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Miniature Pressure Sensor from Measurement Specialties Eliminates Zero Shifts

Rugged titanium sensor provides reliable operation in harsh environments

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, has released the rugged XP5, a miniature pressure sensor with SanShift technology that eliminates zero shifts caused by installation torque.

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Designed for use in environments involving measurements in corrosive liquids and gases, as found in automotive, military and aerospace applications, as well as for rugged onboard equipment monitoring, the XP5 features a body and flush diaphragm constructed of titanium and is laser welded for increased durability. 

A temperature-compensated Wheatstone bridge with high stability micro-machined silicon strain gauges makes up the core sensing technology of the new sensor.  This enables the user to select various levels depending upon available options.

The XP5 can be used in both static and dynamic applications, and is available in absolute, sealed and gauge configurations from 1 bar to 70 bar, with a sealed format available up to 350 bar.

Several options, including an onboard amplifier for ranges from 5 bar to 350 bar as well as a custom temperature probe for all ranges, provide design flexibility and sensor customization to fit specific application requirements.

The IP50-rated XP5 conforms to EN 61010-1, EN 50081-1 and EN 50082-1. Frequency response in a non-amplified XP5 ranges from 108 kHz to 700 kHz. In addition, IP67 and IP68 versions are available upon request.

Technical Specifications

  • Linearity to +/- 0.25% FSO from 5 bar to 350 bar; +/- 0.5% FSO for lower ranges
  • Improved accuracy available in custom designs
  • M5x0.8 or 10-32UNF-2A thread screw mounting; specific lengths on request
  • Operating temperature: -40 degrees C to 120 degrees C
  • Compensated temperature: 0 degrees C to 60 degrees C

Pricing and delivery for the XP5 is dependent upon quantity ordered.

For more information, email t&m@meas-spec.com or visit http://www.meas-spec.com/product/tm_product.aspx?id=10043.

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UPCOMING TRADESHOW:  AHR Expo; Booth # 153; Jan 21-23, 2014; New York, NY

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES:  Please direct all product inquiries to Bob Arkell, NA Marketing Manager; bob.arkell@meas-spec.com; 760-466-7614.

About Measurement Specialties: Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, temperature, position, force, vibration, humidity and photo optics. MEAS uses multiple advanced technologies -- piezoresistive silicon, polymer and ceramic piezoelectric materials, application specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems ("MEMS"), foil strain gauges, electromagnetic force balance systems, fluid capacitive devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, anisotropic magneto-resistive devices, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic capacitive structures, ultrasonic measurement systems, optical measurement systems, negative thermal coefficient ("NTC") ceramic sensors, 3-6 DOF (degree of freedom) force/torque structures, complex mechanical resonators, magnetic reed switches, high frequency multipoint scanning algorithms, and high precision submersible hydrostatic level -- to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively.

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Phone: (215) 453-8700
E-mail: publicrelations@simongroup.com

SOURCE Measurement Specialties, Inc.

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