Shock resistance of pressure sensors

In many pressure sensor applications, short-duration, high, impact loading occurs – this is referred to as shock. Shock resistance defines up to what level of acceleration the instrument can withstand the shock loading without being damaged in any way.The loading that acts during the shock is specified as a multiple of the acceleration due to … Read more

“UL Recognized”, “UL Listing” – What’s the difference?

The “UL approval” is an important and well-known product approval. That there are different approvals for “UL” (“Underwriters Laboratories”) is, however, less known.Fig. left: “UL Listing” marking for Canada and the USA Fig. right: “UL Recognized Component” marking for Canada and the USAWhen one talks in general about “UL approval”, in most cases “UL Listing” … Read more

Mechanical vs. electronic pressure switches: Functionality

How can you decide whether to utilize mechanical pressure switches or electronic pressure switches in your application? Each type of pressure switch has individual advantages, but also its limitations. The main differences in functionality between mechanical and electronic pressure switches are the way the applied pressure is used to operate the switch, the kind of … Read more