What is a pressure transducer?

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For those without direct engineering or technical knowledge, the term ‘pressure transducer’ can sound quite overwhelming. But the truth is that pressure transducers are key components in many different pieces of machinery and tools that we take for granted.

At Applications Engineering, we design pressure transducers that are put to use in a wide range of products and systems. So, in this blog post, we not only explain exactly what a pressure transducer is, but also what they are typically used for.

What is a pressure transducer?

Also known as pressure transmitters, pressure transducers are devices that are used to convert pressure in all its different forms into analogue electrical signals. This allows them to be measured and monitored by electrical and mechanical devices.

There is a variety of different types and sizes of transducers, many with specific purposes – depending on the style of the transducer and what they are going to be used for. Generally simple in their appearance, transducers are most often tube-like or circular with a wire on one side and a pipe connector on the other.

What are pressure transducers used for?

Pressure transducers have a wide range of uses as components of devices. They can be used for things as varied as monitoring the air quality of a space to leak detection and much more. They can be utilised anywhere that it is important to find gauge pressure measures, such as in dust collecting systems and environmental enclosures.

If you are looking for a pressure transducer for a particular purpose, it is essential that you take professional advice on choosing one that is ideal for the exact scenario you have in mind. Some transducers are designed for more extreme environments, while others would not be suitable.

If you would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team here at Applications Engineering today.

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