Devices that sense and convert physical information about the environment into a readable form such as analog voltage, current, charge, or frequency.
Sensors, Transducers and Detectors Categories
Acoustic and Audio Equipment (4,632 suppliers)
Sensors and instruments for measuring and transmitting sound levels and frequency.
Chemical Sensors (2,649 suppliers)
A wide classification of sensors that are used to analyze material samples, or their components, and record data specific to the application.
Density and Specific Gravity Sensing (298 suppliers)
Any method used to determine density and specific gravity including hydrometers, digital instruments, pycnometers, etc.
Displacement Sensing (2,346 suppliers)
Devices used to detect (optical, Hall effect, inductive, etc.) or measure changes in displacement.
Electrical and Electromagnetic Sensing (4,103 suppliers)
Devices used to detect and measure electrical and electromagnetic signals.
Encoders and Resolvers (1,669 suppliers)
Motion feedback devices providing position and velocity information to closed-loop control systems.
Environmental Sensors (6,819 suppliers)
Sensors designed to measure and test for changes in environmental conditions, including radiation (both wavelength and as a hazardous emission), temperature, moisture and dew point, smoke, dust and opacity, light, weather, and water quality.
Flow Sensing (6,584 suppliers)
Flow measurement instruments are used to determine flow rate by monitoring the amount of media passing during a specific time. Devices within this category can monitor liquids, gases or solids, and measure in units of mass, velocity or volume.
Force Sensing (3,538 suppliers)
Instruments, sensors and equipment for measuring static or dynamic force or torque.
Gas Sensing (2,058 suppliers)
Any method used to measure the amount of a specific gas or gases in a given environment including both sensors and instruments.
Humidity and Moisture Sensing (1,897 suppliers)
Instruments, sensors, indicators or controllers for measuring humidity, moisture content and weather conditions.
Level Sensing (4,216 suppliers)
Devices used to detect or measure level of liquids, gases or solids, within pipes or tanks, or to detect the interfaces between different materials.
Linear Position Sensing (2,346 suppliers)
Devices used to measure the linear displacement of an object.
Orientation Position Sensing (496 suppliers)
Sensors and instruments used to detect rotary position, angular position, tilt, or inclination relative to the horizon or a linear position.
Pressure Sensing (5,699 suppliers)
Instruments and sensors for measuring or controlling the pressure applied to a surface from a liquid, bulk material or discrete component.
Proximity or Presence Sensing (2,717 suppliers)
Sensors and Instruments for proximity sensing, including capacitive, photoelectric, inductive, Hall effect, ultrasonic, and other technologies.
Rotary Position Sensing (914 suppliers)
Devices and instruments for sensing and measurement of angular motion, speed, and position; includes encoders, resolvers, synchros and similar devices.
Safety Sensors and Switches (1,391 suppliers)
Safety sensors and switches are used in machines and other industrial applications to safeguard equipment and prevent personal injury.
Security Sensors and Systems (3,079 suppliers)
Security sensors and systems are used for access control, burglary, smoke or heat detection, and video monitoring or surveillance.
Temperature Sensing (9,372 suppliers)
Devices that are designed to detect or measure changes in temperature such as temperature probes, sensors, etc.
Tension Sensing (701 suppliers)
Instruments and controllers that measure, monitor or adjust tension in cable, fiber, belts, sheets and other webs.
Tilt Sensing (311 suppliers)
Sensors or instruments that detect inclination relative to the horizon, rotary position, angular rates or linear acceleration.
Torque Sensing (594 suppliers)
Instruments and controllers that measure, monitor or adjust torque in shafts, cables, fibers, rods and other components.
Vacuum Sensing (970 suppliers)
Instruments, sensors and test equipment for measuring sub-atmospheric pressures, controlling vacuum levels, detecting vacuum chamber leaks or analyzing gas compositions in vacuum systems.
Velocity Sensing (954 suppliers)
Instruments and controllers that measure, monitor or adjust velocity or speed in shafts, moving webs and other components.
Vibration and Acceleration Sensing (1,219 suppliers)
Instruments, sensors and equipment for producing, controlling or measuring vibratory or oscillatory motion.
Viscosity Sensing (263 suppliers)
Instruments and sensors for measuring the viscosity (resistance to flow) or viscoelastic properties of liquid or molten glass and plastic.
Vision and Color Sensing (394 suppliers)
CCD, CMOS or other image capturing sensors that form the heart of a digital camera or imaging system.
Weather Sensing (2,765 suppliers)
Instruments or sensors designed to measure one or multiple components of weather; including wind speed and direction, rain/snow fall, solar radiation, temperature, pressure and humidity.