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Differential Transducers for Jet Engines

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Pressure Units Monitor Jet Blast Deflector Tests

Differential transducers for jet engines can greatly help your essential aerospace operations. Let’s take a moment to look at what jet differential transducers can do for your company.

Jet Blast Deflectors

Jet Blast Deflectors (JBD), located behind the catapults aboard aircraft carriers, deflect high energy exhaust from the jet engines to prevent damage and injury to other aircraft and personnel within a close proximity.

After use, the JBD quickly retracts flush into the flight deck so that people and other aircraft can move across. An elaborate system pumps coolant fluid through the panels to dissipate the intense heat focused onto the JBD by the aircraft engines, cooling it enough to protect the crew and prevent damage to the tires of aircraft rolling across the retracted panel.

When it becomes necessary to modify the JBD to accommodate new aircraft, the configuration needs to be tested to ensure that the cooling capability is sufficient. The test stand for this critical cooling system records 103 parameters, including the overall flow rate, to determine the effectiveness of the new configuration.

The test uses 57 LORD Sensing-Stellar Technology series GT180 jet differential transducers to monitor the supply and outlet pressures, and 45 LORD Sensing-Stellar Technology series DT190 differential transducers for jets located throughout the system.

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Pressure Sensors for Robotics

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Pressure Sensors are a Critical Component in Robotic Paint Sprayers

Pressure sensors for robotics have a diverse range of applications, and one worth noting is their use in robotic paint sprayers. Let’s examine how robotic pressure sensors apply to these products.

Robotic Paint Sprayers

Today’s robotic paint sprayers are able to apply paint quickly with minimal overspray and maximum transfer efficiency. High-tech paint spraying techniques require the control of several variables to produce the high-energy air stream which atomizes the paint and provides a finish free of streaks, runs, and drips on everything from refrigerators to fenders.

Realizing that consistent and correct air pressure is critical to producing the best results, a manufacturer of robotic paint sprayers challenged LORD Sensing-Stellar Technology engineers with determining how to monitor and control the pressure of the robot’s paint line.

To meet this specific need, our engineers developed a custom sensor solution:

  • We crafted a miniature series FT1150 pressure transducer for robotics with 0.5” flush diaphragm which prevents line clogging, facilitates cleaning, and meets special space constraints.
  • Additionally, we designed a unique right angle electrical receptacle to shorten the case length and we incorporated a zero pot in the electrical housing for easy access after installation.

This final pressure sensor for robotics unit provided a static accuracy of ±0.50% (BFSL) over the 1,000 psi range with a low ±0.030% thermal error. The FT1150 sensor had an output of 4-20 mA, was shock and vibration resistant, had a 2x proof pressure, and was intrinsically safe rated.

This robotics pressure sensor is another fine example of the standard products being customized by LORD Sensing-Stellar Technology engineers to meet unique application requirements.

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For custom solutions like those we’ve implemented for robotic paint sprayers, and for further info about pressure sensors for robotics, be sure to contact our team today!

 

16 Advantages of Our Hammer Union Pressure Transducers

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Our line of hammer union pressure transducers has been utilized by a diverse range of industries, helping to streamline and optimize essential operations. Let’s take a moment to look at how our hammer union pressure transducers can benefit your business today.

  1. Successfully field-tested by well service companies
  2. Proven performance and reliability in shale formation fracturing applications
  3. All units come standard with shock and vibration protection
  4. EMI/RFI immunity designed within the units
  5. All welded stainless-steel design, meaning no fasteners to vibrate loose
  6. One-piece Inconel male sub and sensor diaphragm
  7. Compliance with NACE standard MR0175(ISO15156)
  8. Available in WECO®1502, 2202, 2002 configurations
  9. Robust electrical receptacles designed for upstream oil/gas applications
  10. All electrical receptacles are bolt-on (with O-ring seal) or welded
  11. No zero and span pots to allow for moisture ingress
  12. Standard carrying handle designed for WECO® nut to slip over
  13. Complete repair/recalibration service
  14. Intrinsically safe certifications from both CSA and DVN (for ATEX)
  15. More comprehensive calibration record
  16. Ranges in stock in multiple locations for off-the-shelf delivery

As you can see, hammer union pressure transducers from LORD Sensing-Stellar Technology offer an impressive array of features and worthwhile attributes which makes them a vital addition to your operations.

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Sensors for Commercial Spaceflight Applications

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Accurate and Reliable Measurements of Pressure, Temperature, Force, and More

Advancements in commercial spaceflight have created many opportunities for engineers to utilize LORD Sensing-Stellar Technology’s broad range of sensor products. Our pressure transducers and transmitters, load cells, torque sensors, temperature transducers, displacement sensors and instrumentation is ideal for providing measurement solutions for both in-flight and ground support applications for commercial spaceflight.

When developing platforms for commercial spaceflight, innovative companies are developing launch vehicles, propulsion systems, spacecraft, flight control systems, recovery systems, and ground support systems that will place a premium on safety, reliability, efficiency, and cost. In each case, our proven track record helps ensure the success of these commercial space initiatives, making our sensors for commercial spaceflight essential assets.

Applications

Space-qualified Applications

  • NASA Space Shuttle Program
  • Commercial orbit transportation svcs.
  • Cargo and crew
  • NASA Constellation Program
  • Satellites (commercial and defense)
  • Launch vehicles

General Purpose

  • Components testing
  • Proof-of-concept validation
  • Materials testing
  • Wind tunnel testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Qualification testing

Primary Systems

  • Landing gear systems
  • Cargo deployment systems
  • Hydraulic actuator testing
  • Airframe stress tests
  • Flight control systems
  • Fuel monitoring systems

Testing

  • Flight simulators
  • Hydraulic systems testing
  • Linear/rotary actuators
  • Rocket engine thrust tests
  • Rocket engine fuel control
  • Ground support monitoring systems

Commercial Spaceflight Sensors

ST1300 Series Space-rated Pressure Transducer – Capacity: up to 40,000 psi

  • Improved thermal performance
  • All stainless-steel construction
  • Shock and vibration resistant
  • 19-point calibration record traceable to NIST
  • Designed for orbital environments
  • Electronics manufactured to NASA 8739.3
  • Radiation grade electronics
  • 5 Vdc full scale output

ST150 Series Pressure Transducer – Capacity: up to 2,000 psi

  • 316 SS wetted material (hydrogen compatible)
  • Lightweight/compact size
  • Low thermal error
  • 3 mV/V output
  • Wide compensated temperature range
  • Built-in over pressure protection
  • All stainless-steel construction
  • Shock and vibration resistant
  • 19-point calibration record traceable to NIST

CNR960 Series Canister Load Cell – Capacity: 25K-2,000K lbs

  • Tension and compression
  • High level output (analog and digital)
  • High static accuracy
  • High fatigue life
  • High immunity to off-axis loading
  • Center thread mount or circular bolt mount

DT190 Series Differential Pressure Transducer – Capacity: 50-40,000 psi

  • Compact size
  • Wide temperature capabilities
  • No fluid fill
  • All welded stainless-steel
  • Unidirectional and bidirectional operation
  • 25% accuracy
  • 15-point calibration record traceable to NIST

All solutions are backed by LORD Sensing-Stellar Technology’s world-recognized support staff. For pricing and ordering information for our commercial spaceflight sensors, contact our sales team at 800.274.1846 or reach out to us online.

Versatile Digital Pressure Sensors for Every Industry

Industrial1As a leading manufacturer of pressure sensors, Stellar Technology is sure to have the exact model you need for your company’s applications.

With the unique, unparalleled combination of engineering expertise, proven sensor technology, field experience and manufacturing capability, Stellar Technology is your company’s best source for digital pressure sensors.

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Pressure Transmitters from Stellar Technology

At Stellar Technology, we manufacture pressure transmitters that are found in industrial capacities all over the world.

What Makes Our Pressure Transmitters Ideal for Your Company?

Industrial1It all starts with a state-of-the-art facility that has all the resources needed to meet any of the fast-evolving test and measurement challenges of the industry.

With an exhaustive array of transmitters in stock, we are guaranteed to have the specific item you need.

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Barometric Pressure Sensors from Stellar Technology

Industrial1Stellar Technology designs and manufactures high-accuracy barometric pressure sensors for a variety of industries:

A Custom-Designed Barometric Pressure Sensor Unique to Your Company

Stellar Technology engineers design custom sensor solutions with high-accuracy barometric pressure references.

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Aircraft Pressure Sensors That Get the Job Done

loadcells-smallStellar Technology is very active in the aerospace industry, which includes designing and manufacturing aircraft pressure sensors to monitor a number of systems throughout an aircraft. Our engineers communicate with each client to design the custom sensor that best matches the application.

The willingness and ability to manufacture these one-of-a-kind pressure sensors for any type of unique application truly sets us apart from the competition.

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