Honeywell Debuts Ultra-Low-Pressure Sensors

Rob Spiegel

August 11, 2011

1 Min Read
Honeywell Debuts Ultra-Low-Pressure Sensors

Honeywell has expanded its TruStability platform with a line of board-mount, ultra-low-pressure sensors. The devices are designed to sense very small changes in pressure while also withstanding high working pressures and maintaining stability.

The background: These new devices were designed to combine specific performance factors -- high sensitivity with high overpressure and burst pressure. Honeywell developed specific technology to protect the sensor without sacrificing the sensor's sensitivity to pressure. The sensors are also designed to provide high durability amid environmental factors such as temperature and humidity.

The ultra-low-pressure sensors are also designed for improved performance relative to stability, even after long-term use and thermal extremes. This quality is intended to minimize system calibration needs, maximize system performance, and help support system uptime by eliminating the need to service or replace the sensor during its application life.


What: The sensors provide an amplified compensated digital or analog output for reading pressure over the full-scale pressure span in the ultra-low pressure range of plus or minus 2.5mbar to plus or minus 40mbar ( plus or minus 1 inH2O to plus or minus 30 inH2O), providing support for many industrial and medical applications.

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) applications can include VAV (variable air volume), static duct pressure clogged HVAC filer detection, HVAC transmitters, and indoor air quality. Medical control applications can include ventilators, anesthesia machines, spirometers, nebulizers, and hospital room air pressure.

Price/availability: These ultra-low pressure sensors are available at Honeywell's parts site.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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