Sensors For Alternative Energy Applications

Alternative energy initiatives continue to find complements to hydrocarbon based energy sources. Some of these programs are well established while others continue to explore approaches that provide innovative sources of energy. Stellar Technology’s complete selection of pressure transducers/transmitters, load cells, force sensors, reaction torque transducers, temperature sensors, and LVDT displacement transducers provide sensors vital to both the development and implementation of these alternative energy technologies. From wind turbines to fuel cell production to power transmission systems, Stellar Technology’s engineering expertise, proven sensor technology, field experience, and manufacturing capabilities provide customers with high-reliability sensors for this broad range of applications. Our engineering and manufacturing center in Amherst, New York, is uniquely designed to deliver both standard products and custom-engineered special products. Rely on Stellar Technology to add value to your alternative energy solutions.

Alternative Energy Sensors for:

  • Fuel Cell Research and Development
  • Fuel Cell Production
  • Hydro-Current Framing Fluid Control Systems
  • Large-scale Hydrogen Production
  • Wind Turbine Transmission Monitoring
  • Wind Turbine Lubrication Systems
  • Geothermal Pumping Systems
  • Proof-Of-Concept Testing and Validation
  • Hybrid Battery Testing
  • SWAC (Salt-Water Air Conditioning)
  • Pumping Systems
  • Hybrid Engine Testing
  • Materials and Component Testing
  • Hydraulic Systems Testing
  • Testing and Fabrication of Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Pollutant Remediation Systems
  • Direct Energy Conversion Processes
  • OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion)
  • Plants—(Pressure and Force Measurement for Pumps and Mooring Systems)
  • Fuel Analyzers
  • Handling Systems for Nuclear Fuel Rods


Pressure Sensors

  • Pressure Ranges from 1 to 100,000 PSI
  • Absolute, Gage, True Gage, Differential, Vacuum, Barometric
  • Accuracies to 0.05% FSO.
  • High-Frequency Response
  • All-Welded Stainless Steel (17-4, 15-5, Inconel, Monel, Hastelloy)
  • mV/V, Analog or Digital Outputs (including RS232, RS485, CANbus)
  • Internal Data Logger Versions
  • Operating Temperatures to 450ºF
  • Designs Submersible to 12,000 ft. Seawater
  • Flush Diaphragm Models
  • Engineered-to-Order Custom Designs

LVDT Displacement Sensors

  • Stroke Ranges from ± 0.01 in. to ± 18.5 in.
  • Linearities from 1% to 0.1%
  • Spring Guided, Captive Guided, Free Unguided Armatures
  • AC and DC Versions
  • All-Welded Stainless Steel
  • Precision Gaging Units with Air Push Armatures
  • Submersible Designs
  • High Temperature Options
  • Subsea Versions Submersible to 7500 ft. of Seawater

Load Cells, Force Sensors, Reaction Torque Sensors

  • Load Ranges from Grams to 2 Million lbf
  • Tension, Compression, and Tension & Compression
  • Complete Selection of Standard and Special Configurations
  • Constructed of Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, or Aluminum
  • Miniature and Subminiature Versions
  • mV/V, Analog or Digital Outputs (including RS232, RS485, CANbus)
  • Multiple Bridge Configurations
  • Internal Data Logger Versions
  • Operating Temperatures to 400ºF
  • Designs Submersible to 12,000 ft. Seawater
  • Engineered-to-Order Custom Designs

Temperature Transducers and Transmitters

  • Temperature Ranges from – 320ºF to + 750ºF
  • No Thermowell Required
  • Customer Specified Probe Lengths
  • All-Welded Stainless Steel Construction
  • Hermetically Sealed
  • Dual Temperature and Pressure Configurations
  • Analog and Digital Outputs (Including RS232, RS485, CANbus)
  • Customer Specified Process Connections