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What is a Linear Transducer?

A Linear Transducer is a type of position sensor which is used to measure movement in a linear fashion. They do this by converting the linear displacement into electrical signals proportional to the displacement making it usable by machines.   Different linear transducers will be able to...

Position Sensing Technology

Position sensors detect the position of a given object, whether that be in a linear or rotary fashion. Different types of position sensors use different position sensing technologies to do so. The type of technology used will usually be determined by the requirements of the application as well...

Custom Sensors from Positek

We have over 25 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and supplying custom position sensors. Our expertise enables us to customise any sensor within our range and tailor it to your requirements.Why use a Custom SensorMany applications are part of bigger systems or devices, which...

What is an Inclinometer?

An inclinometer, also known as a tilt sensor, is a device used for the measurement of the slope or angle of an object with reference to gravity. They are part of our extensive product range here at Positek.What is an Inclinometer?Inclinometers are one of the most common types of sensor on the...

What is Linear Displacement?

Linear Displacement can be defined as the movement of an object in a straight line along a single axis up and down or side to side. Linear Displacement is often a movement which requires measurement and can be measured in either inches or millimetres using linear position sensors. Many of the...

Intrinsically Safe Positek Position Sensors for Dust Environments

The working environment has a significant effect on choosing the right type of sensor for a specific application. External elements and contaminants such as dust affect the lifespan and performance of a sensor, like in the case of contacting sensors. For most industrial applications, the...