SENSORS: Kavlico, a global business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), has designed a sensor to measure common-rail pressure in diesel engines. The advantages of monitoring common rail pressure are many; including increasing engine power and torque, improving fuel economy, reducing engine noise, and improving vehicle drive-ability while creating cleaner exhaust emissions. With today’s restrictive emissions standards, keeping exhaust particulate emissions within the mandated levels is a must … and Kavlico’s common-rail sensor is an essential element of the common-rail injection system.Pressure is regulated and monitored by the Electronic Diesel Control Unit (EDCU) which receives an electronic input from the Kavlico pressure sensor. The sensor operates on 5V dc and provides a 0.5 to 4.5V dc linear amplified analog output proportional to pressure to the EDCU. The highly accurate and ruggedly designed sensor uses a thin film TiON sense element which provides highly reliable and repeatable measurements.
The cost-effective sensor is EMI/EMC protected, has low power consumption, and is capable of operation in high vibration environments. Fully temperature compensated across the entire measurement range, the sensor has an operational temperature of -40 to 125C.
Pressure ranges are available from 0 to 3,000 Bar or 40,000+ PSI. The sensor can be customized to accommodate a wide array of pressure ports and electrical connector options dependent upon each OEM application-specific requirement. Alternative pressure ranges and output formats are also available upon request.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
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