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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...

Linear Displacement Definition

In many instances, linear displacement measuring, and monitoring is required. For this measurement, a linear position sensor is required. At Positek we have a wide range of linear position sensors which can be used in various industries and environments Linear Displacement Sensors Here at...

Non-Contact Displacement Sensors

There are many advantages to using non-contact displacement sensors over contacting technology. They are used for a variety of applications in different industries. What is a Non-Contact Displacement Sensor? A non-contact displacement sensor is a type of sensor used for measuring the change...

Cable Extension Transducer Applications

Cable extension transducers are known by different names, these include; draw-wire sensor, string pot, yo-yo pot or string encoders.   Cable extension transducers use a spring-loaded spool and a retractable cable to measure position. This is an alternative way of measuring linear...

What is a Rotary Position Sensor?

Rotary Position Sensors can use various types of technology, these can be either contacting or non-contacting. At Positek, our rotary position sensors use our own PIPS technology which is non-contacting. What is a Rotary Position Sensor Used for? Rotary Position Sensors can be used for a...