Hitachi Metals America

Hitachi Metals is developing and manufacturing a magnetic sensor utilizing magnetic recording head technologies. Magneto-resistive (MR) and giant magneto-resistive (GMR) sensors offer high magnetic sensitivity for a wide variety of markets, such as rotary and linear magnetic encoders.

Key Features of our Magnetic Encoders

Demonstrates a much higher level of magnetic sensitivity than MR sensors
Surface-mounted sensors appropriate for miniaturization
Operates in severe environments within a wide range of temperatures

MR/GMR Encoder Sensors for Wind Power Energy


The market is growing for Wind Power Energy as a renewable energy source. A most effective transformation from wind into electric power generation needs to control direction and speed of turbine in the wind power system.

Customized Hitachi Metals MR / GMR encoder sensors are well defined to meet these requirements.

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