Make Weighing Easier
TG Load Cells: Make Weighing Easier

Call Us


TG Load Cells:
Make Weighing Easier
Widely used in various occasions requiring force measurement and process monitoring.

How to Avoid Faults in Pressure Sensors?

Nowadays, the electronic and mechanical industries are expanding rapidly, and more and more components are needed for machinery, such as the use of pressure sensors, which are widely used in various fields. Pressure sensors and sensor housings generally need to be grounded, signal cables should also be grounded and not mixed with power cables, and sensors and differential pressure sensors should avoid strong electromagnetic interference. Sensors and sensors should be checked regularly according to industry regulations.

Most of the faults on construction sites are caused by improper use and installation of pressure sensors

  • Component blockage or incorrect installation method, unreasonable pressure point.

  • Pressure primer leakage or blockage, residual gas in the filling tube or liquid in the inflation tube, sediment in the sensor process flange, forming a measuring dead zone.

  • Incorrect sensor wiring, too high or too low power supply voltage, poor contact between indicator head and external wiring terminal.

  • Equipment is not operated in strict accordance with skill requirements, and equipment methods and site environment do not meet skill requirements.

Maintenance of pressure sensors

Be careful when cleaning

Before using a wire brush or compound to clean the extruder barrel, remove all sensors. Both of these cleaning methods may damage the vibration membrane of the sensor. When heating the cylinder, the sensor should also be removed and the top wiped with a soft cloth that will not cause wear and tear. A clean drill bit and sleeve should also be used to clean the holes on the sensor.

Keep dry

Although the sensor circuit design can withstand harsh extrusion processing environments, most sensors are not waterproof and are not conducive to normal operation in humid environments. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that the water in the extruder barrel body water cooling device will not leak, otherwise, it will have a negative impact on the sensor. If the pressure sensor must be exposed to water or humid environments, choose a highly waterproof sensor.

Choose the right location

When the pressure sensor is installed too close to the upstream of the production line, the unfused material may wear the top of the sensor; if the sensor is installed too far back, a stagnant area of molten material may be formed between the sensor and the screw stroke, and the molten material may degrade here and cause the pressure signal to be distorted; if the sensor is too deep, the screw may touch the top of the sensor during the rotation process and damage the sensor. Generally, the sensor can be located in front of the filter cartridge, before or after the melt pump, or inside the mold.

Keep the installation hole clean

Keeping the installation hole clean and preventing molten material from blocking is an important link to ensure the normal operation of the equipment. Before cleaning the extruder, all pressure sensors should be removed from the barrel to prevent damage. When removing the sensor, the melt may flow into the installation hole and harden. If these residual molten materials are not cleaned, the top of the sensor may be damaged when the sensor is reinstalled. A cleaning tool can be used to clean these molten residues. However, repeated cleaning procedures can aggravate the damage to the installation hole caused by the sensor. If this happens, measures should be taken to lift the pressure sensor into the installation hole.

Tianguang, as an expert and well-experienced force sensor manufacturer, offers two types of pressure sensors:

Strain Gauge Pressure Sensor

Diffused Silicon Pressure Sensor

Pressure force sensors find application in various sectors such as chemical, metallurgical, aerospace, and other industries, consult with Tianguang - the leading pressure sensors manufacturer based in Anhui, China, OEM and ODM solutions to meet any weighing requirements.

Related Load Cells from TGLOADCELLS

Other Blogs about Load Sensor

More Products
Get in Touch
For better future and business, let’s get started now.
Contact Info
Whether you have a question about product featurres, shipping, site policies or anything else, we're here to help ad ready to answer your questions.
No. 118, Jiahe Road, High-Tech Zone, Bengbu, Anhui, China
Request a Free quote