Technical Blog Archive

Sensors for use in the Packaging Industry

At Variohm we design, develop, manufacture and distribute a wide range of sensors for use within a variety of industries, one of which being the packaging industry.  As with many industries packaging equipment requires Sensors with a priority on high reliability and accuracy, especially...

Advantages of Non-Contact Linear Sensors

Contacting and non-contacting linear sensors can be used within the same applications and essentially take the same measurements.  What are the advantages of using non-contact linear sensors? There are many advantages to using non-contact linear sensors. Many of these are due to the fact...

Thermistor Applications

Thermistors consist of a small bead resistor and two wires which can be connected to an electrical circuit, a change in temperature will mean there is a change in resistance in the resistor which can be detected and measured by the electrical output of the circuit.  Thermistors are very...

Throttle Position Sensor

What is a throttle position sensor and what does it do? Within a motorsport engine - or the engine of any vehicle, there is a throttle valve. The throttle valve opens when the accelerator pedal is compressed. A throttle position sensor is used to measure how open the throttle valve is and...

Industrial Pressure Transducers

Industrial Pressure Transducers are suitable for use within harsh industrial environments and applications. They have certain characteristics which ensure they are not compromised within harsher, more demanding areas.   Industrial Pressure Transducers have a rugged enclosure; they are...

What is an Inductive Sensor?

They use a contactless principle which gives them longer life and makes them highly reliable. Inductive linear sensors are part of our range here at Variohm, they come from our supplier Novotechnik & our sister company Positek. These are wear free alternatives to traditional...