A pressure transducer, also known as a pressure sensor, is a transmitter that senses and converts pressure into an analog electrical signal. A piezoelectric pressure sensor has the ability to measure small pressure fluctuations at high static pressure levels.
With ICP® amplified output, the transducers are well-suited for continuous operation in “dirty” environments, underwater, and in field test applications across long cables. Special low-noise cables and charge amplifiers are not required.
These sensors are ideal for virtually all dynamic pressure applications where sensor temperatures range from -320 to+275 °F (-196 to +135 °C). For higher temperature applications, charge output sensors are available for use up to +1200 °F (+650 °C).
Although piezoelectric pressure sensors are primarily recommended for dynamic pressure measurements, some quartz pressure sensors have long discharge time constants that extend low-frequency capability to permit static calibration and measurement of quasi-static pressures over a period of a few seconds.
Solid state construction of a piezoelectric pressure transducer provides a wide linear measuring range such that PCB confidently provides calibrations at 100% and 10% of full scale output for most models.
Key features of PCB pressure transducers
- Fast, micro-second response time
- Resonant frequency to ≥500 kHz
- Measure small pressure changes at high static pressure levels
- Rugged solid state construction
Pressure transducer applications
- Hydraulic & pneumatic systems
- Blast and ballistics
- Very repeatable
- Wide dynamic range
- Fast rise time
- Fluid borne noise
Choose PCB pressure sensors for test and measurement
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