Load Cell Types and Applications
Load cells are available in many different forms or types. Each type has features which make it well suited to applications depending on the requirement.
Sensors for Mobile Vehicle
Mobile Vehicle is a very popular industry for our products as there are lots of aspects which need to be monitored and measured.
How Does an RTD Work?
“RTD” is an abbreviation for “Resistance Temperature Detector” An RTD is a type of temperature sensor which can be utilised in the manufacture of Variohms’ temperature probe range.
Types of Potentiometer
There are two main types of potentiometer, linear potentiometers and rotary potentiometers.
Hydraulic Pressure Sensors
Hydraulic pressure sensors deliver accurate results over extended periods and offer excellent repeatability. Here at Variohm we can provide pressure sensors for hydraulic applications.
Position Sensors for Motorsport
The Motorsport Industry is a common sector for our sensors to be used within. We have been delivering high class products into the Motor Racing Industry for many years.
What is a Hall Effect sensor?
Hall Effect sensors are components which are used to measure the magnitude of a magnetic field and can measure either linear or rotary position.
Sensors used for Engine Management
There are many different types of sensors used for Engine Management. We have taken some time to give more information on each type of sensor used in this field.
What is Differential Pressure?
What is Differential Pressure? Differential pressure is essentially the difference in pressure between two given points.
Load Cells for Silo, Tank and Hopper Weight Management
Silo, tank and hopper are all types of weighing vessels used in many industrial environments including food and beverage. Each of these weighing devices use load cells to record, store and release accurate amounts of product.
Types of Thermistors
Thermistors are part of our temperature range of products; they are a very small in size and an accurate way of measuring temperature.
What is a single point load cell?
Single Point load cells are a type of load cell, they are a very popular choice and account for the greatest percentage of load cells world-wide.
What is a pressure switch?
A question which is often asked or searched on the internet is “What is a pressure switch?” As a sensor specialist we would like to help to answer this question.
What is a temperature probe?
A temperature probe is a type of temperature sensor. There are many different types of temperature probe and these are used for different applications across a whole host of industries.
What are load cells used for?
Load cells are one of the key strategic products supplied by Variohm, with now over 20 years’ experience in this market with so many varied and different applications, some of these uses are well-known where as others are very industry specific.
Uses of Linear Potentiometers
Linear potentiometers are part of the Variohm position sensor range. As well as providing products from our key suppliers, we also manufacture and distribute our own range of linear potentiometers.
The Advantages of Hall Effect Sensors
Hall Effect sensors are a type of non-contacting position sensor. They can be either rotary or linear and because they are non-contacting, they are wear free and have virtually infinite life.
Pressure Sensor Uses
Pressure Sensors are one of our main product categories; we mainly supply pressure switches and pressure transducers.
Advantages of RTD sensors
Here at Variohm, we can design, manufacture and modify many different types of temperature sensors. One of the types of temperature sensors we have available is RTDs.
Pressure Switches for Alarm Systems.
Pressure switches are often used as part of an alarm system to safeguard continuous operation. This is common in a variety of industries and we have come across many in medical applications.
What is an S Type Load Cell?
“S type” load cells are just one of the many different force/load cells we have available from our key suppliers, Vishay and Zemic.
Advantages of Conductive Plastic Potentiometers
When we refer nowadays to a potentiometer as a sensor, it is important to bear in mind the statements made here only apply if the potentiometer is connected as a voltage divider rather than as a variable resistor.
Types of Temperature Sensor
There are many different types of Temperature Sensor. Here, at Variohm we can offer a wide selection of Temperature Sensors which can be used for different applications.
5 Single Point Load Cells
At Variohm, we have many different types of load cells to offer. In this article, we are focusing on five excellent single point Load Cell suitable for various applications.
Versatile Cable Extension Transducers
Are you after a Versatile Cable Extension Transducer? We have selected 5 from our extensive range and provided more information on them to help you with your selection.
What is a Load Cell?
What is a Load Cell? A Load cell is a type of sensor which is used to measure force and load. As a sensor supplier we can offer a range of load cells and technical advice on all of the load cells we can supply.
Our Top 3 Pressure Switches
Are you looking for a pressure switch but need more information? As a supplier of Pressure Switches and a whole range of sensors, we’d like to give you more information on three of our pressure switches.
Top 3 Shear Beam Load Cells
Shear beam Load cells are just one of the many types of load cells that we can offer. They are designed for low profile scale and process applications.
Our Top 5 Position Sensors
As you know, we manufacture and supply a range of different sensor types to multiple industries for a variety of applications.
Our Top 3 Pressure Transducers.
As you may know, here at Variohm we distribute a range of different sensors to our customers for many different applications.
What is a Transducer? – An Explanation
What is a transducer? We know that this question is asked on a regular basis. There are different types which can be used for different applications. So what is a Transducer?
How Does a Thermocouple Work?
A thermocouple is a type of temperature sensor. Essentially, a thermocouple works by creating an electric current which is used to measure temperature.