KA Sensors Products and Services Brochure 2015
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(1st Jul 2015)

Please take a moment to review the highlights of the eight key product areas that KA Sensors produces sensors for.

Full datasheets are available for a majority of sensors on this website, please use the navigation above or the innovative KAlculator keys on the main home page image.

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KR22 Rotary Potentiometer
Lightweight Rugged Rotary Position Sensor Set for Release
(28th Oct 2014)

The KR22 series of rotary potentiometers are designed to withstand the harsh environments of motorsport applications and automotive testing applications.

Using proven ‘conductive plastic’ technology, the sensors offer high performance and reliability at temperatures up to +175°C.

With a small and lightweight 22.5mm diameter body these are ideal for many applications within both motorsport and automotive testing and development programs.

Available in either single (3 wire) or dual (6 wire) outputs.  The modular design allows for various mounting arrangements for the sensor and also importantly the different shaft/drive types.


The KIR16X4 infra-red tyre temperature sensor
The KIR16X4 infra-red tyre temperature sensor
(24th Oct 2014)
The KIR16X4 infra-red tyre temperature sensor provides race engineers with a matrix of 16 x 4 independent temperature points across a tyre.
It’s a very small lightweight sensor that has a CAN bus 1Mb output for direct connection to most modern data loggers.
User selectable modes offer a range of functions including CAN ID, bandwidth and distance to target. The modes can be selected either over CAN bus or via an Android Configuration App.
The KIR4 Series of miniature infrared temperature sensors
The KIR4 Series of miniature infrared temperature sensors
(20th Oct 2014)
Typically used for tyre research study, the sensor can be used to measure most surfaces found in a vehicle.
The sensing element offers a linear voltage output. A calibration data sheet is supplied with each sensor and can be installed into most common ECUs and data logging systems.
Construction is PEEK, a high temperature resistant material which protects the sensor from sur-rounding heat soak. Standard motorsports cable and sleeve used to protect from the harsh envi-ronments around the vehicle.
ASH High Endurance Pressure Transducer / Sensor
ASH High Endurance Pressure Transducer
(18th Oct 2014)

The ASH Series of high performance pressure transducers have been designed for extreme endurance and high temperature installations in motorsport and automotive applications.

These are ideal for high precision data acquisition or control systems. The transducers can be installed directly onto vehicles or as part of a test stand or dyno.

The transducers offer a high level of reliability and endurance, they are protected against the high vibration, shock and high temperatures found in motorsport. Continuous operation up to 150°C allows for installation in hot zones.

The modular construction and programmable amplifier provide a fast delivery time for standard and custom configurations.   Pressure ranges offered between 1 to 400 bar absolute or sealed gauge reference.


Laser Ride Height Sensor
RHL3 Laser Ride Height Sensor
(14th Oct 2014)

Supplied in two standard measurement ranges of 200mm (60-260mm) or 500mm (200-700mm), the RHL3 is ideal for use on all types of vehicle including Formula Cars, NASCAR, Touring, Indy Cars, GT, LMP, Rally, Off Road, Karts and more.

The measurement rate of 750Hz and linearity between 0.2 to 0.5% ensures a fast and accurate recording of real time car data.

The supply voltage is a common 11-30V which is readily available on most data logging systems and the analogue voltage output is 1-5V.

Construction is ruggedised against high vibration and temperature. An anodised aluminium case has a choice of electrical connection. Either Deutsch connector or a low profile cable exit can be selected. The glass lens can be replaced easily in the event of damage.

Model RHL3 can also be used for other non-contact displacement measurements such as: Wing deflection, Chassis distortion, Bodywork deflection, Suspension setup.

Bike Magazine Performance Test
Bike Magazine Performance Test
(2nd Oct 2014)

Semi-active: magic carpet or myth?

In a world first, Bike puts Aprilia’s and Ducati’s semi active and standard suspension through a battery of scientific tests to find out if it works, and which is best.

Rage - Hub Centric Steering for Sports Bike
Rage - Hub Centric Steering for Sports Bike
(1st Oct 2014)

Having moved off the drawing board this is now the second stage of the project, essentially a test bike has been built to prove the theoretical models.

With a  fairy conservative 1098s engine (160bhp )  being used as the development engine, allowing the continued development of the hub centric steered chassis. The ultimate desire is to have a 190 to  210bhp engine to be fitted for full competition use.

The leading edge project is being run by Alto Performance