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Temperature control in laboratory applications

Ambient temperature in laboratories The ambient temperature has to be maintained within a specific range, depending on the type of work being done. In general, for most laboratory environments, this is between 20-22°C to ensure optimum performance of equipment and the comfort of personnel....

What is the difference between a force sensor and a load cell?

  What is a force sensor? A force sensor often consists of two parts. On the one hand, it has a spring body that is deformed by the force to be measured. On the other hand, there is a device for measuring the deformation. Different types of force sensors: S- type force...

Temperature Probe Definition

A temperature probe can be defined as a type of sensor which is used to measure temperature. A temperature probe works by monitoring the change in resistance of the given area: solid, liquid or gas and converting it into a usable format for the operator. A temperature probe measures temperature...

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...