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Rod Position Sensor

Originally designed to monitor the height and movement of a series of aero struts on a Formula 1 car, the Rod Position Sensor is ideal for applications where a very small change in linear position needs to be monitored. The sensor is designed with a very low height profile and no internal moving parts, detecting up to 8mm of linear movement, with no physical contact between the sensor and the sensed part.

The Rod Position Sensor comprises two parts, the sensor and a separate metallic core pin activator. The sensor measures the linear position of the pin as it enters the bore of the sensor body. Commonly, the activator is formed as part of the existing mechanics for minimum installation overhead.

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  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Position Sensor Range
  • Non-contact
  • No moving sensor parts
  • 8mm precision linear measurement
  • Low height profile
  • Analogue & Digital output
  • Unlimited mechanical life
  • Submersible
Supply voltage +5VDC to +32VDC
Over voltage protection >33VDC
Supply Current <10mA
Reverse polarity protection to -32VDC
Resolution 10 bit over configured range
Sample rate



Analogue Output
Measuring range Linear: ±4mm (configurable)
Voltage output range 0-4.2V
Range accuracy


PWM Output
Measuring range Linear: ±4mm (configurable)
Frequency 250Hz or 1KHz
Serial Output
Data type Asynchronous ASCII data
Switch Output

Switch to GND 32VDC Max, 8mA


Size 14mm x 34.5mm x 63mm (D x W x L)
Mounting 2 x ♦5mm holes on a 50mm pitch
Weight 57.3g
Recommended Activator materials

EN3B Mild steel or similar
Tinned Steel
Others compatible, contact Gill


Protection class IP67
Operational temperature Standard: -40ºC to +85ºC
Optional:  -40ºC to +125ºC
Storage temperature -40ºC to +150ºC
Dither life Infinite
Product Literature




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