Electronic displays are everywhere – at the gym, in your home, in your car and on billboards. They are primarily used to display information in a form that it can be seen, even in the dark. Electronic displays come in both analogue and digital form. These devices can display digits and alphanumeric characters. They are often referred to as segment displays because they comprise segments which can be turned on and off to display desired information. Continue reading
The function of a positioner is to manoeuvre a control valve; the valve is moved to a particular position. Positioners are used to maintain certain parameters such as temperature, flow and pressure. A pneumatic valve positioner is a type of positioner that is used with a control valve. Continue reading
Solenoid valves, or solenoids, are devices that convert electrical energy to mechanical energy, thereby creating a magnetic reaction; this occurs every time an electric current makes its way through the wire in the solenoid. When a device is forced into motion, the solenoid activates it. These devices are usually used to power fluid and hydraulic systems.
Solenoids have different functionalities; they can be used to start your car or activate your sprinkler system Continue reading
Imagine living in a space that was constantly humid and there was no way of controlling the amount of moisture in the air? We would all be tired all the time, and we would become sick. Luckily for us, there is a way to control the amount of moisture in the air – all thanks to devices called hygrometers. Continue reading
Pressure sensors are usually used to measure the pressure of liquids or gases. These devices act as transducers which convert energy from one form to another; they use the pressure of the liquid or gas to generate a signal. Pressure sensors can also be used to measure variables such as fluid flow, speed, and water level. There are different types of pressure sensors which have different functions in production. It is important to select the right pressure sensor for your application so that it can function optimally and stand the test of time. Continue reading
Liquid level sensors are useful devices with a very important function in industrial industries; they ensure that all processes and operations in these industries function as they should, without a glitch. The main purpose of a liquid level sensor is to monitor and control the level of liquids in huge tanks and vessels. Continue reading
What Are Proximity Sensors?
Proximity sensors are electronic devices that detect the distance of an object in relation to the sensor itself. These devices use electromagnetic radiation to detect how far or near an object is, and then they send out a signal. Proximity sensors are great because they are reliable and have a good life span; they require little to no protective maintenance. Continue reading
Industrial speed sensors are useful devices that monitor and signal the speed, direction, vibration and temperature of a rotating shaft; their purpose is to ensure that the shaft isn’t rotating too fast or too slow, which could cause damage to the machine. There are different types of industrial speed sensors available in the market; each speed sensor is equipped with either a digital or analogue signal output. Continue reading
Humidity sensors, otherwise known as hygrometers, are used to measure humidity levels in the atmosphere. There are different types of humidity sensors, but they are all used to detect the level of moisture in the air. Humidity sensors measure humidity through electrical capacitance. Continue reading
Level sensors are useful devices that are used to detect the level of substances such as liquids, powders and granular materials. There is a wide range of level sensors and they are all used in different industries. Some level sensors can be used for any fluid and others can only be used for certain substances. Continue reading