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 +1400 °F (+760 °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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