.:Sensata introduces a new pressure sensor for construction equipment hydraulic systems :.

April 10th , 2008

Sensata Technologies will introduce a new "rugged" version of their 8PP3 Silicon MEMS Strain Gage pressure sensor at the International Fluid Pwer Expo 2008. Shown for the first time at IFPE and designed for use on constructionand earth-moving equipment operating in harsh work-site environments, the new 8PP3 sensor features a redesigned and strengthened hex mounting feature that enables quick, easy and damage-free installation during onsite equipment assembly or field repairs.

When hydraulic arms and joints operating on cranes, extensions, lifts, buckets or shovels are not performing properly, checking the pressure sensor on a hydraulic line is often the first troubleshooting step. "Frequently sensors are damaged in the field by the use of open ended wrenches that don't have the benefit of torque limiters, "said Gregg Pestana, Sensata Construction Equipment Market Segment Manager. "Our new 8PP3 has a significantly strengthened case that is extremely robust with respect to open-end wrench installation and removal".

The hydraulics on construction equipment require pressure sensors that operate at pressure levels as high as 20,000 psi. Sensata's 8PP3 silicon MEMS pressure sensor has an operating pressure of up tp 30,000 psi and is an important component in the construction industry's trend towards more efficient electro-hydraulic operated machinery. In these systems, pressure sensors-mounted at the hydraulic manifold-monitor the fluid pressure and load on each line and provide input for advanced on-board equipment electro-hydraulic controls.

The 8PP3 sensor features a one-piece stainless steel port that requires no internal fluid seals and is available in a variety of threaded connection styles. Built-in self-diagnostic capabilities can interface directly with equipment control systems.

Sensata Technologies pressure sensors and switches are used in a wide range of applications and are available in a variety of fittings, packaging materials, pressure ratings and electrical inputs/outputs.

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