Position Sensors Tackle Hostile Environments Upto 538°C

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Position sensors are a common element in modern control systems for an array of applications. One of the important criteria that engineers consider while selecting a sensor is its ability to function in high-temperature environments. Exposure to high temperatures can lead to loss of accuracy or even component failure.

New High-Temperature Linear position sensor for industrial equipment

The new HT-1000 Series of extreme high-temperature Linear Position Sensors from NewTek Sensor Solutions are designed for applications demanding the highest levels of reliability in the rugged environments of industrial equipment such as those found within power plants, engine control systems, and autoclaves.

These AC-operated Linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs) are constructed of special high-temperature materials to withstand temperatures up to 1000°F (538°C).


The HT-1000 LVDTs provide a ratiometric output for reduced thermal error that results in an extremely low thermal sensitivity over a wide temperature range.

In addition to offering linearity of ±0.5% of full range, the sensors are designed to offer unlimited mechanical and electrical life as well as high reliability due to the absence of friction and contact between the core and coil.

The frictionless operation of the linear position sensor combined with the induction function by which it operates, provides for truly infinite resolution, with the only limitation on resolution posed by the readability of the external electronics.

Position sensors feature a through-bore design that makes the core accessible from both ends for better mechanical support and core guidance and facilitates clean-out in dusty or dirty locations.

The sensors are offered in ranges from ± 0.500 inch (± 12.7 mm) to ± 1.0 inch (±25.4 mm).

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In addition to offering a choice of imperial or metric threaded core, the company specifies custom models to fit specific requirements.

Features of the new position sensor:

  • 1000°F operating temperature
  • 1-inch diameter stainless steel housing
  • Ratiometric output for reduced thermal error
  • Linearity ±0.5% of Full Range Typical
  • Through-bore design
  • Choice of imperial or metric threaded core
  • Standard and custom models available

Products are USA-manufactured and available in stock for next day delivery.

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