Pedal position monitoring sensors

In racecar applications, pedal position sensors are used to monitor throttle and brake pedal movement or, in 'drive by wire' applications, operate the throttle via an electronically controlled actuation system. The sensor can be either rotary or linear in operation and is mounted with the operating shaft connected to the pedal. As the pedal is depressed, the movement of the sensor provides an accurate proportional voltage signal to the ECU or data logger. In a 'drive by wire' system the throttle pedal sensor controls the fuel flow into the engine and is usually duplex (dual output signal) in design for control signal redundancy. Drive by wire throttle systems have less moving parts (reduced weight) and provide increased responsiveness through the rev-range of the engine. Pedal position monitoring is also of great benefit in driver development programmes. Active Sensors offer a number of 'motorsport ready' sensor solutions for pedal position monitoring.

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

Linear potentiometers - general purpose, high performance

Both the SLS and MLS Series of linear potentiometers are designed using the proven benefits of composite track technology and include a number of design features. The SLS has a single track suitable for general applications, where performance and reliability coupled with competitive pricing is of importance. The MLS has a twin element conductive track design which provides superior performance under vibration and shock conditions. They are available with a range of case diameters and stroke lengths up to 500mm (20").

Rotary potentiometers - general purpose, high performance

RP rotary potentiometers are designed for the most demanding control and measurement systems. Used extensively in motorsport for throttle and gearbox control, steering angle measurement and the monitoring systems of the chassis. The RP is available with a choice of electrical angles and mounting options.

Magnetic hall contactless linear position sensors

Magnetic hall contactless position sensors are based on true solid-state 'hall-voltage/magnetic-field' measurement technology. Sensor designs are available with single or dual 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.

Magnetic hall contactless rotary position sensors - general purpose, high performance

Magnetic hall contactless rotary position sensors are based on true solid-state 'hall-voltage/magnetic-field' measurement technology. Sensor designs are available with single, dual 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.

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Design capability

If you are an OEM and wish to discuss product options or Active Sensors design capabilities, please contact our specialist sales team: sales@activesensors.com, or call +44 (0)1202 480620 (Europe) or +1 317 713 2973 (North America).

Assured performance

Active Sensors product development processes include exhaustive 'in-house and field testing' to ensure the sensor performance specification stated is backed by 'real-life' experience. This is our assurance to customers that our sensors are designed to perform!