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In the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, frequently a computer processor. A sensor is always used with other electronics.

Sensors are used in everyday objects such as touch-sensitive elevator buttons (tactile sensor) and lamps which dim or brighten by touching the base, besides innumerable applications of which most people are never aware. With advances in micromachinery and easy-to-use microcontroller platforms, the uses of sensors have expanded beyond the traditional fields of temperature, pressure or flow measurement,[1] for example into MARG sensors. Moreover, analog sensors such as potentiometers and force-sensing resistors are still widely used. Applications include manufacturing and machinery, airplanes and aerospace, cars, medicine, robotics and many other aspects of our day-to-day life.

A sensor’s sensitivity indicates how much the sensor’s output changes when the input quantity being measured changes.

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The Importance of Maintenance and Vibration Monitoring in Wastewater Treatment Plants

Equipment monitoring and maintenance in a wastewater treatment setting isn’t optional. Failures are often highly publicized events resulting in an angry public and regulatory sanctions. And so it should be. Each water treatment plant ...

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What Kind of Vibration Sensors Does Your Plant Need?

Each industrial plant is different with its own unique requirements, but one common thread shared by most plants is the need for robust vibration monitoring solutions. Vibration sensors can provide a unique view into the inner workings ...

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