Position sensors are organized into six families according to how they are connected to your application. The choice between the type of rod and the actuator, as well as wear-resistant proximity sensors that use a magnetic marker and other types.
Rod type position sensors have a mechanical rod that moves the wiper across the resistive path.
Non-contact linear sensors have a magnetic marker that attaches to a moving component of the application that requires linear position measurement. Depending on whether it is a marker of a floating or sliding type, it is either physically separated from the sensor or glides along the track outside the position sensor.
Side-drive sensors have a sliding part connected to an internal wiper.
Position sensors inside the cylinder are designed to be installed inside hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders.
Linear bar type
Novotechnik linear rod position sensors are available with stroke lengths from 10 to 900 mm. They have high resistance to adverse environmental conditions and provide a long service life with various characteristics to satisfy the requirements of almost any application of the position sensor.
Linear proximity sensors
Novotechnik linear proximity sensors use a permanent magnet that is attached to the moving part of your application to determine its position. There are two varieties: one floats freely, and the other slides along the guides built into the sensor housing. All of our sensors come with unrivaled customer support.
Linear side is actuated
For applications requiring a sideless rodless drive.
Linear spring return rod series
In some applications, a position sensor is required, which automatically returns to zero. Novotechnik covers these applications with non-contact and potentiometric sensors offering a wide range of stroke lengths and other functions.
Novotechnik cylinder position sensors, designed for hydraulic and pneumatic systems, are equipped with non-contact magnetostrix technology for a long service life.
Linear open systems
Open systems provide a cost-effective solution for engineers seeking to integrate a resistive element into their designs.