 

 

 

  • Steering and gear position detection

     

  • Throttle sensing

     

  • Suspension measurement

     

  • Oncology machines

     

  • MRI machines

     

  • Automotive testing

     

  • Nuclear plant applications

     

  • Structural testing

     

  • Machine builder applications

     

 

 

 

Position Sensors from Positek

 

 

 

We supply a full range of position sensors - take a look at our different product categories;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on position sensors for your application please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

Read about more position sensor applications from our sister company Variohm Eurosensor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article published on: 06/01/2020