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July 01, 2020

How to Thermally Compensate a Sensor

Pressure transducers all have some degree of variation in output caused by changes in temperature. The best way to compensate for such variation is to employ components on the PCBA that respond to temperature. These components can be fixed in value, adjustable like a potentiometer, or feed into a digital circuit.

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June 18, 2020

What is the difference between Capacitance and MEMS?

A variety of pressure sensor designs are available today. Two of the most common sensor types are MEMS and capacitive sensors.

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May 26, 2020

The Difference Between Pressure Transducers and Switches

For referring to variable capacitive sensing technologies, four specific terms are commonly used: pressure transmitters, transducers, sensors, and switches. Capacitance is the detection and measurement of pressure by the change in voltage across a capacitor. The capacitance of sensing technology can be fixed or adjustable and varies dependent on the application. Capacitive sensing technology is highly precise, boasting accuracies of up to ± 0.07% of full scale. This pressure sensing technology is used for applications where a high degree of accuracy is crucial, such as engine test stands and pressure decay leak detection.

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May 07, 2020

What is Thermal Compensation?

Thermal compensation is used to offset sensor performance when efficiency is impacted by fluctuations in temperature. Transducers used for precise testing and measurement applications, such as in engine test stands, undergo thermal compensation. Many transducers used in other critical applications may be thermally compensated. Thermally compensating sensors is crucial as temperature can have a significant impact on performance if not accounted for. This step in manufacturing counteracts the effects from changes in temperature that can influence the accuracy of a transducer's output. Thermal influence the accuracy of a transducer's output. Thermal compensation helps reduce the impact of temperature changes on sensitive components.

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April 30, 2020

Setra's Smallest Sensors for Ventilators

Many companies in today's world are working to help support the urgent need for ventilator manufacturing. For this application, Setra's two smallest pressure sensors can function for OEMs, our Models 210 and 263.

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April 14, 2020

The AXD: Reliability for Refrigeration

In HVAC and refrigeration, pressure sensors monitor pressure changes to indicate when issues arise. Drops in pressure can alert technicians of needed maintenance or larger problems. Within the variety of HVAC applications are also numerous available sensors for every environment. For example, industrial pressure sensors can be used to measure the pressure of fluorocarbon refrigerants, the pressure of chilled water in chiller systems, or the pressure of refrigerant in a refrigeration system.

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April 08, 2020

Industrial Pressure Sensors for Ventilator Safety

Today's world depends heavily on the production of ventilators and the safety of critical environments. However, said safety is not dependent on room pressure monitors alone. High accuracy industrial pressure sensors contribute to production efforts for ventilators.

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April 02, 2020

Calculating Total Error Band for an Industrial Pressure Sensor

When designing a new system or device, there are enough problems to solve without worrying about the reliability of pressure transducers. Choosing a sensor with a low total error band can make designing the system easier.

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March 12, 2020

The AXD: Sturdy Versatility for Specialty Vehicles

Challenging applications like off-highway and specialty vehicles require dependable pressure transducers with the ability to survive a potentially extreme range of environmental and performance requirements including high overpressure conditions, wide operating temperature ranges, and wide humidity and moisture situations. Specialty vehicles can include:

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February 20, 2020

The AXD: Adaptability for Alternative Fuels

Many alternative fuels depend on precise measurements for gage, absolute, or compound pressure. Transducers in some of these applications endure potentially corrosive environments. To keep up with the demands of renewable energy applications, adaptable capacitive sensing technology can measure a variety of pressure types. Alternative fuel applications for the AXD and AXDH sensors are varied and include compression, storage and dispensing systems, hydrogen generators, and hydrogen fuel cell systems used to produce electricity.

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