Which are the available configuration levels for pressure sensors?

The various possible configuration levels for a pressure measurement solution are not defined conceptually in virtually any standard. At WIKA we have chosen the following terminology:
Pressure sensor (Pressure transmitter)
Pressure sensor (pressure transmitter)
A pressure sensor (also pressure transmitter) delivers a standardised, processed signal inside a housing with commonly available pressure connection and electrical connection. Typically, it really is coded and ordered as a catalogue product and therefore supplies the customer with a plug-and-play solution. Nevertheless, customised versions are possible when backed up with a corresponding ?business case?.
Pressure sensor module
Pressure sensor module
A pressure sensor module is designed for OEM applications. It delivers a standardised and calibrated signal, but could be customised with regard to connections and size. EMC precautionary measures must be arranged in the client application.
Sensor elements and their assemblies
Sensor elements and their assemblies
Sensor elements and their assemblies deliver an uncalibrated signal in mV/V and can be made to suit the client through corresponding modifications of the pressure connection or addition of an incident etc. Here the client is in charge of the calibration and thus for the accuracy achieved.
A tabular comparison summarises the options for pressure sensors:
Pressure sensor/
pressure transmitter
Pressure sensor module
Pressure sensor element incl. assembly
Processed, calibrated output signal
EMC protection
Integration effort
Sensible for annual quantities
from 1
> 250 ? 500
> 1000
As is shown in the table, specific sensor modules and assemblies with sensor elements require a rigorous coordination between your customer and the sensor supplier. And discover the best possible solution, a joint ?value innovation workshop? can provide a good solution.
More info on engineered solutions in neuro-scientific pressure measurement can be found on the WIKA website.
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