Fluid and Gas Pressure under Control

by | Jan 11, 2013

Festo introduced a corrosion-resistant sensor for measuring the pressure of even aggressive fluids.

Festo, a world-wide supplier of automation technology, has introduced the sensor SPTW. The pressure transmitter for fluids and gases measures pressures between -1 and 100 bar. It is especially suitable for high-pressure pneumatics and monitoring the pressure of aggressive fluids.

According to Festo, its stainless steel measuring cell and housing ensures that the pressure transmitter offers high corrosion resistance. All the interfaces are also made from stainless steel, which prevents the media being transported from coming into direct contact with the seals. As a result, the transmitter can also be used with aggressive media. The compact sensor SPTW measures both excess and low pressures at ambient temperatures between 0 and 80 degrees Celsius.

Protection to IP67 means that the pressure transmitter can be reliably used in harsh environments. It is also suitable for pressure sensing in circuits in small parts assembly and the electronics industry as well as for monitoring pressures in coolant and lubricant circuits in mechanical engineering.