Pressure transmitters for mobile equipment


In order to provide solutions for use in mobile equipment, South African company Turck has expanded its portfolio of pressure sensors with the introduction of the PT1100/2100 transmitters. This technology can be applied within the mining, forestry, agricultural and building machinery industries. Compared to conventional machine building, the field of mobile equipment has more demanding requirements, particularly with regard to resistance to overpressure, vibration and shock, as well as increased electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance. The new pressure sensors of the PT1100/2100 series are specially optimised for this and therefore offer a robust solution for one of the sensor types most frequently used in mobile equipment.

The transmitters are available with protection to IP67 or IP69K. The compact design meets the requirements for shock and vibration resistance in accordance with the ISO 16750 road vehicle standard. Also, temperature fluctuations only have a minimal effect on the measurement accuracy. Besides the M12 plug connectors, the series offers sector-specific electrical connection solutions, such as the AMP Superseal 1.5 or Deutsch DT04-3P. The sensors operate in a wide power supply range from 7.5-33 VDC.

With a test level of up to 100 V/m, the PT1100/2100 series guarantees optimal EMC performance, thus meeting the requirements of the following mobile equipment standards: ISO 13766 (earthmoving and building construction machinery); DIN EN 13309 (construction machinery); DIN ISO 14982 (forestry and agriculture); ECE R10 (automotive directive); and 2004/104/EC (automotive directive).