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Sensor Industries

Sensors are used throughout many industries for various applications. As a sensor designer, manufacturer, and supplier, we supply sensors into a wide variety of industries & their applications.

Different industries will require sensors to have different approvals, protection ratings, ranges and to be different sizes and shapes.

Sensors for The Motorsport Industry

We have provided sensors for Motorsport applications for many years. Some of our products have been specifically designed with this industry in mind.

ELPM – our ELPM is a small linear potentiometer. It is suitable for limited space and is extremely robust with IP67 protection.

Combined Temperature and Pressure Transducers – this is one sensor that can measure both variables, this makes them well suited to applications where space is tight or limited.

You can take a look at all of our Motorsport sensors on our website, we have a range of;

  • Linear position sensors
  • Rotary position sensors
  • Pressure sensors
  • Combine pressure and temperature sensors
  • Infrared temperature sensors
  • Laser sensors
  • Acceleration sensors
  • Speed sensors
  • Gear shift sensor displays

Within motorsport, sensors can be used for applications including, oil, fuel & brake pressure, temperature, ride height, throttle control, gear shift and many more.

Our motorsport products are reliable, rugged, and accurate which are of high importance in this demanding industry. They are compact, making them well suited for their environment. We can offer stock products as well as customisable solutions so make sure you contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sensors for Automotive and Mobile Vehicle

Automotive and mobile vehicle refers to many different types of transportation and heavy-duty vehicles. Sensors can be used for applications that include; steering and positioning systems, telescopic boom extension, vehicle hydraulics, fuel pressure, water pressure, oil pressure, onboard weighing, suspension and many more.

Some products which we have supplied for automotive and mobile vehicle are;

  • Load cells
  • Linear position sensors
  • Non-contacting rotary position sensors
  • Temperature sensors.

Sensors for the Aerospace Industry

Aerospace is another industry that uses a wide range of sensors. As with many industries, sensors used within this industry must be rugged and highly reliable.

Applications within aerospace can include areas on the aircraft as well as areas in research and testing facilities which are equally important to the safety and well being of passengers.

Some products which are used within this industry are;

  • Position sensors
  • Pressure sensors
  • Load, strain, and force cells
  • Temperature sensors

Some applications include hydraulic system pressure measurement, cabin pressure and temperature, braking systems, actuation systems, flight controls and more.

Sensors for Agriculture

Within agriculture, many of our sensors are used on agricultural machinery. To ensure they are suitable for the harsh environment, sensors used within agriculture must be robust, highly accurate and highly reliable. They often have high IP ratings, a good resistance to shock and vibration as well as a wide operating temperature.

Some applications within agriculture include steering systems, telescopic boom steering, monitoring pressure in fluids, oil, brakes etc. Crop dusting, weeding, optimising crop production and harvesting, smart farming and many others.

Sensors used within agriculture from Variohm are;

  • Cable Extension Transducers
  • Linear Position Sensors
  • Rotary Position Sensors
  • Pressure Sensors
  • Load Cells

Sensors for the Medical Industry

Sensors used within the medical industry must be highly accurate to ensure the safety of the patient is never compromised. They often also must be robust and impervious to chemical cleaning solutions they will encounter.

Some of our products which are used within the medical sector are;

  • Temperature sensors – these are used for patient monitoring as well as within machines and devices.
  • Pressure sensors – these are used on ventilators, oxygen tanks, thermal compression therapy and other medical machinery.
  • Load cells – for sterilising processes
  • Position sensor- for patient positioning in applications such as oncology equipment

As well as the above sensors, we are also able to offer a range of medically approved Footswitches and Hand Controls which come from our sister company Herga Technology. These hold relevant medical approvals and are used for a range of medical devices and machinery as well as medical bed and chair controls.


Sensors for Industrial Environments

Another popular industry for our sensors is the industrial sector. At Variohm, our experience in this industry allows us to offer innovative solutions and our products are top quality and highly reliable.

Sensors from all our product categories have been used within the industrial sector. Something they all have in common is their ability to withstand harsh environments.

  • Pressure transducers
  • Pressure switches
  • Position sensors
  • Load cells
  • Strain gauges
  • Temperature sensors
  • Encoders
  • Combined pressure and temperature sensors

Application examples within this sector include transportation systems, counting applications, bottle filling, HVAC applications, various types of industrial equipment, manufacturing, production lines, sorting applications, heavy duty machinery and many more.  

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is one of the newer industries for sensors. Variohm offers sensors for a variety of renewable applications for example, solar panels and wind turbines. For these types of applications, position sensors and temperature sensors are used.

The Variohm Group can offer products for OEMs and research organisations that are heavily involved in discovering alternative fuel and renewable sources. Our sister company Heason Technology works within this area find out more about them here.

Other Sensor Industries

Sensors are present all around us, some other industries which use sensors from The Variohm Group are;

  • Rail industry
  • Film and television
  • Defence
  • Printing and packaging
  • Simulation
  • Food and drink
  • Waste management

For more information on any of our products or the industries we supply into, please contact us.

Article published on: 27/05/2021