Hydraulic pumps need reliable industrial pressure sensors

Many applications depend on industrial pressure sensors to convert pressure into standard signals. A reliable pressure instrument minimizes equipment and process downtimes, and creates less work for field technicians — saving end users valuable money and time.

The core of electronic pressure measurement systems, an industrial pressure sensor provides information that is key to reliable equipment and process operations. The device changed pressure into a quantity that can be processed electrically. A computer or another device then takes that pressure measurement and displays, records, or adjusts the pressure in the system. For example, a pressure sensor can be embedded in the rear suspension system of a mobile working machine to ensure the load doesn’t exceed capacity, thus preventing damage.

WIKA offers a wide range of pressure sensors and transmitters designed for long-term, reliable performance. Here is a highlight of two of our most popular pressure instruments.

The A-10 Industrial Pressure Sensor

Model A-10, WIKA’s standard industrial pressure sensor, is designed to fit a broad scope of industrial and OEM pressure measurement applications. These include process control and automation, hydraulics, pneumatics, and machine controls. 

The A-10 is a top-seller, thanks to its compact design and ability to measure a wide range of pressure, especially low pressure. The rugged design allows the A-10 to withstand vibration, shock, temperature fluctuations, and other environmental conditions typical of machine tools, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, compressors and other industrial instruments.

Soft sealing materials in other devices will deteriorate over time. The A-10’s stainless steel-welded measuring cell enhances its performance and reliability.

The S-20 Industrial Pressure Sensor with Custom Options

For the harshest pressure demands and operating conditions, choose WIKA’s S-20 pressure transmitter. It excels in extreme environments, maintaining accuracy and performing reliably despite high pressure – up to 20,000 psi (1,600 bar) – and temperatures from −40 to +392°F (−40° to +200°C) for media and −40 to +257°F (−40° to +125°C) ambient. From arctic air and corrosive media to the shock and vibration in machine building, the S-20 is designed to handle these and other challenging conditions.

What sets the S-20 apart from other industrial pressure sensors are its numerous options for customization: different accuracy classes, extended temperature ranges on both the upper and lower ends, and customer-specific pin assignments.

WIKA also designs custom solutions when none of the off-the-shelf products can do the job. As an example, one of WIKA’s customers works regularly with high-temperature chlorinated gas for fiber optic production. The company’s standard pressure sensors were unable to withstand the environment’s high temperatures and harsh chemicals, and half of the instruments began to fail in the field. After WIKA’s product specialists came up with a custom S-20 pressure sensor solution, the client reported a 200% increase in system uptime and zero field failures.

WIKA offers not only standard pressure sensor instrumentation like the A-10, but also the specialized, extra-rugged S-20 that performs reliably in the toughest conditions. Contact WIKA today to learn whether these or another industrial pressure sensor is right for your application.

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