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Position sensors on actuators

Actuators are used in nearly every moving piece of equipment, from automatic doors to oil refinery equipment, from cars to luxury yachts. Traditionally they use hydraulic technology to effect the linear movement, as a small initial force can be easily translated into a larger output force and...

Sensors shipped worldwide

Did you know Positek has a worldwide distribution network? We can supply all over the globe so wherever you are in the world there is a way to get a Positek sensor. We have sensor distributors in most of the major European countries and Russia, and those without a dedicated distributor are...

Understanding ingress protection for your sensors

Sensors used in industrial environments are regularly subjected to noise, dust, moisture, heat and vibrations, all of which can cause damage to the sensor and affect the accuracy of the readings it takes. Many industrial sensors are designed to be sturdier than ones used in less punishing...

Choosing a linear sensor

When choosing anything, from a linear position sensor to a washing machine, if the purpose and expected functions of the item are not considered properly is it easy to end up with an item that, on paper, looks the part, but which fails to perform as needed.When choosing a linear position sensor,...

Why a cheap sensor will cost you more in the long run

It's a common cost-saving exercise that everyone does in their daily lives we choose the cheaper option and hope that it's as well made as the more expensive version and will last just as long, or taste just as good. We tell ourselves that we're only paying for fancier packaging, a brand name...

Sensor industry events in 2017

Industry specific events can sometimes be dull affairs to the onlooker, but for anyone with a passion for their job this might be the one of the few times in a year that they can really get stuck in to developments, news and networking. There are many events for the sensor industry, and...