PCB Piezotronics, Inc. of MTS Systems Corp. now sells an exceptionally small ICP piezoelectric pressure sensor with integral lead wires.
The Model 105C pressure sensor is as robust as PCB’s larger sensors but compact enough to fit into small spaces or areas with tight clearances. The small size and stiffness of a quartz-sensing element yields a very high resonant frequency (> 250 kHz) for high quality measurements where other piezoelectric pressure sensors cannot fit or survive.
The overall length was reduced by 48% over models with connectors … so it installs into strategic locations where unsteady pressure fluctuations and cavitation occur. For example, around impellers, propellers, or fluid jets. Providing dynamic measurement from full vacuum to 100 psi (690 kPa), it also has applications in wind tunnels with proper thermal protection. Additional applications include ship propellers and control surfaces; airplane and spacecraft scale modeling; hydraulic and fluid media controls.
PCB Piezotronics is a designer and manufacturer of microphones, vibration, pressure, force, torque, load, and strain sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP technology used by design engineers and predictive maintenance professionals worldwide for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications, and more. For more information, visit www.mts.com.