Technical Blog Archive

Sensors In Green Energy

What is Green Energy? Green energy is any type of energy which comes from a natural source – such as wind, water, sunlight etc and is renewable – although not all renewable energy is also green energy. Another feature of green energy is that it must not harm the environment...

Can A Draw Wire Sensor Really Be High-Tech?

But draw wire sensors have been around for over half a century, making their debut in places like Bell Labs in the 60’s, used to measure linear displacement in conjunction with a resistive potentiometer. These early draw wire sensors resembled nothing so much as modified fishing reels,...

Waterproof Switch Types

What is a Waterproof Switch? A waterproof switch is a device used to open/close circuits which is able to function fully in wet environments. Switches from CPI operate using a basic snap action contact mechanism. They are small in size and are flat and lightweight. To ensure they are fully...

Position Sensor Examples

What is a position sensor? A position sensor is a type of electro mechanical device which gives feedback on movement and position. This could be either rotary movement, linear movement or sometimes detection of movement within a certain area depending on the application in hand. Types of...

What is a Speed Sensor?

Like many devices, a speed sensor is an integral part of onboard systems. They work by providing a voltage measurement corresponding to the magnetic rotational speed. They can be found in applications where contact-free speed measurement is required in areas that can be hard to access. Different...

Industrial Temperature Probes

At Variohm, Industrial Temperature Probes are part of our product portfolio. Many of our probes are manufactured on-site and can be modified to suit custom applications. At Variohm we have been manufacturing Industrial Temperature Probes for over 10 years. During this time we have built a...