Our technology

For nearly a quarter of a century Active Sensors has maintained and demonstrated the appropriate technical knowledge and skills necessary to achieve international success in high technology manufacturing. We use these skills when planning, designing and implementing precision sensor solutions for customer-engineered programs. We have demonstrated an understanding of measurement technologies and the impact of these on our business strategy. We have the ability to find suitable resources both inside and outside our organisation in order to achieve the best technical solutions for customer projects.

Sensing technologies

  • Linear position (Linear Variable Differential Transformer)
  • Rotary position (Rotary Variable Differential Transformer)
  • Hall Effect transducers (Linear and rotary techniques)
  • Speed sensing (Hall Effect and inductive types)
  • Conductive plastic (Potentiometer & precious metals)
  • Proximity (inductive and capacitive)
  • Force (Strain gauge and LVDT)

Research & development

  • Sensor element manufacture
  • Rapid prototyping projects
  • Electronic circuit design & layout
  • Electrical principle analysis
  • Exotic material integration

Design

  • Specialist production tooling
  • Special production machinery
  • Design & development software
  • Custom design & packaging

Manufacturing

  • Electrical & mechanical assembly
  • Surface mount technology
  • Automated production systems
  • PC and PLC programming
  • Thick film screening and curing
  • Brazing and soldering
  • Epoxy encapsulation
  • Precision coil winding
  • TIG & resistive welding
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Machining: milling, turning, grinding, etching, and lapping

Product validation

  • ISO9001:2008 accredited
  • 100% sub-assembly and final assembly inspection
  • Sensor reliability reports
  • Special test & inspection software
  • Mechanical testing rigs
  • Environmental testing capabilities
  • Failure analysis reporting

Continuous Improvement

  • Sensor performance analysis
  • Productivity and quality initiatives
  • Cost reduction analysis