The industrial sector was one of the first users of modern sensors, designed to operate reliably in demanding environments. They are used to monitor many parameters: temperature, pressure, flow, vibrations, load, level, proximity, force, chemical products, etc. They make it possible to avoid risky situations. A sensor transforms a physical quantity into a standardized quantity, usually electrical, which can be interpreted by a command control device.

How does an industrial sensor work?

The purpose of an industrial water PH sensor is to transform a physical quantity into a standardized quantity. This tool is the first tool used in the industrial sector and is the first element in a measurement chain: it will allow several parameters to be monitored and risk situations to be avoided.

An industrial sensor can measure:

  • A light
  • a sound
  • A speed
  • A flow
  • A pressure
  • A temperature
  • a vibe
  • A level
  • A load
  • A flow
  • A proximity
  • A strength
  • A tension
  • Son importance

The different types of sensors in the industrial sector are of paramount importance. Indeed, these indicators monitor the different stages of the manufacturing process and improve product quality and safety. These sensors also reduce industrial maintenance costs.

Different types of sensors

Many sensors are wireless and allow monitoring control and data acquisition such as:

  • Position
  • Proximity
  • Image
  • Security.

The type of sensor used and its properties depend either on the application or on the operating environment, which is very often difficult or even hostile.

Inductive sensors are a kind of industrial sensors, short range, contactless and magnet less and allow high resolution detection in the presence of interference due to dust, dirt, oil or humidity. . They generate a high frequency oscillating magnetic field. This technology enables precise measurement of linear/angular position, displacement, motion, compression, vibration, metal composition and many other applications. They can be a coiled wire, a coil on a printed circuit board with conductive ink on a flexible substrate, or even a simple spring. They are ideal in extreme and harsh environments.

Another type of industrial sensor is the single-chip temperature and relative humidity sensor used in thermostats, humidistats, and various other similar control devices. They are factory calibrated and calibration data is stored in on-board non-volatile memory. They are fully interchangeable without the need for recalibration or software modifications.

There are also other types of sensors such as:

  • Humidity sensors
  • Force sensors
  • Speed sensors
  • Light sensors
  • Motion sensors
  • Temperature sensors


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