X106 Linear Inductive Position Sensor

Made of stainless steel with an inert fluoropolymer-sheathed probe

About the X106 Linear Inductive Position Sensor

Our intrinsically safe X106 LIPS (Linear Inductive Position Sensor) incorporates electronics system EX07 which is ATEX approved for use in potentially explosive gas/vapour atmospheres. The X106 is designed for demanding hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder position feedback applications where service life, environmental resistance and cost are important and is ideal for OEMs seeking good sensor performance for arduous applications in hazardous areas.

Overall performance, repeatability and stability are outstanding over a wide temperature range. The unit is highly compact and space-efficient, being responsive along almost its entire length. It provides a linear output proportional to displacement, each unit is supplied with the output calibrated to the travel required by the customer, from 5 to 800mm and with full EMC protection built in.

The X106 is very rugged, being made of stainless steel with an inert fluoropolymer-sheathed probe with the option of either an aluminium or stainless steel target tube. The probe and target are easy to install, as is the electronics module which has a range of mounting options. Environmental sealing is to IP65 or IP67 depending on selected cable or connector options.

Features X106 - Internally mounted cylinder sensor with external electronics

  • Non-contacting inductive technology to eliminate wear
  • Intrinsically safe for Gas to: Ex II 1G
  • Travel set to customer’s requirement
  • High durability and reliabilty
  • High accuracy and stability
  • Sealing to IP65/IP67 as required

As a leading supplier of linear, rotary, tilt and intrinsically safe position sensors, Althen has the expertise to supply a sensor to suit a wide variety of applications.


Measurement range
Up to 800mm
Independent linearity
±0.25% to ±0.5%
0.5 - 4.5VDC
Frequency response
IP65 or IP67
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