Technical Blog Archive

Force Sensor Applications

Force sensors are used throughout many different industries and have a wide range of applications. The development in technology has enabled force sensors to become extremely accurate even if they are very small in size. All of the force sensors we offer are high quality and high performance,...

Temperature Measuring Devices

Types of Temperature Measuring Devices There are many different types of temperature measuring devices. Each one is better suited to different applications and environments.   Here at Variohm, we have a wide range of temperature measuring devices, many of these are manufactured in...

Load Cell Accuracy

Load Cell Accuracy D1 – C2 – this load cell accuracy class is relatively low. It is sufficient for applications in simple building materials scales which are used to weigh cement, sand or water as well as non-trade applications. C3 (0.0230%) – accuracy class C3 is the most...

Draw Wire Sensors

Draw wire sensors are a type of linear position sensor. They use a cable and a spring-loaded spool to measure and detect linear displacement. Draw Wire Sensor Operating Principle Draw wire sensors are small in size compared to their measuring range. Often a draw wire sensor would be selected...

Applications of Sensors

A sensor is a measuring device which senses a change in their surrounding environment, they are often manufactured into larger systems and devices and can monitor different variables depending on the type of sensor they are. There is a multitude of different sensor types, the most popular...

What does NTC Mean?

Thermistors measure temperature by measuring the resistance of the electrical energy passing through the thermistor which is relative to temperature. Negative Temperature Coefficient defines that as the resistance decreases the temperature increases and vice versa. Positive Temperature Coefficient...