Suspension movement monitoring sensors

Racecar handling depends on the balanced set up of the suspension. Whether the vehicle has the traditional four springs and four dampers arrangement, mono-shocks or electronically adjustable hydraulic actuators, which are used in active suspension systems, race engineers need to measure precise suspension movement. The sensors are traditionally mounted across the dampers or connected to the rocker arm. In 'active suspension' systems the sensors are normally mounted internally within the hydraulic actuator. Data Acquisition engineers monitor suspension movement during testing and free practice and make suspension adjustments accordingly, as they continually look for a competitive set up. Active Sensors offer a number of 'motorsport ready' sensor solutions for suspension movement 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.

MLS linear potentiometers

The Motorsport Linear Sensor (MLS) 'super' low-noise linear potentiometer designed for suspension measurement in motorsport data acquisition systems. The new 'long-life' sensor ensures a longer 'noise-free' operating life in severe vibration and high G-force conditions.

Rotary potentiometers

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.

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 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.