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Risk of using off-the-shelf temperature sensors in harsh environments

Risk of using off-the-shelf temperature sensors in harsh environments Products, equipment, and systems that must perform in harsh environments are only as reliable as their weakest component.  Temperature sensors used in such environments are often times the weak link and the source of costly disruption and downtime. This is true in a wide range of […]

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Why doesn’t my temperature sensor work like I want?

Why doesn’t my temperature sensor work like I want? An effective sensor development methodology is critical Engineers often encounter challenging applications where they are unable to find an off-the-shelf temperature sensor that reliably meets their requirements.   When you need to design and build a custom sensor, you should follow a comprehensive product development methodology to […]

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Downtime can really bite

Downtime can really bite: Increase your fiber optic network’s reliability with fault tolerance and early warning diagnostics Fault tolerance is critical to any control system for a mission-critical process to mitigate the risk of expensive or hazardous process downtime.   For control applications that require fiber optic cabling, achieving fault tolerance can be complicated. Many solutions […]

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Why did my temperature sensor die?

Why did my temperature sensor die? Early engineering analysis matters for critical applications Temperature sensors used in harsh environments face numerous threats to survival.  Failures are usually driven by external forces including thermal and mechanical shock, vibration, humidity, corrosion, radiation and dynamic thermal pressure cycling. Sensors subjected to these environments will ultimately fail, but how […]

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How do I select a temperature sensor for harsh environment conditions?

We can help you select a temperature sensor for harsh environments Many mission critical applications demand a temperature measurement solution that can perform well in extremely harsh environments.  Harsh environments can wreak havoc on temperature sensors and warrant special attention during sensor design and development. In harsh environments, temperatures are typically measured using a thermocouple […]

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Plug-and-play fiber optic network components

Plug-and-play fiber optic network components simplify remote I/O installation and maintenance Control engineers face important decisions when extending industrial networks to monitor or control remote assets.  Managing remote assets can be difficult, and copper cable and sometimes wireless solutions cannot meet distance or signal reliability requirements.  In these cases, fiber optic cable is the best option.  […]

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Fractured production and operational disruption

Fractured production and operational disruption: The true costs of long lead times for custom sensors Product manufacturing and construction projects requiring custom temperature sensor components are at risk of disruption if the supply of these components involves long or unpredictable lead times. Fractured production and operational disruptions can be very costly, usually dwarfing the unit purchase […]

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