Industrial sensing covers a broad range of applications and sensor types. Click to read about TE Connectivity's: Temperature, Pressure, Position, Vibration, Humidity, Ultrasonic and Ambient Light sensor modules.
From industrial machinery to telecom to instrumentation – TE Connectivity’s sensor solutions meet your industrial needs. Their sensor portfolio includes: pressure transducers, liquid level sensors, accelerometers, LVDT/RVDT’s, inclinometers, string and linear/rotary potentiometers, load cells, temperature, torque sensors, and a full range of interface electronics. TE Sensors are designed, tested, and produced to meet the exact specifications required by industrial applications.
Temperature sensors are vital in any industrial setting. They detect and measure heat and cold and convert it into an electrical signal. Their functions range from monitoring and protection of the machinery to the calibration of instrumentation. The type of sensor needed is dependent on a variety of factors such as: the sensor’s operating temperature range, the accuracy needed, linearity, sensitivity, power consumption, and cost.
Pressure sensors have several names such as ‘piezometers, pressure transducers, or manometers,’ but their function remains the same – to measure the pressure of gases and liquids and convert this measurement into an electric signal. TE pressure sensors are based on piezoresistive MEMS and silicone train gauge technology and are capable of measuring pressure from 5mBar to 7Kbar. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Position sensors calculate movement of an object and turn that into processing, transmission, or control signals. TE is an industry leader in manufacturing both industrial linear and angular position sensors, and tilt and fluid level sensors. All of which are based on core technologies such as inductive, potentiometric, magneto-resistive, hall effect, reed switch, electrolytic and capacitive sensing.
Vibration sensors are key in pre-emptive machine maintenance. They help monitor equipment help and avoid unexpected downtime costs and are commonly implemented in predictive maintenance programs. Force and Torque sensors are used for measuring robotic automation and control operations. These two available as individual components or within a single device through TE.
A humidity sensor, sometimes called “hygrometer”, is an electronic device that measures the amount of water vapor in the air. The ratio between the moisture content and maximum possible moisture level at certain air temperature is called relative humidity (RH). Relative humidity is an important parameter that needs to be continuously monitored, since machinery and equipment in industrial setting can only withstand humidity and temperature within their operating ranges.
Ultrasonic sensing is based on measuring the time it takes for ultrasonic sound waves to travel to a target and return back. The most common application of ultrasonic sensors is measuring the distance between objects. However, the same technology is also used for detecting air bubbles in liquids. Infusion pumps, hemodialysis and blood flow monitoring are just few examples of where the presence of air bubbles is not only not undesirable, but could also be dangerous.
Ambient light sensors are used to measure the amount of light present in the device’s environment. The value detected by the ambient light sensor is called illuminance. It is measured by sensing the amount of light that reaches the surface of the sensor.