Electro Motive (EMD) is a global provider of diesel power engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation. The company used linear encoders near the ball screws, contamination of the linear optical encoder from lubricant oil and coolant ingress becoming a constant problem. The Sensata | Newall team presented the attributes of Sensata | Newall’s electromagnetic inductive technology and the advantages vs. optical glass and tape technology, which convinced the EDM team that inductive technology was the way to go for these machines.