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About Gill Position Sensors
Gill Position Sensors use induction technology to detect the position of a metallic target (referred to as the 'activator') which is mounted to or machined into the moving part of the application.
There is no contact between the position sensor and the moving part, providing excellent long-term reliability in harsh environments.
All Gill position sensors are solid-state, fully sealed and suited to harsh environments: high/low temperatures and thermal shock; vibration; shock; dust; grime; salt spray and pressure washing.
We offer a small range of standard position sensors capable of monitoring linear, angular and rotary movement. In addition we can produce prototypes, adaptions and small-batch custom position sensors in rapid timeframes, and have state-of the art production facilities for high-volume OEM supply requirements.
Our customised position sensors can often make use of existing electronics and sub-assemblies, packaged in a custom mechanical housing to match the space envelope and mounting arrangements available. Perfect fit, form and function sensors can be tested by the customer often without high-cost design and engineering programmes.
Non-Contact: Excellent Long-term Reliability
Gill position sensors are true non-contact devices with a constant air gap between the sensor and the moving target. This ensures that no mechanical wear is experienced through use, providing excellent long-term reliability especially in dusty, dirty environments.
High Accuracy Across a Wide Operating Temperature Range
Gill induction technology is very stable across a wide operating temperature range providing repeatable linear data regardless of the operating conditions. Other non-contact position sensor technologies that require a magnet to calculate position (hall-effect for example) can be susceptible to the changing properties of the magnet at higher temperatures.
Fast Response for Accurate Real-time Data
Gill's newest induction position sensor technology is capable of data sampling at 15KHz, allowing the technology to be used in applications where quick transitions need to be monitored (suspension travel, for example).
High Resolution Precision Measurement
The latest position sensor electronics have 12bit resolution, increasing the capability for using the technology in a wide range of long and short stroke applications.
Fully Sealed Sensor Constructions
Gill position sensors are fully sealed and most standard products are suitable for submersion in liquids (including automotive fluids and hot oils). The sensors are protected from ingress of moisture and dust and can be designed for jet-wash compatibility.
Rapid-Turnaround of Low Volume Custom Sensors & Prototypes
With state-of-the-art 4-axis CNC milling and 2-axis CNC lathe in-house manufacturing capabilities; along with comprehensive environmental testing facilities, our design engineers are capable of producing low-volume fully-finished custom sensors, prototypes and proofs of concept in very short timeframes.
In-House OEM High Volume Manufacturing Capabilities
Our modern UK-based manufacturing facilities allow us to produce high-volume position sensors for OEM applications in-house. Gill Sensors has proven experience taking OEM custom position sensor requirements from initial brief and concept stage right through production engineering and manufacture.
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Blade 20 Position Sensor (0.5 - 10V)
Gill Sensors Position Sensing Technology Used to Improve Car Handling Performance in IndyCar Championship
Posted on April 4, 2013
The Blade60 Inductive position sensor by Gill Sensors, UK, has been installed into an ARB lever system to provide accurate real-time positional measurement of the cars’ anti-roll bars to address vehicle handling issues. Gill Sensors’ Blade60 non-contact position sensor has … More »
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