Sensors for Transmission Applications

Gear sensors increase performance efficiency and reduce emissions

The function and flexibility of modern gearboxes require sensors which, by short response times and high accuracies, contribute to optimising driving comfort while at the same time reducing fuel consumption. Besides a wide range of robust sensors with a multitude of applications in gearboxes, we offer position sensors with multi-functional design as well as innovative sensor clusters for gathering pressure and temperature.

Temperature Sensors for Transmission Applications

Intelligent sensor concepts for fast and precise temperature detection also in demanding applications
Temperature sensors by KYOCERA AVX are reliable, fast and precise in liquid and gaseous media such as water, oil, fuel, intake air and charge air.
With more than 15 years of experience in developing and producing temperature sensors we are well positioned as partners to wellknown OEMs and Tier 1 / 2 suppliers in the automotive industry.

Technologies and special features
Housing: plastic, metal (brass), steel
Technology: NTC, PT, thermocouples, semiconductor

  • Temperature range -40 °C to +155 °C / +170 °C / +220 °C / +300 °C
    (high temperature up to +1150 °C)
  • Optional programmable electronic interfaces
  • Plug, measuring element, mechanic and electric interface according to customer requirements
  • Low-weight miniature versions due to minimised metal content
  • Long-lasting robustness against vibrations and dust / humidity
  • Thermal decoupling for excellent accuracy of measurement

Application example
Sensors with extremely high compressive strength, 75 bar with O-ring or 300 bar with aluminium gasket Extremely short response time

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Programmable interface available

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Pressure Sensors for Transmission Applications

Last generation pressure sensors are absolutely solid and have excellent long-lived characteristics. They win by their modular-building-concept and can be integrated into customer systems easily
KYOCERA AVX offers a great number of innovative and robust solutions for measuring pressure in different media. Due to flexible configurations, our pressure sensor modules can easily be integrated into customer-specific systems.
Particularly the high requirements in high-performance gearbox applications necessitate permanent monitoring of different media. Cost-optimised solutions with high vibration resistance are in great demand and a wide range of basic technologies enables us to optimally adjust the sensor characteristics to the respective customer application.


  • Ceramic measuring cell
  • Semiconductor measuring cell
  • Pressure range: 0 … 0.5 bar to 0 … 60 bar
  • Temperature range: -40 °C to +125 °C / +150 °C
  • Connectors according to customer specification

Innovative modular-design for an excellent cost-benefit ratio





Sensor assemblies available

Speed Sensors for Transmission Applications

Our engineers understand optimal control means: Higher efficiency, lower emissions and an increase in driving pleasure
In order to handle resources in a responsible way and to protect the environment, it is necessary to measure precisely, even at a low rotational speed, immediately when the engine of a vehicle has been started.
Detecting rotational speeds without loss enables optimal engine control resulting in improved driving characteristics and low emissions.

Special features

  • Working range up to 3 mm
  • Temperature range -40 °C to +160 °C
  • Protection rating up to IP 69
  • Detection of direction

High-precision rotational speed sensor with contactless Hall technology for crankshaft sensors

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Position Sensors for Transmission Applications

A wide range of technology know-how enables positiondetection for versatile applications
KYOCERA AVX has been developing and producing position sensors based on different technologies since 1990. This developments include Autopad® our proprietary contactless inductive technology.
With a large portfolio of patents, KYOCERA AVX is a well-known supplier for large-volume production for car and truck applications. We also have medium- and small-volume production for specialpurpose vehicles and agriculture applications.

Special features

Oil level sensor

Precise capture of oil level, short response time

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Sensor for mechanic detection of the neutral position

Individual solutions are our strength.
Together we will find the best option for your project.

Sensors and controls for the precise and fast response of modern transmissions.

Temperature. Pressure. Level. Quality. Speed. Position. Sensors, Pedals and Control Units from KYOCERA AVX reliably monitor and control customer-specific applications with high accuracy.