New Diaphragm-Operated Pressure Switches For Tough Environments

For operation in tough environments, Sigma-Netics Inc. has added two diaphragm-operated options to its portfolio of ruggedized pressure switches. Similar products were only previously available in piston-based operations. The new 745 and 785 series of pressure switches are designed for low-pressure, high-sensitivity applications, including off-road or industrial OEM equipment, train braking systems, compactors, compressors and

New MH-3 Pressure Transmitter for Mobile Working Machines

Determining problems and errors in the field just got easier with the new WIKA MH-3 pressure transmitter for mobile working machines. WIKA Instrument, LP captures the latest pressure sensor technology with the addition of the diagnostic function in the new MH-3 pressure transmitter. The MH-3 builds on the features of the MH-2, introducing signal clamping

Hoffmann + Krippner provides custom, pressure-resistant sensors for hydraulic valves

In cooperation with the German manufacturer INELTA, Hoffmann + Krippner now offers a family of robust and customer-specific hydraulic valve position sensing solutions used in a wide range of industries such as oil & gas, power generation or wherever a precise valve position in hydraulic applications is required. The LVDT sensors are fitted into existing

How to monitor liquid inside tanks

Monitoring the level of liquid can be accomplished through the use of a pressure transducer. The density of the liquid and its height create pressure on the diaphragm of the transducer to generate an accurate level measurement. Generally, pressure transducers can be used for level measurement from 10 inches of water column, up to 10,000

Alicat Develops First Bidirectional Flow and Pressure Controller

Alicat Scientific, Inc.’s new MCD-Series Bidirectional Mass Flow and Pressure Controllers precisely and rapidly control mass flow rate, volumetric flow rate and absolute pressure of gases in two flow directions. This flexible dual-valve design is the first of its kind, allowing researchers to replace multiple dedicated instruments and make rapid changes to experimental setups. Alicat

Sensor Converts Mechanical Pressure to Optical Signals

Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, the researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a sensor device that converts mechanical pressure – from a signature or a fingerprint – directly into light signals that can be captured and processed optically. The sensor device could provide an artificial sense of touch, offering sensitivity comparable to

Honeywell Rolls Out New Model S Series Subminiature Pressure Transducers

Featuring 1% accuracy, Honeywell Sensing and Control’s Model S Series of subminiature pressure transducers fit into tight spaces with little clearance, and accurately measure pressure ranges from 100 psi to 15000 psi. These rugged transducers are designed to handle high pressure and temperatures, with a high natural frequency and flush diaphragm for applications such as

Choosing the Right Sensors for Industrial Applications

Industrial sensing applications require special design considerations to address technical challenges. One of the main criteria that a user has to consider is the choice of technology used for the sensor. However, this is just the start. By watching this 1-hour webinar, you will gain a better understanding of the key factors necessary to make

Hammer Union Pressure Transmitters Receive ATEX and IECEx Certification

Hammer Union pressure transducers from Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) are now ATEX (II 1G Ex ia IIB T4 Ga) and IECEx (EX ia IIB T4 Ga) certified for use in hazardous and explosive areas throughout the world. They are engineered for use with highly abrasive and corrosive media, and are specifically designed to provide

OMEGA Introduces General Purpose Digital Pressure Gauge

Omega introduces its new series of all stainless steel general purpose digital pressure gauges. The DPG8001 series features a 5 digit LCD display with large digits, 20 segment bar graph display, user-selectable engineering units, min/max readings, tare function standard and is environmentally protected to NEMA 4X (IP65). Ideal for chemical, automotive and petrochemical industries. Applications

Industrial Pressure Transmitter PX5100 Series

Omega introduces its new PX5100 series of rangeable industrial pressure transmitters. The CE compliant, compact transmitter features a backlit display for easy reading, all stainless steel wetted parts, high life cycles, program lock function, quick ranging with internal push-buttons, a backlit display (rotates in 90 degree increments to fit the location) for easy reading. The

Understanding Accuracy and Precision for MEMS Pressure Sensors

By Tim Shotter, Director–New Products, All Sensors The terms accuracy and precision are frequently used interchangeably, especially in promotional literature for sensor products. Yet, as any good mathematician would tell you, there are obvious differences between the two specifications. Figure 1 shows the statistical distribution for precision versus the proximity to an actual, target or

Rangeable Industrial Pressure Transmitters from Omega

Omega introduces its new PX5100 series of rangeable industrial pressure transmitters. The CE compliant, compact transmitter features a backlit display for easy reading, all stainless steel wetted parts, high life cycles, program lock function, quick ranging with internal push-buttons, a backlit display (rotates in 90 degree increments to fit the location) for easy reading. The

Choosing the Right Sensor for Measuring High Pressure

High pressure sensing applications require a variety of design considerations to address the technical challenges that pressure of 500 psi and more can impose on the sensor. One of the main differentiating choices that a supplier has to consider is the technology used to detect pressure variations. However, this is just the start. By attending

AutomationDirect adds Stainless Steel and Air Differential Pressure Transmitters

The ProSense SPT25 pressure transmitter series is engineered to meet many industrial, commercial and OEM pressure measurement applications. Compatible with many different media sensing applications, the all stainless steel welded thin film sensing element provides very fast response time. With a pressure sensing range from vacuum to 5,000 psi, transmitters are designed to resist vibration,

Combination Sensors Offer Output at One Process Point

The Model AST20PT stainless steel media isolated pressure/temperature sensor and Model AST46PT explosion-proof pressure temperature transmitter suit low-power systems as both a pressure and temperature reading are generated with the power consumption of one sensor. Both units operate with a microprocessor in a single-body design and offer high accuracy pressure and temperature measurements of +/-0.1%

Intelligent Indicators

The MLX loop powered indicator incorporates the LCD from the Yokogawa EJX pressure transmitter into a NEMA 4X aluminum housing. The device meets Factory Mutual or FM Explosion Proof requirements. These units are used in hazardous locations as well as other industries where a rugged, weatherproof enclosure is needed. The MLX contains a six digit

Heavy Duty Transducers

The PX2 Series heavy-duty pressure transducer resists moderately harsh media such as refrigerants, brake and hydraulic fluids, engine oil, tap water, and compressed air. It monitors performance and efficiency in a range of industrial applications including factory automation, pneumatics, valves, pumps, packaging/laminating equipment. It uses piezoresistive sensing technology with ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) signal

Digital Differential Pressure Sensors from Sensirion

Sensirion recently launched new differential pressure sensors in the SDP600 series. The new SDP6x6 sensor line features especially low energy consumption, making it suitable for long-term battery operation. The SDP606 and SDP616 sen-sors are designed to enter sleep mode after performing each measurement. They wake up when a “measure” command is received and enter sleep

Monitor Pressure in Real Time

The SAFE LINK wireless pressure and clamp position monitoring system for palletized fixtures is a wireless system that monitors fixture pressure and clamp position in real time, even as parts are being machined. The system can also verify that the operator has properly pressurized the fixture before it is sent inside the machining center. If

Modular Air Preparation Units

The MS9 size unit has a 1 in. (25.4 mm) port capable of 600% higher flow rate than the smaller units in the series. It combines all of the standard functions of air preparation into one product series: pressure regulators, on/off and soft-start valves, filters, dryers, sensors, and lubricators. The series includes function modules with

Digital Differential Pressure Sensors with Very Low Measurement Ranges

Sensirion has recently launched two versions of its differential pressure sensors within the SDP600 series. The sensors SDP6x0-125Pa and SDP6x0-25Pa feature particularly low measurement ranges of -125 to +125 Pa and -25 to +25 Pa, respectively. Due to their better resolution, the products have improved zero point accuracy of 0.1 Pa. In addition, zero point

Sensors Advance Medical and Healthcare Applications

By Randy Frank, Contributing Editor There is no doubt that medical and healthcare applications represent major opportunities for electronic equipment manufacturers and their sensor suppliers. The applications include hospital and clinics, doctors’ offices, remote wireless healthcare, and portable personal area network (PAN) diagnostics and monitoring. ABI Research projects the market for wearable wireless sensors to

Honeywell Expands Its TruStability® Platform With Board Mount Ultra-Low Pressure Sensors

Honeywell continues to expand its TruStability® Board Mount Pressure Sensor platform with a Ultra-Low Pressure Sensor that provides industry-leading long term stability, Total Error Band (TEB), accuracy, flexibility, and high burst and working pressures. The TruStability® Ultra-Low Pressure Sensors HSC (High Accuracy Silicon Ceramic) Series and SSC (Standard Accuracy Silicon Ceramic) Series use new Honeywell

Honeywell TruStability® NCS Series

Honeywell introduced the Honeywell TruStability® NCS Series, Uncompensated/Unamplified Board Mount Pressure Sensors. The TruStability® NSC Series offers customers the flexibility of self-calibration, combined with industry-leading stability, accuracy and repeatability, making these sensors ideal for precise and efficient performance in a variety of potential industrial and medical applications. The TruStability® NSC Series offers a ratiometric analog