Sensors are available in many different types.
At Ixthus we specialize in sensors, particularly for test and measurement applications. Different sensor types are suitable for different applications and industries. Each different type can be used to take a different measurement of a different variable.
Various sensor types can be found in the home of office for more commercial applications. They are also used in industrial settings, automation and production lines.
What is a Sensor?
A Sensor is a device used to take a measurement. This measurement can be movement, temperature, pressure, vibration and any other variable which may alter.
The measurement taken can be processed either within the sensor/ transducer or with the use of an additional device to give an output. The output can then be processed by a device or displayed for the user.
There are so many different sensor types. Some of the categories we offer are;
Position Sensors – these can be either linear or rotary and can use a variety of different technologies to take position measurements. Position sensors are used within Motorsports, industrial applications, commercial applications, automation, aerospace and many more. Some of the position sensor types we offer include;
- Laser Sensors, Displacement, short & long range, 2D / 3D scanning and Inner Diameter measuring
- Capacitive Sensors
- Ultrasonic Sensors
- Eddy Current Sensors
- Cable extension transducers
- Rotary Position Sensors
- Hall Effect Rotary Sensors
- Vibration Sensors & Transducers, Monitoring Systems.
See all our position sensor types here.
Sensors for Railway – we offer a wide range of sensors used within the rail industry to measure rail wheel thickness, diameter and track thickness. These measurements are very important for user safety within the transportation industry.
Our range of sensors for rail include;
- Rail Wheel Back-to-Back distance measuring gauges
- Rail Wheel Brake Disc Profile gauges
- Rail Head Profile measuring gauges
- Rail Wheel Profile measuring gauges
- Rail Wheel Diameter measuring gauges
- Rail Wheel Real-time Geometry 3D Measuring System
Pressure Sensors – our pressure range consists of pressure transducers and pressure switches. They are used in a variety of settings including medical applications, HVAC, aerospace and more. We have various pressure transducers with different approvals and ratings to suit different applications.
We also have a range of combined pressure and temperature sensors which can measure both variables saving valuable space in some applications.
See our pressure sensor types;
- Pressure Transducers
- Pressure Switches
- Combined Pressure and Temperature Transducers
Temperature Sensors – temperature sensors are so versatile; they are available in many shapes and sizes. Many of the types we offer monitor the level of electrical resistance to determine the temperature. The temperature sensor types we offer include;
- Temperature probes
- Digital sensors
- Infrared temperature sensors
- Exhaust gas temperature sensors
Take a look at all of our temperature sensor types here.
Load Cells – we have a range of load cell types available which can be used in a variety of environments. We have fatigue rated load cells for heavy duty applications as well as ranges which are suitable for marine applications and aerospace applications.
Like other sensor types, load cells are available in many different shapes and sizes so that they are suited to different applications.
Our load cell types available are;
- Single point
- Shear beam
- Dual shear beam
- Miniature and sub miniature load cells
- Tension and compression load cells
- Force Monitoring Systems
Take a look at our full range of load cells here.
Other Sensor Types
The above categories are the most popular sensor types that we offer, in our portfolio, we also have a range of
Take a look at our Product Menu above to see all of the different types of sensor we can offer.
Sensor Types from the Variohm Group
Ixthus Instrumentation is part of The Variohm Group; we are a group of companies working together supplying sensors and solutions for a wide range of applications and industries. Each company within the group is especially suited to a specific industry or product area;
Ixthus Instrumentation – The Test and Measurement Division.
Variohm Eurosensor – Sensors and Transducers Supplier and Manufacturer
Heason Technology – Motion Control Solutions
Herga Technology – Switches and Sensors
Positek – Non-Contacting Position Sensors and Transducers
Phoenix America – Sensor and Encoder Manufacturing Solutions
Limitor GmbH – Temperature, Current and Time
If you would like more information on any types of sensor, please contact us.
For more information on our group product portfolio take a look at our Infographic and our Group Capabilities Presentation.
For more information please contact: Ixthus Instrumentation Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:+44 (0) 1327 353437 Fax: +44 (0) 1327 353564
Article date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:36:29 +0000 GMT