Caterpillar offers a complete line of sensors designed to withstand the most demanding environments. Cat® sensors can operate in harsh conditions and under heavy loads involving extreme temperatures, humidity, severe vibration, shock, thermal cycle, corrosion and excessive dust.
At MacAllister Machinery, we offer Cat sensors to keep your equipment running smoothly with limited downtime. As an authorized Cat dealer for over seven decades, we understand the importance of having quick access to the right parts. Our skilled staff can help you locate the correct sensor to fit your equipment.
Types of Sensors We Offer
Besides keeping sensors in stock at many of our facilities, our convenient Parts.Cat.Com online store contains a full inventory of Cat sensors, from pressure to speed to timing sensors. We have sensors available for all models of Cat equipment, including trucks, generators and more. Cat sensors use top-quality materials and face strict testing to ensure consistent, long-lasting performance.
Liquid Level Sensors
Level sensors monitor the level of liquids in tanks and process systems. One of the most common tasks for these types of sensors is helping operators keep an eye on the fuel level.
Position sensors typically measure the distance a body travels by noting its movement and translating its angular mechanical position to an electrical signal. Some position sensors can also identify an object’s absence or presence. The position sensors Caterpillar offers include options like:
- Medium and heavy-duty rotary sensors.
- Steering wheel positioning sensors.
- Cylinder position sensors.
Pressure sensors measure the amount of pressure in a liquid or gas. Cat equipment uses these sensors in air systems, fuel systems, exhaust after-treatment systems, engine oil systems and other engine-related applications. Some of the specific types we offer are:
- High-pressure pulse width modulation (PWM) sensors.
- Connector pressure sensors.
- Wire-leaded pressure sensors.
Speed and Timing Sensors
Speed and timing sensors, also called crank or crankshaft position sensors, are among the vital parts your equipment’s engine relies on for input. Speed sensors often work by reading the teeth on the crankshaft as it turns to determine its rotation speed. Examples include:
- Low-speed timing sensors.
- High-accuracy timing sensors.
- Hail-effect active speed sensors.
Cat temperature sensors use thermistors and thermocouples to sense temperature in your equipment’s vital operating systems. Temperature sensors are available as thermocouple output, passive resistive output and active PWM outputs. Some specific examples include:
- PWM temperature sensors.
- Passive temperature sensors.
- Active temperature sensors.
- PWM gas exhaust temperature sensors.
- Gas exhaust thermocouples.
Why Buy Cat Sensors From MacAllister Machinery?
MacAllister Machinery has been the most trusted Cat dealer working in Indiana and Michigan’s lower peninsula since 1945. When you work with us, you’ll have some of the industry’s most experienced experts at your side. Our team is ready to do whatever it takes to keep your equipment running smoothly and efficiently.
We offer fast and secure online ordering, multiple drop box locations, flexible delivery options and 24/7 access to our online store.
Explore Our Selection of Cat Sensors Today
Browse our broad inventory of Cat sensors and place your order today for quick shipment. If you need more information or help finding a specific part, contact us online or call us at (317) 545-2151.