Ceramic Sensors target construction/agricultural vehicles.

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Withstanding high shock, EMC, and vibration environments, 40 g ceramic capacitive pressure sensors are suited for high-volume OEM applications in construction and agricultural vehicle market. Temperature-compensated sensors, enclosed in brass housing, operate from -30° to +100°C and are accurate to ±1% FS including linearity, repeatability, and hysteresis. Powered by regulated 5.0 Vdc power supply, rugged units are available in pressure ranges of 0-15 to 0-500 psia.

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Next Generation Ceramic Sensor Ideal Fit for High Volume OEM Construction and Agricultural Vehicle Applications

MOORPARK, Calif. - Kavlico is an operation of Schneider Electric and a global business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST). At the ConExpo/IFPE show, Kavlico is rolling out their latest family of ceramic capacitive pressure sensors that are perfectly suited for high volume, OEM applications in the construction and agricultural vehicle market sector. The newly designed, cost-effective sensor package is small in size, lightweight (40 grams) and robust enough to offer superior reliability and value for each application.

These rugged devices feature a brass housing and have an accuracy specification of ±1% of full scale including linearity, repeatability and hysteresis over the normal operating temperature range of -30° to +100°C. These sensors are capable of withstanding the high shock, EMC and vibration environments found in vehicle applications. Available in pressure ranges of 0-15 to 0-500 PSIA, these high performance sensors are powered by a regulated 5.0 Vdc power supply and provide an output proportional to pressure with the customer specific output rails. Overpressure capability is 3x pressure ranges of 0 to 15 through 0 to 300 PSI and 2x pressure for the 0 to 500 PSI range.

Fully temperature compensated, the sensors have excellent EMI/EMC performance and have superior output stability. A wide selection of pressure ports and electrical connector options are available to suit each application specific requirement.

Typical vehicle applications include:

Crankcase Overpressure

Engine Oil Pressure


Automatic Transmission Pressure

About Kavlico

Kavlico is an operation of Custom Sensors & technologies (CST) and is a global business unit of Schneider Electric. Kavlico is a leading manufacturer of pressure, position (LVDT & RVDT), force, level, tilt, media quality, and other specialty sensors, and transducers for the transportation, industrial and aerospace & defense markets. www.kavlico.com

About Custom Sensors & Technologies

Headquartered in Moorpark, CA - Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a global business unit of Schneider Electric and is comprised of industry-leading brands including Crouzet, Kavlico, Crydom, and former divisions of BEI Technologies - Newall and Systron Donner. CST provides sensors, controls, and actuation products for the Transportation, Industrial and Aerospace & Defense markets.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the world's power and control specialist. Through its world-class brands, Merlin Gerin, Square D and Telemacanique, Schneider Electric anticipates and satisfies its customers' requirements in the residential, building, industry and energy and infrastructure markets. Schneider Electric has more than 200 manufacturing sites around the world and supports more than 200 associations. With 120,000 employees and operations in 106 countries, Schneider Electric generated sales of 17.3 billion in 2007. www.schneider-electric.com.

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