Technical Blog Archive

What Is a Sensor?

The input could be a range of different matters, a few examples are; Pressure   Temperature   Weight   Movement / Motion   Moisture   Light     The output measured by the sensor is usually converted into a readable...

Programmable Angle Sensors

Many of our programmable angle sensors have been designed within our facility, and use Hall Effect technology, this means that their working principle utilises a device (Hall Effect Chip) to measure the direction of the magnetic field. An output is produced when the device senses a  radial...

Load Cell Types for Platform Scales

One common use for load cells is on platform scales or platform weighing machines. Depending on the size of the item(s) which require weighing, different types of weighing scales and therefore different types of load cells are used.   They have a platform (hence the name Platform Scales)...

What is a Pressure Transducer Used for?

They can be used for many different applications throughout different industries; in fact, they are so diverse that the applications are almost endless.   What is a Pressure Transducer Used for? Pressure transducers are used to measure pressure – often either air pressure or...

Position Sensor Applications

Position Sensors can be used to measure either linear or rotary position using a whole range of sensing technologies. Position Sensors are used for many different applications, anything which requires measurement of movement will use a type of position sensor. We have supplied position...

Load Cell Types and Applications

What are Load Cells? Load cells are a type of sensor which are used to measure force and load. They convert the force into an electrical signal. Many load cells use internal strain gauges in order to do this. The strain gauges react to the compression and the change in resistance results in a...