Technical Blog Archive

What is a Speed Sensor?

Like many devices, a speed sensor is an integral part of onboard systems. They work by providing a voltage measurement corresponding to the magnetic rotational speed. They can be found in applications where contact-free speed measurement is required in areas that can be hard to access. Different...

Industrial Temperature Probes

At Variohm, Industrial Temperature Probes are part of our product portfolio. Many of our probes are manufactured on-site and can be modified to suit custom applications. At Variohm we have been manufacturing Industrial Temperature Probes for over 10 years. During this time we have built a...

Make the Switch

Pressure Switches from World Magnetics are machine-crafted and hand assembled products which are manufactured on-site in Michigan. Custom options are available thanks to the passionate customer focus at World Magnetics. So make sure you contact us to discuss your requirements. Regardless...

Load Cell Specifications

The requirements of each specification will help to determine which load cell your application requires. Measuring range/ Capacity of Load Cells The measuring range of a load cell is the difference between the weight limits of the load cell. Load cells have a capacity up to a particular...

Difference Between a Thermistor and an RTD

What are RTDs and Thermistors? Thermistors and RTDs (resistance temperature detectors) are both types of temperature sensors that measure temperature by measuring electrical resistance. They are both widely used for temperature measurement in various industries and applications. Differences...

PLd/SIL2; Safety for People and Protection for Machines

Our SMO3100PLd is suitable for use in mobile hydraulics, automotive and industrial equipment. What does PLd - Performance Level (d) mean? PLd stands for Performance Level d. performance Level is a safety standard that can indicate which environments the sensor can be used. This means that the...