Hydraulic systems use fluids subjected to pressure to generate, control and transfer energy. They are found in presses, elevators, lifting platforms and many other industrial applications.
Alongside a number of packaged, ready-to-use sensors with a standardized output or what are known as transmitters* based on a silicon sensing element with an oil seal, AMSYS also supplies piezoceramic sensors with evaluation electronics for measuring pressure in hydraulic plants and devices. These are particularly suitable for use in high pressure ranges. The sensors are used to control and monitor the hydraulic systems in the following example machines, among others:
- Construction machinery (cranes, diggers)
- Utility vehicles
- Machine tools
- Mobile work tools
These machines require pressure sensors which satisfy the demands of the construction industry (heavy duty applications). This means robust materials, standard contacts and EMC immunity, etc., expressed in approval for use in heavy industry.
Utility vehicles use hydraulic pressure to move loading platforms, trailers and support devices.
This term refers to machinery which can manufacture objects and workpieces using various tools (processing units). It includes cutters, lathes and presses, etc.
Mobile work tools
This type of machinery is not only found in the construction industry but also in agriculture and forestry, land development and road engineering. The same sensor specifications apply here as to those used in construction machinery.
*Transmitters are calibrated, amplified, ready-to-use sensors with a standardized output in a package for direct installation.