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.

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

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/DC LVDT position sensors

AC/DC 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").

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.

Design capability

If you are an OEM and wish to discuss product options or Active Sensors design capabilities, please contact our specialist sales team:, 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!