Film Sensors for the Harsh Environment Application
Abstract:A capacitance level sensor with a segmented film
electrode and a thin-film volume flow sensor with an innovative
by-pass sleeve is presented as industrial products for the application in
a harsh environment. The working principle of such sensors is well
known; however, the traditional sensors show some limitations for
certain industrial measurements. The two sensors presented in this
paper overcome this limitation and enlarge the application spectrum.
The problem is analyzed, and the solution is given. The emphasis of
the paper is on developing the problem-solving concepts and the
realization of the corresponding measuring circuits. These should give
advice and encouragement, how we can still develop electronic
measuring products in an almost saturated market.
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