Rugged pressure sensor introduced by Honeywell for use with high-pressure hydraulic fluids

MINNEAPOLIS, 23 Jan. 2013. Honeywell Inc. in Minneapolis is introducing the HPS series pressure sensor switches for use in rugged industrial and transportation applications that require the making or breaking of an electrical connection in response to a pressure change.

The HPS series electromechanical gauge pressure on/off switches have a 2 million life cycle rating, IP67 environmental sealing, and several port and termination options.

The HPS series are available either with single pole single throw (SPST) normally open or normally closed circuitry, or single pole double throw (SPDT) circuitry.

Honeywell's switches offer several features that make them well-suited for use in rugged industrial and transportation applications. Features include:

-- wide pressure switching point range of 150 to 4500 pounds per square inch (psi);

-- proof pressure rating of 10,000 psi and burst pressure rating of 20000 psi;

-- IP67 sealing rating ensures media ingress will not create switch failure-useful in applications where the switch is splashed with fluid or is temporarily immersed, enhancing reliability and durability;

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-- compatibility with a variety of media including petroleum-based hydraulic fluids (engine oil, gasoline, diesel, transmission fluid, etc.), pressurized air, water, mineral oil-based brake fluid, and more enhance durability in tough environments;

-- selection of terminations including spade terminals, screw terminals, Deutsch DT04-3P, AMP Superseal 1.5, cable, cable with Deutsch DT04-3P, cable with AMP Superseal 1.5, cable with Packard Metripak 150, cable with DIN 4365D-C, cable with M12 x 1, and 150 mm cable with Packard weatherpack male terminal, as well as numerous port types including 1/2-20 UNF, M14 x 1.5, 9/16-18 UNF, and 3/4-16 UNF allow customers the ability to configure the switch to meet their application needs; and

-- an operating temperature range of -40 to 120 degrees Celsius.

Potential transportation applications include heavy duty construction machinery, agricultural machinery, and material handling machinery. Potential industrial applications include CNC machines, compressors, boilers, fracking equipment, mud pumps, presses, punches, pressure washers, trash compactors, water jet cutting machines, and any machinery that use high pressure hydraulic fluids.

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