NewTek Radiation Resistant LVDTs

June 14, 2019

NewTek introduced a new line of Radiation Resistant LVDTs that provide critical position measurements in autoclaves, particle accelerators, nuclear power plants, submarines, spacecraft and other applications with radiation exposure. Constructed of radiation-tolerant and hardened materials, these AC-operated linear position sensors continuously operate in demanding radiation environments without failure or decay. Units are rated to withstand as much as 100 MRad total integrated flux and have been successfully tested for high levels of radiation exposure.

The most common applications for NewTek Radiation Resistant LVDTs include measuring the position of nuclear fuel rods, control rods, steam and control valves in nuclear power plants, missile fins, submarine valves and fins, as well as actuators and components of objects in space.

NewTek offers radiation resistant options on most standard and semi-custom AC-operated LVDTs and on position sensors with temperature ratings from cryogenic to 500°C. Hermetically-sealed versions of its units also are available. Without any internal electronic circuity, linear position sensors operate in irradiated areas where radiation values can exceed limits of DC-operate sensors with internal electronics. Associated signal conditioning electronics can remain safe in a shielded location.

NewTek Radiation Resistant Position Sensors feature high resolution, repeatability, shock and vibration resistance as well as high Mean Time Between Failures.