Magnetic Sensors for Automotive & Heavy Equipment

How Do Magnetic Sensors Benefit Automotive & Heavy Equipment Applications?

Sensor Solutions magnetic sensors are found in a wide variety of automotive and heavy equipment applications.  We provide OEM sensors, OEM replacement sensors, and sensors for aftermarket automotive performance applications as well as sensors used in Construction Equipment and specialty Heavy Duty vehicles. 

Sensor Solutions Hall Effect Switches and Gear Detection Sensors are used in cam and crankshaft monitoring applications and also provide engine and transmission speed/direction information from a variety of targets within the vehicles' powertrain.

Outside of the power train Gear Detection Sensors provide one or more digital pulsing outputs that are used to track speed and direction of motion, track rotational position of system components, and monitor crane and winch speed in vehicles and construction equipment.

For applications to monitor shaft speed where a gear cannot be accessed, Quadrature Magnet Sensors and Shaft Collar Targets can measure the speed and direction of rotation from the drive shaft or an auxiliary shaft. 

Ferrous Metal Proximity Sensors, Hall Effect Switches, and Analog Hall Effect Sensors are all frequently used in Automotive and Heavy Equipment applications for monitoring alignment, proximity, position, or orientation of moving components in vehicles and specialized Heavy Equipment.

Automotive and Heavy Equipment Applications

What automotive and heavy equipment applications use sensors?

Sensor Solutions Engineers currently provides sensors for a variety of different automotive and industrial vehicle applications. We have designed multiple sensors specifically for monitoring components in the drive train, from the engine through the transmission and more.

We provide sensors to multiple companies for aftermarket high performance kits installed in many different models of cars and can provide Engine Speed Sensors, Crankshaft Sensors, Camshaft Sensors, and specialty sensors for measuring proximity, position or alignment of components.

Other vehicle applications that use our sensors include:

  • Determining shaft and gear overspeed and underspeed conditions
  • Measuring shaft rotational speed and direction
  • Smart Sensors for controlling relay status based on speed and direction of motion
  • Resolving rotational position of shafts and gears
  • Measuring speed and direction of winch shaft
  • Speed and direction of automotive transmission output
  • Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) sensors and magnetic tape
  • Measuring for Defects through the aluminum case of fully assembled transmission assemblies
  • Cam and Crankshaft position sensors
  • Transmission Position Sensors for High Performance vehicles
  • Aftermarket Cam and Crank Shaft Position Sensors
  • Wheel Speed and rotation direction sensing
  • Reverse direction detection in semi trailers
  • Measuring Valve lift height in diesel engines
  • Shaft run out detection
  • Determining fan shut down (motor stall)
  • Detecting the position of pistons through aluminum casings
  • Resolving cable feed in mining and off shore applications
  • Cement mixing drum direction of rotation
  • Counting the distance traveled in a line painter
  • Resolving rotational position of shafts and gears
  • Tamper resistant door closure indication systems

Sensor Products for Automotive Customers:

Which sensors are used for automotive applications?

Current Automotive Applications we provide sensors for include the following:

  • Gear Tooth Sensors and Hall Effect Switches, for crank shaft and cam shaft monitoring (OEM and Aftermarket).
  • Ferrous Metal Proximity Sensors for monitoring shift rod positions for transmission monitoring.
  • Gear Tooth Sensors for monitoring engine RPMs
  • Speed Switch Sensors for monitoring for overspeed or underspeed conditions to prevent operations of PTO driven systems in specialty vehicles
  • Quadrature Magnet Sensors on Concrete Trucks to monitor drum rotation speed and direction.
  • Gear Tooth Sensors for undercarriage mounted input and output shaft speed monitoring.
  • Gear Tooth Sensors and Quadrature Magnet Sensors for monitoring winch feed and direction in cranes
  • Gear Tooth Sensors and Quadrature Magnet Sensors for monitoring rotational position of heavy equipment tools such as buckets and scoops.
  • Gear Tooth Sensors monitoring position of articulating components in heavy equipment
  • Gear Tooth Sensors for monitoring wheel speed in line painting equipment.
  • Gear Tooth Sensors for monitoring suspension travel.

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