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Positek's Cylinder Position Sensor Technology

A cylinder position sensor used in hydraulic and pneumatic actuators determines the end stroke and home of the piston head inside the cylinder. The increasing demand for better control and function made cylinder position sensors more relevant in industrial applications such as in hydraulic and...

An Introduction to Positek's Submersible Position Sensors

The mining industry, as well as other marine-related sectors, use a variety of equipment, underwater vehicles, drones, and small submarines that need position sensors for feedback and control. Ordinary position sensor technology is not suitable for the conditions in which these pieces of machinery...

Tilt Sensors: Practical Applications and Importance in Heavy Equipment Safety

Every position sensor has a specific function; whether to detect motion along a linear path or in the case of tilt sensors, to measure an object's tilt along an axis or multiple axes with reference to a plane. To simplify how a tilt sensor works, it detects the tilting position of an object in...

Sensor Selection Process: Factors Affecting Cost of Ownership

Linear position sensing technology is a vital component of industrial machine automation. In general, a linear position sensor measures the displacement of an object along a rectilinear path. Many traditional linear position sensing technologies are still applicable today. Some of the most common...

Rotary Position Sensors: Basic Guide and Specifications

A rotary position sensor is an electromagnetic device emitting electrical signals corresponding to the angular rotation of an object along a shaft. These instruments are used in various applications such as the following:• Position sensing for automobiles like determining the steering wheel...

Positek Tilt Sensor Specifications and Applications

Position sensors vary according to the type of movement measured. For example, a linear position sensor measures rectilinear displacement while a rotary sensor detects an object's motion along an axis. Another type of position sensor, a tilt sensor or inclinometer measures an object's tilt with...