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.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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