The "49'' Series compact pressure transmitter measures 4.64 X 1.5 inches and allows for flexibility in tight spaces, while the welded body and connector ensure protection against contamination. The series uses three sensor technologies. For ranges 2 to 400 psi, a silicon piezoresistive sensor provides accurate readings and high overpressure protection. The series is for application in severe and harsh environments.
Viatran Corp., 300 Industrial Dr., Grand Island, NY 14072, FAX (716) 773-2488.
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