Clutch position and control sensors

Most high performance racing car clutches are automatically operated during gear changes but are manually operated by the driver from the steering wheel when moving from a standstill at race starts and pit stops. During a race the driver executes gear changes by pushing a button on the steering wheel. The 'on-board' computer automatically cuts the engine, actuates the clutch and gear change. The clutch's electro-hydraulic actuation system requires two proportional measurement sensors, one on the steering wheel and one mounted next to the clutch (the feedback sensor). Active Sensors offer a number of 'motorsport ready' sensor solutions for clutch-operating systems. The sensor mounted on the steering wheel is a miniature RH0500 series Hall Effect and the feedback device is a high temperature contactless LT LVDT sensor. The LT LVDT sensor would have a continuous operating temperature of 200°C and survive excursions up to 400°C.

For bespoke applications we offer a comprehensive design, manufacture and speedy delivery service to satisfy the fast paced engineering developments associated with international motorsport.

LVDT position sensors

AC LVDT sensors for industrial, automotive and aerospace control and measurement systems. Advanced manufacturing techniques ensure superior sensor stablity, accuracy and repeatability in the most hostile of environments up to 200°C (400°F). Measurement ranges from 1mm to 200mm (8").

Magni-Tec contactless linear sensors

Magni-Hall® contactless linear position sensors are based on true solid-state 'hall-voltage/magnetic-field' measurement technology. Sensor designs are available with single or dual, triple and quadruple outputs and design benefits, include improved output signal linearization over the measurement range, overall sensor accuracy and higher operating temperatures compared to similar position sensor products.

Magni-Tec contactless rotary sensors

Magni-Hall® contactless rotary position sensors are based on true solid-state 'hall-voltage/magnetic-field' measurement technology. Sensor designs are available with single or dual, triple and quadruple outputs and design benefits, include improved output signal linearization over the measurement range, overall sensor accuracy and higher operating temperatures compared to similar position sensor products.