Leading Air Pressure Sensor Manufacturers

Air Pressure Sensors

Air pressure sensors measure the force of air as exerted on the device and then convert the information into a readable display. Transducers are similar; they are designed to convert one form of energy into another, while sensors are explicitly intended to measure and provide a reading of the measurement. Sensors are often composed of transducers, so the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Read More…

Dakota Ultrasonics manufactures ultrasonic testing equipment, ultrasonic bolting equipment, and sensors. We carry a large variety of transducers that complement our testing equipment. Our transducer product line includes corrosion transducers, precision transducers, flaw transducers, racing transducers, bolting transducers, and specialty transducers. Our thickness-measuring products can be used...

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Durable Controls is a full-service stocking distributor. We offer temperature and pressure switches, pressure regulators, transmitters, instrumentation and controls. We carry brand names such as Sharpe, Inline and SVF Flow Controls. Also offered are temperature controllers, current switches and meters and batch controllers.

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Tel-Tru Manufacturing Company is a World-Class manufacturer of bimetal thermometers, pressure gauges, and transmitters. Our focus has always been to meet customers' requirements with quality products, leading technology and responsive service.

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Over 50 years' experience, dedication to lean manufacturing and ISO certification, Sensor Systems, LLC offers a broad portfolio of products, including pressure transducers. With a wealth of designs, we probably have a solution right off the shelf, can modify one or create a new made-to-order fluidic component, sub-assembly or system cost effectively with reduced lead times.

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They are frequently encased in stainless steel and found in nozzles or connectors, although separate electronic instruments are common as well. Air pressure sensors are important because an incorrect pressure can cause injury to nearby personnel or damage surrounding materials and equipment. If a mechanic is unsure how much pressure is in a tire, for example, he could overfill it and cause it to burst, or he could under-fill it and cause excessive wear to the car. Air pressure sensors are used to monitor pneumatic air pressure in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, pneumatic compressors, gas cylinders and other systems that rely on maintaining certain pressure levels. They are also useful for determining the air pressure of a given room, because air flows from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure. Hospitals monitor air pressure to minimize the risk of spreading infection and disease.

Air pressure sensors are small enough to fit in an open hand; some are the size of a fingernail. They rely on the use of a silicon chip, also called an integrated circuit. The pressure of the air bends the chip according to how much force is being exerted. The bend causes the charge in the integrated circuit to change, which the sensor detects and uses to determine the air pressure. It transmits the information to a gauge or display.

Some sensors have audible alarms to alert the operator that the pressure is either too high or too low, while other systems, such as those found in cars, have a light to inform the driver if tire pressure is incorrect. Air pressure sensors are sometimes combined with other useful devices such as pressure regulators and calibrators. Pressure regulators control the amount of pressure running through a system and can be altered to increase or reduce the pressure based on the reading the sensor provides.

Calibrators are used to determine if the sensor is making accurate readings. These instruments receive input from the system and compare that with the reading on the sensor to make sure that everything is functioning correctly and accurately. It is a safety hazard if air pressure is unregulated or misread.

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