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Types of Sensors

Catalytic Bead Sensor
Catalytic Bead Sensor

A catalytic bead sensor is a type of sensor that is used for combustible gas detection from the family of gas sensors known as pellistors.

Gas Detector
Gas Detector

A gas detector is a device that detects the presence of gases in an area, often as part of a safety system. This type of equipment is used to detect a gas leak or other emissions and can interface with a control system so a process can be automatically shut down. A gas detector can sound an alarm to operators in the area where the leak is occurring, giving them the opportunity to leave. This ...

Infrared Detector
Infrared Detector

IR Sensors work by using a specific light sensor to detect a select light wavelength in the Infra-Red (IR) spectrum. By using an LED which produces light at the same wavelength as what the sensor is looking for, you can look at the intensity of the received light.

Level Sensor
Level Sensor

The incident is an example signifying the importance of fluid level sensors and their proper functioning. They are important not only in nuclear plants but in lot many applications.

Motion Detector
Motion Detector

A motion sensor (or motion detector) is the linchpin of your security system, because it's the main device that detects when someone is in your home when they shouldn't be. A motion sensor uses one or multiple technologies to detect movement in an area.

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Pressure Sensor
Pressure Sensor

A pressure sensor, as the name suggests, is a device that senses and measures pressure (usually of gases or liquids). The pressure sensor in electronic circuits is in the form of an integrated circuit that acts as a transducer, that is, it replicates (in the form of an electrical signal) the signal it receives as a function of imposed pressure.

Proximity Sensor
Proximity Sensor

A proximity sensor often emits an electromagnetic field or a beam of electromagnetic radiation (infrared, for instance), and looks for changes in the field or return signal. The object being sensed is often referred to as the proximity sensor's target. Different proximity sensor targets demand different sensors.

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