Throttle position sensors

A racecars throttle position sensor (TPS) is used to monitor the position of the throttle valve and is mounted on the throttle body. It converts valve position into a proportional voltage signal which is fed to the engine control unit (ECU). The sensor signal is used by the ECU to control the ignition and fuel injection timing. The information from the TPS is critical for proper start up and smooth throttle response. When used in a 'drive by wire' system, the TPS is usually duplex in design (dual output signals) for sensor signal redundancy. Active Sensors offer a number of 'motorsport ready' sensor solutions for throttle position measurement.

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

Rotary potentiometers - high performance

The RP200 series of 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. They are available with a choice of electrical angles and mounting options.

AC/AC LVDT position sensors

AC/AC LVDT sensors for automotive 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").

Linear potentiometers - high performance

The MLS series of potentiometers has a twin element conductive track design which provides an unparalleled noise free long life sensor. The MLS sensor has excellent resistance to vibration and shock and is fitted with high temperature fire and chemical resistant signal cabling. Sealed to IP66, they are available with a range of case diameters and stroke lengths from 10mm to 500mm (0.4" to 20").

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 - 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.

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!