Miniature Titanium Pressure Sensor Available with USB Output

Irvine, CA, April 30, 2009 --( FUTEK Introduces PMP943 Miniature Pressure Sensor with USB option

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FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) has just added the PMP943 Miniature Pressure Sensor to their USB Sensor Solution Line. The new module with USB output eliminates the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment making usage that much easier. The plug and play gives you power to monitor the output of the sensor and enjoy measurement that is less affected by noise, temperature variation or power supply requirement. The USB integration also includes FUTEK’s USB Software which allows users to monitor the output of the Sensor in real time.

The PMP943 Pressure Sensor is fit for several industrial applications and can withstand the harshest environments. The small size and lightweight, titanium design makes it ideal for tough vibration and shock environments, resistant to extreme temperatures, and ideal for corrosive fluid environments. This mini Pressure Sensor is recommended for applications involving rough handling or where a completely hermetically sealed transducer is required. All subsea applications such as Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles - ROV’s, and Subsea Christmas Trees as well as Offshore Testing, Fossil Fuel Exploration and Cargo Level Gauging are suitable for the PMP943.

This particular sensor is an Ultra Miniature Pressure Sensor made of all titanium construction with a small mass molded cable. It is also made of a miniature and ultra light design weighing < 10g. This mini transducer provides high performance with an output of 5V DC from a 5V DC +/- 10Mv supply. Input pressure range is 73 PSI up to 5800 PSI, withstanding vibrations of up to 50g at up to 20-2000Hz.

The PMP series Pressure Transducers are manufactured from one piece of all titanium construction in a miniature design, allowing for a thin diaphragm and heavy side walls. The design produces a very sensitive but extremely rugged transducer able to cover the entire pressure range of up to 5,800 PSI. In addition FUTEK can provide custom designed devices for specialized applications. This model features an all welded rugged design to provide a high degree of compatibility with a very lightweight construction and uses thin film gauge technology.

Product Highlights:

Ultra Miniature Pressure Sensor: 10.6mm
All Titanium Light Weight Sensor > 10g
NEMA 4 (IP65)
Available in Gauge & Absolute Pressure
Built in Electronic: 0.5 to 4.5Vdc Output
High Bandwidth Capability: up to 5 kHz
High Temperature Capability: -40 to +140 degrees Celsius
Utilizes Metal Foil Strain Gauge Technology

For those who are a looking for a complete system solution, FUTEK can provide digital displays such as the IPM490 or related instrumentation. FUTEK’s IPM500 Panel Mount Signal Conditioner with Digital Display is FUTEK’s general solution for a complete sensor and instrumentation system.

Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.
Kimberly Fajardo