Technical Blog Archive

Hydrogen pressure sensor applications

According to the International Energy Authority, hydrogen is one of the key pillars of decarbonising the global energy system. While the vast majority of hydrogen currently used is produced by reforming fossil fuels, there is growing interest across a number of industries, including transport, in...

Sensors for patient positioning in medical environments

Why is patient positioning important? In the treatment of, and surgery on, patients, it is vital to ensure a safe and effective procedure that gives optimal exposure to the surgical site and allows access to the medical devices required. It also minimises any potential risk to the patient and...

Difference between a Sensor and a Transducer

The main difference between a sensor and a transducer is the output signal. Both a sensor and a transducer are used to sense a change within the environment they are surrounded by or an object they are attached to. However, a sensor will give an output in the same format and a transducer will...

Absolute Encoders

With absolute encoders the position is always retained, with or without power. If movements are made without the encoder being powered, when the power is reapplied, the encoder will know its new position. Single or Multi-Turn Absolute Encoders Absolute encoders can either be single or...

Sensors for elevators

According to the UK Elevators and Escalators Market Forecast Report 2022-2028, the UK elevators and escalators market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period, while the Global Smart Elevator Market Report predicts the market for smart elevators, those that are controlled or...

Vending machine sensors

Temperature sensors for vending machines Vending machines contain a number of sensors and switches which monitor various parameters such as temperature and movement. Whether it’s a table-top machine vending ‘bean to cup’ coffee or ice-cold slushies, a point-of-use water...