Position sensors

Do you need help making a decision?  Take a look at our buying guide
133 companies | 657 products
Search
Position sensors | Choosing the right position sensor
Position sensors are devices used for determining the linear or angular position of an object and converting it into a signal transmitted to the control unit via a fieldbus. After temperature, position is the second most common physical quantity measured in industry. Position sensors are used for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications.
{{#pushedProductsPlacement4.length}} {{#each pushedProductsPlacement4}}
{{product.productLabel}}

{{product.productLabel}} {{product.model}}

{{#if product.featureValues}}
{{#each product.featureValues}} {{content}} {{/each}}
{{/if}}
{{#if product.productPrice }} {{#if product.productPrice.price }}

{{product.productPrice.formattedPrice}} {{#if product.productPrice.priceType === "PRICE_RANGE" }} - {{product.productPrice.formattedPriceMax}} {{/if}}
{{/if}} {{/if}}
{{#if product.activeRequestButton}}
{{/if}}
{{product.productLabel}}
{{product.model}}

{{#each product.specData:i}} {{name}}: {{value}} {{#i!=(product.specData.length-1)}}
{{/end}} {{/each}}

{{{product.idpText}}}

{{productPushLabel}}
{{#if product.newProduct}}
{{/if}} {{#if product.hasVideo}}
{{/if}}
{{/each}} {{/pushedProductsPlacement4.length}}
{{#pushedProductsPlacement5.length}} {{#each pushedProductsPlacement5}}
{{product.productLabel}}

{{product.productLabel}} {{product.model}}

{{#if product.featureValues}}
{{#each product.featureValues}} {{content}} {{/each}}
{{/if}}
{{#if product.productPrice }} {{#if product.productPrice.price }}

{{product.productPrice.formattedPrice}} {{#if product.productPrice.priceType === "PRICE_RANGE" }} - {{product.productPrice.formattedPriceMax}} {{/if}}
{{/if}} {{/if}}
{{#if product.activeRequestButton}}
{{/if}}
{{product.productLabel}}
{{product.model}}

{{#each product.specData:i}} {{name}}: {{value}} {{#i!=(product.specData.length-1)}}
{{/end}} {{/each}}

{{{product.idpText}}}

{{productPushLabel}}
{{#if product.newProduct}}
{{/if}} {{#if product.hasVideo}}
{{/if}}
{{/each}} {{/pushedProductsPlacement5.length}}
valve position sensor
valve position sensor
MVQ201

... IO-Link * LED flash mode for quick visual sensor localisation * End position setting with just one click for even quicker set-up Direct connection reduces wiring The MVQ201 continuously monitors ...

See the other products
ifm electronic
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
KI530A

... as required. The sensors can be used to easily replace currently installed sensors and used without IO-Link thanks to their backward compatibility he all-rounder for position and process ...

See the other products
ifm electronic
pressure-resistant position sensor
pressure-resistant position sensor
MFH20, M9H20 series

Measuring range: 1.8, 2 mm

Pressure-resistant sensors •Pressure-resistant up to 500 bar •Metal sensing face for heavy duty •High bursting pressure •Housing design to industrial standard •Lifespan of more than 10 million pressure cycles

See the other products
ifm electronic
angular position sensor
angular position sensor
MSAC200

Magnetic sensor MSAC200 absolute rotation with flexCoder technology With flexCoder technology, the MSAC200 can be flexibly adapted to the customer's design and provides precise absolute values with high installation ...

See the other products
SIKO GmbH
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
MSA213K

Measuring range: 0 m - 16 m

high-resolution absolute, numerous interfaces, swivel-mounted plug Absolute position and speed data for automation and drive technology The demands on sensors for position detection ...

See the other products
SIKO GmbH
rotary position sensor
rotary position sensor
GS04

Profile GS04: Rotatively measuring sensor with magnetic scanning Pluggable connection to AP10S, AP20S, MA503/2, MA504/1 position indicators Easy hollow-shaft mounting, max. Ø 20 mm ...

See the other products
SIKO GmbH
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
WPS-MK series

Measuring range: 50 mm - 750 mm

The WPS-MK series is a miniature-draw wire sensors, manufactured by Micro-Epsilon. This product is commonly used in production of high-volume. The new potential structures and cost optimization are made for the users ...

See the other products
MICRO-EPSILON
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
WDS-MPM series

Measuring range: 50 mm - 250 mm

The WDS-MPM series by Micro-Epsilon is a miniature draw wire position sensor, which is the ideal equipment for application that requires fast movement and short displacement. It features a capacity to ...

See the other products
MICRO-EPSILON
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
WDS-MP/MPW

Measuring range: 100 mm - 1,000 mm

The MP/MPW Draw-Wire Sensors, manufactured by Micro-Epsilon, are generally designed for usage involving industrial and mobile applications. Furthermore, this compact draw-wire displacement sensor, suitable ...

See the other products
MICRO-EPSILON
industrial position sensor
industrial position sensor
R-Series V RH / RP

Measuring range: 25 mm - 7,620 mm

R-Series V - the new generation R-Series V is the successor to our current fourth generation. The new sensors have higher resistance to vibration and high temperatures, are ready for Industry 4.0 and fit perfectly ...

See the other products
Temposonics GmbH & Co. KG
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
E-Series ET

Measuring range: 50 mm - 3,000 mm

Temposonics E-Series ET is the ideal solution for usage in hazardous areas and in high temperature applications with a small and compact housing. Global approvals: ATEX / IECEx / CEC / NEC Compact installation dimensions High ...

See the other products
Temposonics GmbH & Co. KG
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
T-Series TH

Measuring range: 25 mm - 7,620 mm

... the first linear position sensors in the industry to meet SIL 2 standards. In addition, they are fully compliant with NEC, CEC, ATEX and IECEx Class I, II, III Division 1, Division 2 and Zone 0/1, Zone ...

See the other products
Temposonics GmbH & Co. KG
cylinder position sensor
cylinder position sensor

Measuring range: 50 mm

Bernstein teachable magnetic slot sensors are unique for their one or two freely programmable, independent switching points. These are built for standard C- and T- slots, and fit one slot. If used for only one output, ...

linear position sensor
linear position sensor
BIP series

Measuring range: 0 mm - 133 mm

... mechanical engineering for many other applications with linear motion, such as determining punch depth, grip positions, roller placements, valve positions, etc. High reproducibility thus ensures optimum ...

See the other products
Balluff GmbH
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
BTL series

Measuring range: 50 mm - 7,620 mm

... aluminum housing. The magnets of the position encoder act on the measurement element through the wall of the aluminum profile. The linear position sensors have flexible installation ...

See the other products
Balluff GmbH
rugged position sensor
rugged position sensor
BTL series

Measuring range: 50 mm - 5,500 mm

... to 7620 mm Non-contacting, thus free from wear – no downtimes Robust magnetostrictive linear position sensors correctly signal the position of the piston and enable a smooth ...

See the other products
Balluff GmbH
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
GT2 series

Measuring range: 12 mm

... containing splashing water or oil. In order to improve robustness - a common problem with contact sensors - careful attention was paid to the structure of the sensor body. The design incorporates a high-strength ...

linear position sensor
linear position sensor
MPS-C series

Measuring range: 25 mm - 200 mm

This cylinder sensor has a detecting range with different lengths available of 32 mm, 64 mm, 96 mm, 128 mm, 160 mm, 192 mm, 224 mm and 256 mm. It has an electrical zero-point and an adjustable final point. Its selectable ...

See the other products
SICK
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
MPA series

Measuring range: 107 mm - 1,007 mm

The MPA is a series of analog positioning sensors from Sick that can be installed with adapters on different cylinders due to its versatile housing. It has the ability to measure lengths from 107 mm to 100 mm in 36 mm ...

See the other products
SICK
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
MPS-T series

Measuring range: 32 mm - 256 mm

... intelligent T-slot position sensor MPS-T position sensors continuously detect the piston position of pneumatic actuators using a direct, non-contact ...

See the other products
SICK
angular position sensor
angular position sensor
positape® WBT61

Measuring range: 4,000 mm
Linearity: 0.1 % - 0.2 %
Ambient temperature: -40 °C - 85 °C

Protection class up to IP67/69 With inclination sensor in MEMS technology Optional redundant version Specifications Output - CANopen CANopen redundant Resolution - adjustable via CAN bus Sensing device - Magnetic ...

See the other products
ASM Automation Sensorik Messtechnik GmbH
angular position sensor
angular position sensor
positape® WBT85

Measuring range: 6,000 mm
Linearity: 0.1 % - 0.2 %
Ambient temperature: -40 °C - 85 °C

Protection class up to IP67/69 With inclination sensor in MEMS technology Optional redundant version Specifications Output - CANopen CANopen redundant Resolution - adjustable via CAN bus Sensing device - Magnetic ...

See the other products
ASM Automation Sensorik Messtechnik GmbH
angular position sensor
angular position sensor
positape® WBT21

Measuring range: 20,000 mm
Linearity: 0.1 % - 0.2 %
Ambient temperature: -40 °C - 85 °C

Protection class up to IP67/69 With inclination sensor in MEMS technology Optional redundant version Specifications Output - CANopen CANopen redundant Resolution - adjustable via CAN bus Linearity (position) ...

See the other products
ASM Automation Sensorik Messtechnik GmbH
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
SN-G series

Measuring rate: 200 Hz

C-slot • GMR magnetoresistive sensors. • PNP or NPN logic output. • No problems in case of vibrations. • Cable output or M8 connector. • 100% traceability. • Direct application in "C" slot. • Slot adapters on ...

See the other products
GIMATIC
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
SS-G series

Measuring rate: 500 Hz - 200,000 Hz

C-slot • Reed sensors or GMR magnetoresistive sensors. • PNP or NPN logic output for magnetoresistive sensors. • No problems in case of vibrations. • Cable output or M8 connector. • ...

See the other products
GIMATIC
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
SL2E203-G

Measuring rate: 1 kHz

- 2-WIRES Manufacturer: Gimatic Electronic sensors with 2-wire output •No problems in case of vibrations. •Cable or M8 connector output. •100% traceability. •Standard T-slot inline mounting. •Optional K-SL slot ...

See the other products
GIMATIC
linear position sensor
linear position sensor

... plastic has unlimited resolution, absolute position measurements when the unit is turned on and a wide temperature range. There is no requirement for intermediate signal conditioning for normal ratiometric position ...

See the other products
Honeywell Advanced Sensing Technologies
linear position sensor
linear position sensor

The AQ series of shaftless linear potentiometers represents a range of units for use in intrinsically safe environments according to Class I, II and III Division I, Groups A, B, C, D, E, F and G for hazardous (indoor/outdoor) NEMA 4 locations. ...

See the other products
Honeywell Advanced Sensing Technologies
rotary position sensor
rotary position sensor
SMART

... configuration joins with Honeywell’s SMART Position Sensor family. The SMART Position Sensor Rotary Configuration offers absolute precision with its position ...

See the other products
Honeywell Advanced Sensing Technologies
position sensor
position sensor
81 290 series

... systems using compressed air, without a source of electricity. These products consist of human/machine interface components, position detectors, pressure switches, amplifiers, pneumatic logic components, electro-pneumatic ...

See the other products
Crouzet
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
LI series

Measuring range: 25 mm - 40,000 mm

Path measurement can be solved with various sensors. The inductive linear position sensors operate contactless and wear-free according to a revolutionary measuring principle. The position ...

linear position sensor
linear position sensor
Li Q25

... alternative measuring systems. With measuring lengths of up to 2 m, the Li sensors outperform magnetostrictive linear position sensors, which, due to their operating principle, sense ...

rotary position sensor
rotary position sensor
RF series

... the RS sensor IP66 protection for outdoor applications. The mechanical features offered provide for easy installation and removal, even in field conditions. With the multiple packages and angular ranges available, ...

See the other products
Parker Electronic Controls Division
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
IX series

... stable automatic inline differentiation. Unreliable Detection with Conventional Image-Sensors, but Stable Detection with the IX-H Conventional Image-Sensors Low contrast targets result in difficult ...

angular position sensor
angular position sensor
KMZ, X3G series

Our angular sensors include magnetic field sensors, integrated amplifiers, and programmable sensors for applications such as Electric Throttle Control or Steering Angle Sensing. Target ...

draw-wire position sensor
draw-wire position sensor
ZX

Measuring range: 38 mm

Series ZX Key-Features: - Ultra-compact body - Measurement range 38 mm - Sensor element: potentiometer or hall effect device - Linearity ±1 % - Anodized aluminium housing - Very low weight of 15 g - Wire rope: ...

See the other products
WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
draw-wire position sensor
draw-wire position sensor
SX50 series

Measuring range: 50 mm - 1,250 mm

... wire position transducer is designed for industrial applications. The instrument is compact in size and has short assembly time. The device is also easy to customize and hence offers economical solution ...

See the other products
WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
draw-wire position sensor
draw-wire position sensor
SX80 series

Measuring range: 1,000 mm - 3,000 mm

Ranges from 1000 to 3000 mm Linearity max. ±0.02 % Output analog 0...10 V, 4...20 mA, Potentiometer Output digital TTL, HTL, SSI, Profibus, CANopen, DeviceNet, Ethercat, Profinet Protection class IP65 (optional IP67)

See the other products
WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
rotary position sensor
rotary position sensor
RFE-3200

NOVOHALL Rotary Sensor, touchless, RFE-3200 Series The two-part design consisting of sensor and magnetic position marker offers great flexibility when mounting. The absence of shaftand ...

See the other products
NOVOTECHNIK
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
TF1

Measuring range: 1,000 mm

Absolute position transducers for high dynamic positioning tasks. Inductive measurement principle, touchless position detection with free position markers; unlimited ...

See the other products
NOVOTECHNIK
rotary position sensor
rotary position sensor
RSC-2800

Non-contacting NOVOHALL Rotary Sensor for use in harsh environments. Large selection of analog and digital interfaces. Highly accurate and very attractively priced.

See the other products
NOVOTECHNIK
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
MM10

Measuring range: 8 mm - 15 mm

... high accuracy due to its good linearity. In the displacement sensor series MM(R)10 the mechanical detection of linear movement is done by a rear and front guided push rod. The displacement sensor can ...

See the other products
MEGATRON Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
MM

Measuring range: 10 mm - 30 mm

... This compact sensor will be mounted by means of the pilot ring and the two thread holes on the front side. The mechanical detection of linear movement of the linear sensor is done by a rear and front ...

See the other products
MEGATRON Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
MBX

Measuring range: 50 mm - 200 mm

The potentiometric displacement sensor series MBX is excellently suited for very limited installation space due to its extremely flat design with an overall height of only 7 mm. In addition, the universal cursor can be ...

See the other products
MEGATRON Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
linear position sensor
linear position sensor
8719

Measuring range: 50 mm - 900 mm

... , knee lever or extruder distances -Hydraulic cylinders Due to the technology employed in potentiometric displacement sensors, they always operate with a sliding contact system. Special processes are applied to give ...

angular position sensor
angular position sensor
88600

... the restricted applications of potentiometric angle sensors. Typical applications: -Position feedback in servo-systems -Zero detectors -Pendulum weighing machines -Cam and butterfly flap positions -Twist ...

rotary position sensor
rotary position sensor
8820

As an angle sensor that is both accurate and economical, this rotary potentiometer is suitable for all types of analog angle measurement up to 350°. Typical fields of application include: -Position ...

laser triangulation position sensor
laser triangulation position sensor
LT

Measuring range: 45 mm - 60 mm
Measuring rate: 450, 4.5, 45 Hz

LT Laser •15 mm measuring range •3 µm resolution For applications where a contact gauging sensor is unsuitable, Solartron offers a medium performance Non-Contact Laser Triangulation Transducer. This solution is ...

linear position sensor
linear position sensor
LTH

Measuring range: 2 mm - 200 mm
Measuring rate: 40 kHz

... Diffuse or Specular Modes •Gap time bridging used when measuring parts with holes For applications where a contact gauging sensor or Confocal is unsuitable, Solartron offers a range of high performance or low cost ...

non-contact position sensor
non-contact position sensor
Orbit® Confocal series

Measuring range: 5, 1 µm

... and the flexibility of Solartron Metrology’s Orbit® 3 Digital Measurement System. For applications where a contact gauging sensor is unsuitable, this is a cost efficient non-contact measurement solution that includes ...

linear position sensor
linear position sensor
BS-102, BS-112

Measuring range: 10 mm

Miniature Linear Gage Sensor designed for measuring where space is limited. The ultra compact Baby sensor, the BS series with 94.5 mm in length and 13 mm in thickness is ideal for mounting inside machinery ...

See the other products
Onosokki
position sensor
position sensor
PI-SAFE series

A complete range of sensors for position detection The PI-SAFE sensor increases the uptime and safety of installations and can be connected to approved evaluation units without cross-fault ...

linear position sensor
linear position sensor
K1G

Measuring range: 0 mm - 15 mm

... optical light. Afterwards a CMOS linear sensor was added as the light-sensitive element to enable visual perception for workpiece position. These functions enable the K1G to detect small variations that ...

angular position sensor
angular position sensor
424A series

Supply voltage: 0.5 V - 4.5 V
Ambient temperature: -40 °C - 85 °C

... Due to high protection class IP67, the sensor can be used used reliably even under tough environmental conditions. Owing to their robustness, the sensors are particularly suitable for measuring the angular ...

See the other products
ELOBAU
How to choose this product
position-sensor

Position sensors determine an object's position, which may be its location or its orientation. They also can monitor a location so as to detect the presence or absence of an object.

Applications

These devices are used in automated and robotic systems, in machine tools and in conveyor systems.

Technologies

Mechanical position sensors are often detectors. They are similar to switches in that the object or part presses against a lever that closes a dry contact. Non-contact proximity detectors use induction systems for metallic objects, and Hall-effect or reed systems for metallic objects. Capacitive or photoelectric systems can be used with any type of object.

Resistive mechanical sensors indicate distance or angular position, and feature a rotary or insertion shaft linked to a potentiometer. Encoders have the same function as resistive mechanical sensors, but use optical systems sensitive to reflective strips set in a disc or a track.

Inductive sensors provide a signal proportional to the distance to the object. Range is under one centimeter. Laser sensors (triangulation of the object's position) and ultrasound sensors (sonar effect) are used for greater distances.

Single- or double-axis inclinometers use tilt or MEMS systems to measure inclination.

How to choose

Consider the unit's range, data precision, available outlets, current loop or network interface.