Originally designed for the ACO Le Mans Racing Series, the oil catch tank sensor is based upon Gill’s proven capacitive level sensor technology.
Because of the length of an endurance race, the ACO had to be confident that the sensor would remain accurate, reliable and repeatable over the course of the race and provide a continuous analogue output relative to the level of oil within the catch tank. This is important as the sensor was introduced to prevent overfilling which leads to spillage and unsafe racing.
Weighing just 90 grams with two 3mm diameter mounting holes for simple installation, the sensor built on the success of the pit-tank level sensors installed in refuelling rigs for the Le Mans 24 Hours race.
Gill Sensors & Controls have designed and built a wide variety of custom liquid level sensors to specific customer requirements, for applications ranging from unmanned aerial vehicles to high performance race cars.