Technical Blog Archive

What is a Linear Transducer?

Linear transducers measure linear displacement or movement along a single axis in any direction. They do this by converting the movement into an electrical signal which is proportional to the displacement so that it can be processed by various devices.   Linear Transducers are available as...

Pressure Transducer Basics

Pressure Transducer Basic Working Principle A pressure transducer is a type of pressure sensor which gives accurate measurement on real-time pressure. This can be either absolute, gauge, differential or vacuum pressure. All pressure transducers have a port, this is a tubular hole in which...

How do Load Cells Work

Different types of load cells use different technologies. Most of the load cells we offer use strain gauge technology. Strain gauges are very small devices which react to force or load. Strain gauge load cells convert the force applied to them into electrical signals. The strain gauges are...

What is a Potentiometer?

The mechanical construction of rotary and linear potentiometers is very similar, each type consists of a contact wiper and a conductive element or track. In Linear Potentiometers the track is straight and in Rotary potentiometers the track is circular. The wiper moves along the track to measure the...

Temperature Sensor Basics

Temperature Sensor Basics - Applications Temperature sensors can be a vital part of an application. They will monitor the temperature to ensure devices can function correctly and safely. Some of the applications temperature sensors are used for are more commonplace whereas others are very...

Pressure Transducer Types

Pressure transducers are available in different types which makes them suitable for different applications and industries. Each has different features to suit their environments. A pressure transducer is a sensing device which accurately measures real-time pressure, this can be either absolute,...