Pressure sensors are used for control and monitoring in thousands of everyday applications. It can also be used to indirectly measure other variables such as fluid/gas flow, speed, water level, and altitude. Pressure sensors can alternatively be called pressure transducers, pressure transmitters, pressure senders, pressure indicators, piezometers and manometers, among other names.
– System pressure – Fluid power, flow and level
– Factory automation
– Injection molding knock-out valves
– Packaging/laminating equipment
– Sprayers, industrial lasers
– Foam dispensing
– Solar energy
– Emissions monitoring
A pressure sensor measures pressure, typically of gases or liquids.
Pressure is an expression of the force required to stop a fluid from expanding, and is usually stated in terms of force per unit area.
A pressure sensor usually acts as a transducer; it generates a signal as a function of the pressure imposed.