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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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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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