Technical Blog Archive

Sensors for Mobile Vehicle

The term mobile vehicle is very broad and can be used to describe a very wide range of vehicles which are not automotive vehicles.  Vehicles such as mobile cranes, agricultural machines, transport buses and earth movers all come under the mobile vehicle category.    Position...

How Does an RTD Work?

They are available with different temperature / resistance values depending on the application requirement.   How Does an RTD Work? An RTD consists of a resistance element and insulated copper wires. The most common number of wires is 2; however some RTDs have 3 or 4 wires. The...

Types of Potentiometer

Membrane Potentiometers are another type of potentiometer they are often referred to as “soft pots” and can be either linear or rotary.   Potentiometers are used to measure the movement of an object in either a linear or rotary fashion. They are a part of our product range...

Hydraulic Pressure Sensors

Hydraulic pressure sensors or transducers are used to convert pressure measurements into analogue electric output signals. The pressure sensors we offer which are suited to hydraulic applications use hermetically welded thin film measuring coils with high level output circuitry. This ensures...

Industrial Load Cells

If you are looking for weight or force feedback in an industrial application Variohm are well suited to help you.   Our wide range of load cells include: single point, shear beam, compression, bending beam, dual shear beam and tension/compression load cells. We also have a selection of...

Temperature Sensor Applications

There are many applications where maintaining a specific temperature is vital, for example, if products must be kept at a certain temperature or for patient monitoring, the responsiveness and accuracy of the temperature sensor is critical.   More frequently temperature sensor...