Honeywell's TruStability enhanced TSC Series and NSC Series are piezo-resistive silicon pressure sensors offering a ratiometric analogue output for reading pressure over the specified full scale pressure span and temperature range. The TSC Series and NSC Series sensors are intended for use with non-corrosive non-ionic gases such as air. Port 1 can also be used for non-corrosive non-ionic liquids on sensors rated above 60 mbar | 6 kPa | 1 psi.
The TSC series is temperature-compensated and unamplified while the NSC series is uncompensated and unamplified. The individual characteristics of the two series are as follows: TSC Series:
Temperature compensated and unamplified.
Compensation makes it easier to integrate the sensor into a system by eliminating the need to calibrate the system over temperature and also offers reduced part-to-part variation.
Compensated temperature range is 0 °C to 85 °C [-32 °F to 185 °F].
Operating temperature range is -40 °C to 85 °C [-40 °F to 185 °F].
Measures differential or gauge pressures
Uncompensated and unamplified.
Allows customers the flexibility of performing their own calibration while still benefiting from the industry-leading stability accuracy and repeatability that the Honeywell TruStability Pressure Sensors provide.
Operates as specified from -40 °C to 85 °C [-40 °F to 185 °F].
Measures absolute differential or gauge pressures.
The absolute versions have an internal vacuum reference and an output value proportional to absolute pressure. Differential versions allow measurement of pressure between two pressure ports. Gauge versions are referenced to atmospheric pressure and provide an output proportional to pressure variations from atmosphere.
Potential medical applications
Pneumatic control applications have a flow or pressure generation source a compressor or pump that is used in conjunction with valves to control actuators in a wide variety of medical equipment. Such applications include Nebulizers Spirometers Patient monitoring equipment Therapeutic hospital beds hospital gas supply oxygen concentrators Blood analysis Gas chromatography and Analytical instrument sampling.
The TSC and NSC Series offer numerous package styles and mounting options making it easier for device manufacturers to integrate the product into their applications. These sensors offer infinite resolution on the pressure signal. Frequency response is also typically limited only by the end user's system. All products are designed and manufactured according to ISO 9001.
Wide pressure range
The sensors can measure from ±2.5 mbar to ±10 bar | ±250 Pa to ±1 MPa | ±1 inH2O to ±150 psi.