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A pressure transducer (pressure sensor) is a device that senses pressure and converts it into an electrical signal whose strength depends on the applied pressure. Luksens designs and manufactures a wide range of pressure transducers, from small sensing elements to large system packages for harsh environments. We are professional pressure transducer manufacturer in standard and custom pressure transducers.
As a professional pressure transducer manufacturer, Luksens’ pressure transducers meet the toughest test and measurement specifications in the world’s harshest environments, including general industrial process needs and pressure transducers dedicated to hazardous areas. We use durable and reliable stainless steel construction, including wetted materials, in designing our pressure transducers to meet or exceed standard requirements. Luksens’ pressure transducers have been developed and perfected over time to meet the exact demands of our consumers. Below are some of our pressure transducers for your reference:
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1. What Is Pressure Transducer (pressure sensor)?
Pressure is defined as a measured quantity: it can be described as the force exerted by a liquid or gas on a surface, and it is usually measured in terms of force per unit area. Common units are Pascal (Pa), Bar (bar), N/mm2 or psi (pounds per square inch).
Definition of sensor (transducer): A sensor is a device that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal. The measured quantity can be temperature, length, force, or pressure, etc. The signal is usually an electrical signal, but can also be an optical signal.
Pressure Transducer (pressure sensor) Definition: A pressure transducer is an instrument consisting of pressure sensitive elements to determine the actual pressure applied to the sensor (using a different working principle) and convert the pressure information into an output signal.
2. Working Principle of Pressure Sensor
Pressure sensor suppliers use a number of different technologies to manufacture pressure sensors in order to provide accurate results. Below are some details about the technologies:
2.1 Strain-based Pressure Sensor
The first technology used by pressure sensor suppliers is strain-based pressure sensors which use strain gauges as the pressure-sensing element, which typically is a metal foil strain gauge or diaphragm bonded to a cylindrical elastomer. The biggest advantage of pressure sensors based on the strain principle is the fairly high stiffness, which can measure extremely high pressures up to 15,000 bar. The electrical connection is usually made with a Wheatstone bridge, which provides extremely high accuracy and consistent measurement results and is used by some of pressure sensor suppliers.
2.2 Capacitive Pressure Sensor
Capacitive pressure sensors use a pressure chamber and a diaphragm to create variable capacitance. When pressure is applied, the diaphragm deforms and the capacitance decreases accordingly. By measuring the circuit, an electrical signal that has a certain relationship with the voltage will be output. This technology is widely used by pressure sensor suppliers. These sensors are limited to low pressures of approximately 40 bar.
2.3 Piezoresistive Pressure Sensor
A piezoresistive pressure sensor consists of a diaphragm primarily made of silicon, with integrated strain gauges to sense the strain when pressure applied. Typically use a Wheatstone bridge to reduce sensitivity and increase output. This technology is used by many pressure sensor suppliers. Due to the materials used, the pressure is limited to around 1000 bar.
2.4 Resonant Pressure Sensors
Unlike the techniques described above, resonant pressure sensors use changes in the resonant frequency of the measurement mechanism to measure the stress induced by applied pressure. On account of the design of this sensor, the resonant element can be exposed to the medium, and the resonant frequency depends on the density of the medium. Typically these sensors are sensitive to hit and vibration. This technology is commonly used among pressure sensor suppliers.
2.5 Other Types of Pressure Sensors
In addition, there are other types of pressure sensors that do not use a measuring body, which are thermal or ionization pressure sensors, using density changes in the flow of the charged particles to measure the applied pressure. This technology is used by some pressure sensor suppliers.
3. Types of Pressure Measurement
Pressure sensors can be divided into various types according to its characteristics, including measured pressure range, operating temperature or the type of pressure they measured. Below are types of pressure measurement offered by pressure sensor suppliers:
3.1 Absolute Pressure Sensor
Absolute pressure sensor measures pressure relative to the reference chamber (near vacuum).
3.2 Gauge Pressure Sensor
Gauge pressure sensor or relative pressure sensor, is used to measure the pressure relative to the current atmospheric pressure.
3.3 Sealed Pressure Sensors
Sealed Pressure Sensors are similar to gauge pressure sensors, but they measure pressure relative to a fixed pressure rather than the current barometric pressure.
3.4 Differential Pressure Sensor
Differential pressure sensor measure the difference between two pressures and can be used to measure pressure drop, level and flow, etc.
3.5 Vacuum Gage Pressure Sensor
Vacuum sensors are used to measure vacuum or sub-atmospheric pressures. Vacuum means pressure below atmospheric. Since true vacuum is never attained, the measurement is in respect to a near absence of gas pressure.
4. What We Offer as Professional Pressure Sensor Manufacturer
We have been pressure sensor manufacturer since 2018, and now our products are widely used in various industries, such as Medical, HVAC&R, off-highway vehicles, heavy equipment, hazardous area, and so on. As a professional pressure sensor manufacturer, Luksens stringent quality policy is recognized by the ISO 9001 certification. Understand deeply that quality is the fundamental to the industry. We also established a perfect system from supply chain to delivery & Logistics to make sure the lead time is short, so that we can keep our guarantee to be a responsible pressure sensor manufacturer.
Moreover, as a professional pressure sensor manufacturer, Luksens in accordance with RoHS and REACH certification: regular test for hazardous materials. Necessary test under the circumstances of supplier change and material change. Besides, We also in accordance with CE certification and UL certification in order to be a responsible pressure sensor manufacturer. All insulation materials such as PVC pellets, adhesives are UL certified.
In terms of traceability, as a professional pressure sensor manufacturer, Luksens uses product traceability system by managing batch number, which ensures the traceability of production dates, operators, process standards, raw material origin in the long term.
All in all, as professional and responsible pressure sensor manufacturer, we offer high-quality products in accordance with CE, RoHs, REACH,UL, competitive prices, short lead time, and fairly good traceability.