- By Martijn Stopel, Sensata Technologies

Pressure sensors are used in a variety of industrial applications where they play a critical role in ensuring system pressures are within acceptable ranges to help ensure reliable equipment operation. There are different advantages to using analog and digital pressure sensors, depending on the installation and system requirements. Though there are still installations where using analog pressure sensors make the most sense, there is a growing number of applications in Industry 4.0 that benefit from using their digital counterparts.

Once the user has assessed whether an analog or digital pressure sensor is most appropriate for the given application, understanding some of the beneficial features that digital pressure sensors offer industrial applications will help improve the system’s safety, efficiency and reliability.

Digital pressure sensors like Sensata’s PTE7300 feature additional electronics onboard that suppress noise from sources such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and GSM and ISM bands. In addition, they feature low power consumption for battery operation, fast response time, increased sensor diagnostics, and sensor communication integrity check using cyclic redundancy check (CRC).

Learn when and why it is best to use digital pressure sensors in industrial applications and what types of features can help increase system safety, efficiency and reliability in this white paper.