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Made for harsh environments: Variohm EuroSensor leads the way for motorsport sensors

Subjected to large temperature extremes, elevated shock and vibration levels as well as exposure to dirt, oil and corrosive fluids, sensors used in the motorsports industry for monitoring position, pressure and temperature see some of the harshest conditions imaginable for instrumentation measurement tasks.

Variohm’s EGT exhaust sensor and various Infra-Red temperature sensors. Image Credit: Variohm EuroSensor

As technology advances and motorsport data acquisition becomes progressively more sophisticated, the industry continues to challenge manufacturers like Variohm EuroSensor for sensor advances that will help deliver the dynamic improvements that race teams require to optimise car and driver performance. Such improvements include but are not restricted to increased sensor precision, resilience to drift over time and temperature with near-perfect measurement linearity and repeatability - and of course the upmost reliability and long-lifetime endurance for the incredibly harsh track test and race conditions

Variohm’s range of premium quality EGT series type K thermocouple exhaust gas temperature probes, supplied by its distribution partner ZIP, are widely used in motorsports. A wide temperature range from -100° C to +1300° C and compatibility with the corrosive fuel exhaust gases used in the industry safeguard high reliability whilst a choice of probe diameters and mounting hardware assure installation flexibility. Variohm’s Infra-Red technology tyre temperature sensors include single- and multi-channel versions with temperature ranges from -20° C to +200° C. With +/- 1% typical full-scale accuracy and a measuring distance offset up to 400 mm, these sensors are built for the harsh conditions encountered in motorsports.

Variohm also includes Hall Effect speed sensors in its motorsports product range. Variohm’s own Euro-WS series and the VR09 by Texense offer 20 kHz sample rate with mounting flexibility for convenient installation. Also, from Texense and fully supported by Variohm motorsports technical sales team, a range of gyroscopes, accelerometers and a 6-axis inertial sensor with integrated signal conditioning find applications with professional race teams where comprehensive dynamic vehicle behaviour can be interpreted and analysed.

Variohm EuroSensor is a UK and European based sensor designer and manufacturer, and a distribution partner for leading sensor component suppliers for linear and rotary position, load, force, vibration and temperature measurement. With its own production and assembly capability, the sensor specialist provider supplies motorsport rated sensor solutions to F1, A1GP, WTCC, GP2, Champ, Nascar, ALMS, Superbike, and many other series. For further information visit www.variohm.com, email [email protected] or call + 44 (0)1327 351 004.

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