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Bosch Motorsport

Sensors

No victory without high precision information. Sensors from Bosch Motorsport measure those. Whether rotational speed, temperatures, pressure or other physical quantities: here you will find the ideal sensor for your project. Proven millions of times and adjusted to the special requirements in motorsport.

120 different sensors

Did you know that Bosch Motorsport offers 120 different sensors for almost all race series?

Sensors overview

Have a look at our versatile sensor product range.

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Linear Position Sensors
Knock Sensors
Pressure Sensors Air
Vehicle Dynamics Sensors
Temperature Sensors
Lambda Sensors
Pressure Sensors Fluid
Speed Sensors
Rotary Position Sensors
Pressure Sensors Combined
Thermocouple Probes
Gear Shift Sensor
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Linear Position Sensors

Our linear position sensors are designed
to measure the relative position of two points, e.g. the gear position, throttle position or suspension movement.
Their operating mode is based on the linear tape potentiometer principle where the distance travelled between the moving end to the slider is proportional to the resistance between them.
The advantage of these sensors is the precise and compact design with an anodized aluminum cylindrical housing, low power consumption and infinite resolution.

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Knock Sensors

A knock sensor is used for detecting structural born vibrations in spark ignition engines due to uncontrolled combustion. It is suitable for operation in extreme conditions.
Due to the inertia of the seismic mass, the sensor moves in correlation to the engine block vibration; this motion results in a compressive force which is converted into a voltage signal via a piezoceramic sensor element. As a result, upper and lower voltage thresholds can be defined directly correlating to an acceleration magnitude. The main benefits of this sensor are its robust mechanical design, compact housing and precise determination of structure-related noise. The small packaging is accomplished by integrating the connector directly to the sensor.

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Pressure Sensors Air

These sensors are designed to measure absolute air-pressure, especially the air box pressure of gasoline or Diesel engines.
An integrated circuit combines a piezo-resistive sensor element and an electronic for signal-amplification and temperature compensation. The output of the sensors is an analog, ratio metric signal.

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Vehicle Dynamics Sensors

These kind of sensors were designed to measure the physical effects of rotational and linear acceleration. In order to achieve this, the acceleration sensor includes MEMS measuring elements connected to an appropriate integrated circuit.
A rotational acceleration around the integrated sensing elements generates a Coriolis force which changes the internal capacity of the micro machined sensing parts.
Furthermore, a pure surface micro machined element is used to measure the vehicle linear acceleration in all 3 axis. This combination of rotational and linear acceleration sensors enables a precise measurement of the vehicle dynamics.
The main feature and benefit of this sensor is the combination of 3 linear and 2 rotational accelerometers and its high speed 1 Mbaud CAN-signal output.

Temperature Sensors

Temperature Sensors

Temperature sensors are designed to measure temperatures of oil, water, fuel or air. This signal is used as a control value for engine control units or as a measurement value which is logged in a data acquisition system.
The NTC-sensing element has a negative temperature coefficient. This means, that with increasing temperature the conductivity rises and the resistance decreases.

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Lambda Sensors

Lambda sensors are designed to measure the proportion of oxygen in exhaust gases of automotive engines (gasoline or Diesel).
The wide band lambda sensor is a planar ZrO2
dual cell limiting current sensor with integrated heater. Its monotonic output signal in the range of lambda 0.65 to air makes it capable of being used as a universal sensor for lambda 1 measurement as well as for other lambda ranges. The connector module contains a trimming resistor, which defines the characteristic of the sensor.
The main benefit of our Lambda Sensors is the robust design combined with the high Bosch production quality standard.

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Pressure Sensors Fluid

These sensors are designed to measure the absolute or relative pressure of various kinds of media e.g. Diesel, gasoline, water, engine oil, transmission oil or air.
The sensors use stainless steel measuring cells with piezo-resistive measuring bridges in thin layer technique. These are hermetically welded together with stainless steel pressure ports. This guarantees a complete media compatibility.
The main benefit of these sensors is the high quality of a production part at a low price.

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Speed Sensors

Our speed sensors are either working inductive or according to the Hall principle. They acquire the rotational speed of wheels, camshafts, crankshafts and turbochargers.

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Rotary Position Sensors

Circular motions are measured with rotary position sensors. They typically measure the rotary motion of throttle angle, spring travel, gearbox position or steering angle.

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Pressure Sensors Combined

Our combined pressure sensors not only measure the air pressure, but also the temperature of the surrounding medium. Therefore one component less is needed and valuable weight saved.

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Thermocouple Probes

These sensors are designed to measure exhaust gas temperatures up to 1,300°C.
Thermocouples are temperature sensors that supply a temperature corresponding voltage without any additional external energy source.
The thermocouple probe has a metal mantle that includes two isolated inner wires made of thermo material NiCr-Ni Type K.

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Gear Shift Sensor

This sensor is designed to measure force relative to gear shifting in order to control the engine operation allowing the driver to maintain no-lift-shift/full throttle during shifting (up and down).
A circuit of precise resistors and an integrated amplifier supply a force dependent output voltage signal. As soon as this signal exceeds a certain threshold value in the ECU, the ignition and injection can be adjusted automatically according to the individual ECU application.
The main feature and benefit of this sensor is the combination of high quality production part and robust design with metal housing and motorsport spec connection. Furthermore this sensor has a dual way functionality.

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Linear Position Sensors
knock sensors
Knock Sensors
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Pressure Sensors Air
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Vehicle Dynamics Sensors
Temperature Sensors
Temperature Sensors
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Lambda Sensors
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Pressure Sensors Fluid
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Speed Sensors
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Rotary Position Sensors
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Pressure Sensors Combined
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Thermocouple Probes
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Gear Shift Sensor

Customer benefits

Highly precise

The more accurate the information, the higher the chance to win.

Individual

Extraordinary projects need extraordinary solutions. We have them.

Robust

We build to keep it in the race. And this since years.