Capacitive Air Gap Sensor

Capacitive Air Gap Sensors for Continuous On-line Air Gap Monitoring

Product Overview

Capacitive Air Gap Sensors measure the distance between the rotor and stator in hydroelectric generators to avoid reduced efficiency or damage caused by off-center or out-of-round conditions.

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Assists with the Following Type of Monitoring

Online monitoring of the air gap with Iris Power Capacitive Gap Sensors (CGS) can provide important information about the generator condition by measuring the distance between the rotor and the stator winding.  Monitoring allows air gap issues to be identified and corrected before an in service failure can occur.

Product Details


  • Capacitive Sensor Technology
  • Output directly proportional to the air gap distance (pole profile)
  • Easy to install and no special calibration needed
  • Low Profile (3 types)
  • High Temperature Stability
  • Immune to magnetic fields, dust, oil, EMI, RFI
  • The air gap sensor comes in a kit with a signal conditioner, junction box and mounting epoxy


Three types available:


  • 135 x 32 x 1.7 mm
  • maximum sensor distance from top of core –  0.5 m (1.6 ft)
  • Recommended range for nominal air gap – 5 mm to 12 mm


  • 230 x 32 x  1.7 mm
  • maximum sensor distance from top of core –  1 m (3.2 ft)
  • Recommended range for nominal air gap – 12 mm to 22 mm


  • 250 x 40 x  1.7 mm
  • maximum sensor distance from top of core –  1 m (3.2 ft)
  • Recommended range for nominal air gap – 22 mm to 47 mm

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