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Honeywell Pressure Sensors

Tailored to meet precise and customer-specific specifications for stronger performance, longer productivity, and increased safety, the Honeywell Pressure Sensor range guarantees enhanced accuracy and durability while improving output and endurance. Honeywell pressure sensors are designed to meet many demanding applications and technologies including medical, HVAC, data storage, industrial machinery, pumps, and even robotics!

What is a Pressure Sensor?

A pressure sensor is a device designed to measure the applied pressure of gases or liquids. The sensor component determines the applied pressure and then converts this to an output signal that produces the measurement. There can be a number of sensing technologies within a pressure sensor including resistive, capacitive, piezoelectric, piezoresistive and optical, depending on the application requirements.

There are two main types of pressure sensors; pressure transducers (also known as pressure transmitters) and pressure switches.

A pressure transducer will provide a measurement based on actual system pressure with either a digital or analogue output. These sensors are suitable for harsh environments and applications when a strong and robust device is required.

A pressure switch is designed to switch contacts between ON and OFF when the desired pressure range is reached rather than indicating the actual pressure measurement. With reliable and quick response times, these sensors are dependable and long-lasting.

Why choose Honeywell Pressure Sensors?

When reliability is demanded, Honeywell delivers. The sensing element in Honeywell pressure sensors consists of four piezoresistors on a chemically etched silicon diaphragm. A pressure change will cause a strain in the diaphragm and the buried resistors. The resistor values will change in proportion to the stress applied, which produces an electrical output.

Types of Honeywell Pressure Sensor

With an impressive range offered there are a number of sensor types to choose from including:

  • Absolute Pressure Sensors - these sensors will measure pressure relative to zero (a perfect vacuum)
  • Differential Pressure Sensors - this sensor can measure the difference between two different pressures (differential pressure) connected on either side of the sensor
  • Relative or Gauge Pressure Sensors - designed for measuring atmospheric pressure
  • Sealed Gauge Pressure Sensors - similar to a gauge sensor, however, this sensor measures the pressure relative to a fixed pressure measurement

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