Pressure/Temperature Sensor is used with R744 refrigerant.

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Suited for mobile air conditioning systems, combined pressure & temperature sensor features operating pressure range of 0-150 bar with proof and burst pressure of 210 and 320 bar, respectively. Featuring TiON (Titanium OxyNitride) thin film technology, it has -40 to +180°C operating process media temperature range and -40°C to +135°C ambient operating temperature range. RoHS compliant, rugged, and vibration-resistant unit offers built-in reverse polarity and over-voltage protection.



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Combined Pressure & Temperature Sensor for R744 Mobile Air Conditioning Systems



June 16, 2008

MOORPARK, Calif. - Kavlico, a global business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) and an operation of Schneider Electric, is pleased to announce its newly released combined pressure & temperature sensor for use with the natural refrigerant R744 (C02) for pressure & temperature sensing in mobile air conditioning systems. By replacing ozone depleting or global warming refrigerants with R744, global greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced significantly. Consequently, Kavlico's new sensor fits this newly-created niche by delivering a technically-capable product that meets our "green" initiative.

This rugged, low-cost sensor has a 17-4 PH hermetically sealed stainless housing. The sense element is based upon Kavlico's patented TiON (Titanium OxyNitride) thin film technology which is capable of withstanding high media temperatures.

The sensor's high operating pressure range of 0 to150 Bar with a proof pressure of 210 Bar and a burst pressure of 320 Bar is well-suited for this demanding application. The operating process media temperature range is -40°C to +180°C, while the ambient operating temperature is -40°C to +135°C.

Highly stable and accurate, the sensor can be specified with either an analog, SPI, LIN2.0, or CANbus output. The sensor tolerates high vibration environments and has built-in reverse polarity protection as well as extremely good over-voltage protection.

The innovative metal-injection-molded (MIM) design allows for a reduced package size that is light in weight and easy to install. Additionally, the sensor does not use an external probe for measuring temperature.

RoHS compliant, this sensor meets the EU directives for electrical and electronic equipment for a greener environment.

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. www.cstsensors.com

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.

For more information, please contact:

Lori Appel
Manager, Marketing Communications
Kavlico
T 805-552-3406
F 805-523-7125
lappel@kavlico.com

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