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January 14, 2020

The AXD: Rugged Accuracy for Rail Applications

Railways are essential for countries to function. These systems with massive machines  can transport almost anything and require immense engines to successfully make their trips. Mechanical failures in locomotives can lead to costly delays and potentially dangerous and damaging situations. The control system helps prevent this issue by monitoring and measuring fluid levels to guarantee the engine and related mechanical systems can operate properly. Pressure transducers play a critical role in ensuring all systems operate efficiently and safely.

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January 07, 2020

The Cost of a Failed Sensor

Many industrial applications rely on pressure transducers to efficiently and safely operate and maintain equipment. If a pressure sensor fails, it can cause the entire control system to fail and lead to inoperable equipment or system down time; depending on the type of system, significant damage can occur to the equipment and surrounding environment. For systems experiencing periodic pressure spikes, damage due to a failed pressure sensor can often be prevented if the sensor selection processes considers overpressure resilience.

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December 10, 2019

In Case You Missed It: Setra's AXD Webinar

Recently, Setra hosted a webinar presenting the Model AXD. The Model AXD is the platform for Setra's industrial transducer future. It is the best performing low range and vacuum sensor in this price range on the market.

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December 03, 2019

Comparing the Model 209 and Model AXD

Advancements in technology have created a need for enhanced pressure sensing technology, the next generation of pressure transducers. To meet this new demand, we designed the Model AXD, the updated and improved version of the Model 209. The Model AXD is built leveraging the strength of the 209's variable capacitance sensor paired with a new electronics platform. With enhanced performance through digital signal conditioning and a rugged, laser-welded construction, the Model AXD has the reliability and accuracy necessary for industrial and OEM applications.

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October 24, 2019

Avoiding Transducer Failure with High Overpressure Protection

Heavy-duty equipment for both indoor and outdoor applications typically requires measuring water or liquid pressure to some degree. This equipment endures harsh conditions and a wide range of temperatures which can lead to water freezing inside pressure transducers, particularly when equipment is idle. Common applications where this occurs are:

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September 24, 2019

Off-Highway Vehicles and Test/Measurement

Demanding applications like off-highway vehicles and test/measurement require durable pressure transducers with overpressure capabilities. Without them, projects can come to a standstill if a single pressure transducer fails.

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August 21, 2019

General Industrial

Industrial spaces include an extensive range of environments. As such, the products used in those spaces are diverse, varying from gauge to compound to vacuum pressure measuring tools. Pressure sensing in industrial applications helps to keep systems working productively. Demanding industrial applications can require customizable solutions for any type of pressure measurement.

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April 30, 2019

The Model AXD is now available!

Now available, the Model AXD is Setra's most versatile pressure transducer yet. Built for high performance applications, the Model AXD features a patented overpressure stop that allows the sensor to recover from overpressure conditions up to 8x the rated range. With a specially designed diaphragm for each pressure range, the Model AXD can measure pressure from 1 PSI to 10,000 PSI full scale. The Model AXD can operate over a wide temperature range from -40 to 125°C.

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April 23, 2019

How Many T/RH Sensors Do I Need in My Space?

Many HVAC, critical environments, and industrial applications employ temperature and relative humidity (T/RH) sensors. But exactly how many T/RH sensors does an application require? It is difficult to spec the exact requirements for certain applications for a variety of reasons. No two applications are identical, and thus no two spaces require the same number of T/RH sensors. As each application is unique, the number of sensors needed depends on several factors, including:

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April 04, 2019

Does Your T/RH Sensor Need a Display?

An important consideration when choosing a T/RH sensor is whether or not it is critical to see the reading on the unit. Whether the sensor is to be wall, duct, or outdoor mounted has an impact on the need for a display, but it is not the deciding factor.

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