Airtex debuts non-contact throttle position sensors
Airtex Engine Management has introduced a line of advanced non-contact-design throttle position sensors that eliminate the premature wear and common drivability issues experienced with conventional sensor technology on many automotive models, the company says. The new Airtex throttle position sensors are now available for an array of mid-1980s through 2007 Dodge, Ford, General Motors and Mazda applications.
Conventional original equipment and replacement throttle position sensors feature metal contact “fingers” that sweep across a printed resistor board. Repetitive motion and vehicle vibration can cause these fingers to wear holes in the board, causing engine hesitation and other potential drivability issues.
The new Airtex sensors utilize advanced Hall Effect integrated circuitry that eliminates wear-intensive contact with the circuit board. This technology until now has not been widely available in the aftermarket, in spite of its significant advantages over conventional throttle position sensor designs, notes Airtex.
For more information regarding Airtex sensors and other leading vehicle electronics solutions, please contact your Airtex Engine Management provider or UCI International sales representative, or write to: Marketing, Airtex Engine Management, 26 S. Brooke Street, Fond du Lac, Wis. 54935.