Bootstrap Accumulator Position Sensor

Bootstrap Accumulator Position Sensor

Custom position sensor developed to monitor the linear displacement of a suspension ‘bootstrap’ accumulator on a Formula 1 race car.

Mounted to the exterior of the accumulator, the sensor monitors 90mm linear travel of the piston through the aluminium accumulator wall and across a total 35mm measurement gap.

The application was subject to extremes of temperature and vibration, so the product body was manufactured in Peak material.

As with most Formula 1 projects that we undertake, the delivery timescale requirements were very tight. Time from initial brief to product delivery was just 3 weeks.

  • 90mm linear measurement range
  • F1 suspension system ‘bootstrap’ accumulator
  • Delivery in 3 weeks
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Measurement Type

Sensing Range



12 bit