Pressure Sensors are ATEX-certified for harsh environments.

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Offering 60 mbar to 20 bar pressure range, DSK 701C pressure sensor modules are ATEX-prepared and carry Zone 0: II 1G Ex ia IIC T4 certification. Installed into housing or on machine, they connect to PC via RS232 interface. Menu-driven programming software is used to calibrate pressures, configure starting/end points of pressure range, damping, and offset adjustment. Units offer turn down ratio of 10:1, with no effect on accuracy, and operate in temperatures from -40 to +125°C.

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Ready-to-Mount, ATEX-Prepared Pressure Sensor Modules for OEMs

A new range of ready-to-mount pressure sensor modules for OEMs is now available that customers can integrate into their machine designs and instrumentation, including equipment that needs to be ATEX-certified for hazardous environments.

The DSK 701C pressure sensor module from Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd is a ready-to-assemble capacitive ceramic pressure sensor module that offers very low pressure ranges (20 bar down to 60mbar) but extremely high overpressure resistance.

An additional benefit to OEMs is that the module is ATEX-prepared and already carries Zone 0: II 1G Ex ia IIC T4 certification. This means the OEM can simply install the sensor module straight into a housing or on a machine, knowing that the module itself will require no additional, separate ATEX certification.

Designed specifically as a cost effective module for OEMs and machine builders, the DSK 701C can also be configured and programmed by the customer via an integrated RS232 interface. An optional configuration kit is available, which enables the OEM to reconfigure sensors for different end user applications. The module is simply connected to a PC via the RS232 interface and menu-driven programming software is used to calibrate pressures, configure starting points and end points of the pressure range, damping and offset adjustment.

Sam Drury, Sales & Marketing Director at Impress Sensors & Systems comments: "The pressure sensor module will have a wide appeal amongst OEMs and specialist machine builders, from waste water, sewerage and marine applications, through to manufacturers of inkjet printers. Some customers may already have their own electronics but require a ready-to-mount, low cost pressure sensor module to complete their system solution."

The DSK 701C has a ceramic membrane and offers a high turn down ratio of 10:1, without sacrificing accuracy. For example, a 1 bar rated sensor module can be turned down to 100mbar, but the accuracy remains at 0.1% and overpressure of 8bar is permissible.

The modules are available in gauge and absolute versions with a 4... 20mA output signal. Response time is 120ms (without electronic damping) and operating temperature range is from -40 deg C to +125 deg C. The unit is supplied with a PTFE filter as standard, with a brass venting tube option also available.

For more information on the DSK 701C, please call the sales department on 0118 981 7980 or visit the website at

About Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd

Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd ( is a rapidly expanding UK manufacturer and distributor of instrumentation products based in Aldermaston, Berkshire. The company prides itself on its expertise in pressure measurement and its knowledge of general instrumentation. The company manufactures its own range of standard and custom-designed pressure instruments in the UK, and distributes a wide portfolio of instrumentation products from its European partners - BD Sensors in Germany and Metallux in Switzerland. Impress specialises in offering a customised service in applications where standard products may not satisfy the technical requirements and price aspirations of customers. The company boasts the necessary technical expertise in mechanical, electronic and application engineering that enables it to supply instruments tailored to the customer's requirements.

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Sam Drury

Sales Director

Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd

Unit 6B, Mercury House

Calleva Park, Aldermaston,

Berkshire RG7 8PN

Tel: +44 (0) 118 981 7980

Fax: +44 (0) 118 981 7990


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