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Position Sensors facilitate contact-free measurement and monitoring of the position of an object. They may provide location or displacement information, in terms of linear travel, rotational angle, or three-dimensional space. These sensors are indispensable in industrial and mechanical engineering and motion control applications.
Use the top-quality Position Sensors
Position sensors are one of the most diverse sensors used across a huge range of industries. They detect the movement of an object and convert it into signals suitable for processing, transmission, or control.
From our wide range of position sensors choose the ones that perfectly fit the needs of your application. Pick the top-quality products manufactured by leading companies:
Choose Position Sensors tailored to your requirements
The overall intent of position sensors is to detect an object and relay its position through the generation of a signal that provides positional feedback.
You can use this feedback to control automated responses in a process, sound alarms, or trigger other activity as required by the specific application.
Position measurement tasks can be solved with different types of sensors tailored to the requirements of each application.
Benefit from a wide range of Position Sensor types
According to the type of measurement they provide, these sensors are divided into:
Check out the specific technologies of Position Sensors
Several specific technologies are employed for achieving optimal measuring results, and the primary types of position sensors reflect these underlying technologies:
The specifications that define the performance
When choosing a suitable sensor, it is also useful to consider: its size and weight, whether it provides absolute or incremental position information, the operating temperature range, its ability to withstand other environmental and operating conditions (moisture, contaminants, mechanical shock, vibration), the ease of installation, the initial cost.
Some key specifications to be aware that apply to most position sensors are:
The common applications of Position Sensors
Position sensors are used in many applications, across industries such as: automotive, motorsport, medical, agriculture, robotics, industrial processing, mobile vehicle, test and lab applications, food & beverage, packaging, machine tool, wrapping and many more.
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Magnet track sensor box SSB-R from Schmersal
Use the magnet track sensor box to monitor speed and position of electric conveyors cost-effective, maintenance-free and with great precision.
Wheel system Turck for measurement with encoders
Use Turck's wheel system to easily monitor the progress/speed of conveyor belts, taking advantage of its durability and space saving design.
Inductive displacement sensors Micro-Epsilon
Benefit from inductive sensors' robustness, long service life, signal quality, and reliability also in demanding industrial environments.
Turck sensors: Smart Sensor Solutions
In an extensive portfolio of robust and precise Turck sensors, you are guaranteed to always find the ideal solution for Industry 4.0 and IIoT.
Absolute Profinet encoder Hengstler
Take advantage of absolute encoders from the ACURO series to simplify the process of device design and enable reliable communication.
Ultrasonic sensors for each application
Benefit from the miniature M8 and M12 RU sensors from Turck with particularly short blind zones in small applications with restricted mounting conditions.
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