Types and Uses
Linear, Angular and Multi-Axis
Sensor selection makes or breaks an electrical system design. Whether the goal is to generate data on the position of an automated electric-over-hydraulic jack responsible for pushing thousands of feet of jointed pipe, monitoring the micro-level expansions of biological samples in a stretching apparatus, or even gauging the long-term shifts in wall supports under high-pressure or high-temperature conditions, you are eventually going to need a quality position sensor. Identifying the best position sensor requires more than glancing at sensitivities. You must determine what style of sensor will best fit in your allotted space. You must understand what measurement tolerance is acceptable. You must identify how easy the sensor is to replace.
Position sensors come in a variety of types: