Kavlico combined pressure/temperature sensors debut for aircraft, ground support vehicles

MOORPARK, Calif., 20 June 2009. Kavlico, a global business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), has released a combined pressure and temperature sensor for use in monitoring hydraulic systems aboard aircraft and on ground support vehicles. These compact sensors provide a reliable, accurate measurement solution well suited to harsh environments with extreme temperature fluctuations, high vibration, humidity, and active chemical attack.

Jun 20th, 2009

MOORPARK, Calif., 20 June 2009. Kavlico, a global business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), has released a combined pressure and temperature sensor for use in monitoring hydraulic systems aboard aircraft and on ground vehicles.

These compact sensors provide a reliable, accurate measurement solution well suited to harsh environments with extreme temperature fluctuations, high vibration, humidity, and active chemical attack. Due to their small form factor, the sensors are also well-suited for active control systems, system status, and health monitoring.

Typical applications include:
• Distributed hydraulic power-by-wire
• Actuator control
• Force fight monitor and control
• Feedback control of power drive systems

Available in pressures ranges of 0-500 through 0-10,000 PSIA (0-30 to 0-700 Bar), the sensors have an operational temperature range of -55 to +125ºC with an isolated thermowell.

The lightweight sensors (less than 6.5 ounces) have a stainless-steel housing and are supplied with a Mil-38999 style connector, with additional configurations available. Operating on 5 to 15 V DC with higher range options, the sensors can be configured with an amplified or non-amplified output.

With an MTBF of 300,000 hours at nominal operating pressure, the standard option sensor is qualified to DO 160 requirements for shock, vibration, altitude operation, and environmental conditions such as salt fog, moisture, and dust.

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