sensing element

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Noun1.sensing element - any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive mannersensing element - any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
metal detector - detector that gives a signal when it detects the presence of metal; used to detect the presence of stray bits of metal in food products or to find buried metal
mine detector - detector consisting of an electromagnetic device; used to locate explosive mines
electric eye, magic eye, photocell, photoconductive cell, photoelectric cell - a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
trace detector - a screening device for traces of explosives; used at airline terminals
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Temperature sensing element: The forerunning Temperature Sensor Manufacturers in India are dealing in devices comprises of coil, wire or grid of conductive films as the sensing element.
The AT/ATR-MS Series AC Current Transducer combines a current sensing element and signal conditioner into a single package.
With a stainless steel, hermetically sealed design, the PTA5000 package isolate the sensing element from almost any media without requiring internal sealing.
The design incorporates a micromachined variable capacitive sensing element and custom integrated circuit.
Utilizing a hermetically sealed precision ceramic piezoelectric single-axis sensing element expands both the measurement resolution (additional 66 dB over typical MEMS accelerometers) and useable frequency range to 8 kHz (nearly eight times typical MEMS response).
The sensor design combines PiezoStar crystals and integral hybrid microelectronics to achieve very low sensitivity variation over the wide operating temperature range, compared with quartz and ceramic sensing element designs.
The unique design of the piezoelectric seismic system inherently provides complete mechanical isolation of the sensing element.
The resulting sophisticated analog chain provides the necessary amplification and offset compensation for the sensing element.
Sometimes the fire sensing element lines, NSN 1680-00-895-9426 and NSN 1680-00-895-9427, chafe against the airframe surface.
Meanwhile, foam forming on the surface of a liquid and touching the sensing element of the level switch may cause a "full" status signal before the actual liquid that the switch is supposed to control has actually reached its defined maximum.
The unit is enclosed in an all-metal, dust and water resistant NEMA Type 4X (IP66) rated package designed for hazardous area installations and includes a sensing element constructed with all welded 316 stainless steel and Hastelloy-C tips.
The sensors come with easily replaceable ORP cartridges that plug into a 316 stainless steel body, which incorporates the sensing element, a temperature module and a signal conditioner with cabling.