As 2022 passed by, we took a look at the journey behind us. As with anybody else, we like to review the way we performed last year. There were several aspects to look into. One of them was our best-seller products, which we thought knowing them would be a hint for you as to what product to choose. Don't you think so? Our top 20 best-seller products were from 9 different categories. Although, it was a tough decision to announce them as the best sellers because there was no big distance between the number 20 and 21 sold number. Please keep in mind that we know even by knowing this information, it would be challenging for you to pick the right product for your application. So don't hesitate to contact us to get a piece of free technical advice.
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A pressure sensor, also known as a pressure transmitter or a pressure transducer, is an electronic device that converts mechanical input pressure into an electrical output signal. A pressure transducer consists of a pressure-sensitive element that can measure, detect, or monitor the applied pressure and electronic components that transform the information into an electrical output signal.
The amount of force (exerted by a liquid or gas) applied to a unit of "area" is defined as pressure (P = F/A). The standard pressure units are Pascal (Pa), Bar (bar), or psi (pounds per square inch). Most pressure sensors measure pressure in the bar unit though. Pressure sensors use different technologies to detect the pressure. They frequently employ piezoresistive technology, as the piezoresistive element's electrical resistance increases proportionally to the strain (pressure) experienced. There are numerous varieties of pressure sensors based on size, capacity, measurement technique, sensing technology, and output requirements. While choosing a pressure sensor you should consider various characteristics. Here is an article for you to see every aspects of a pressure sensor:
In our list of 2022 best-sellers there is a pressure sensor from Hogller company. Let's get to know it a bit:
Hogller Pressure transmitter HOTJ0010FGCK
The pressure sensor HOTJ0010FGCK from Hogller is a high-quality, all-stainless-steel pressure transmitter designed for the measurement of gasses and liquids compatible with stainless steel 304. This pressure sensor features a 0-10 bar pressure range and a 0-10 V output signal. The HOT Series is suited for automotive, industrial hydraulics, refrigeration, off-road, construction, and agricultural uses. With improved EMI/RFI protection, reduced static and thermal errors, and strong resilience to shock and vibration, the HOT Series guarantees trouble-free operation at temperatures in the range of -40 to 125 °C. The piezoresistive sensing element of the HOTJ0010FGCK, in conjunction with the most recent ASIC circuitry, provides great accuracy, a selection of high-level outputs, and long-term stability. The structure of the high-strength stainless steel HOT Series has no silicone oil or internal O-rings.
An electronic device called a temperature transmitter is utilized to transmit temperature measurements over two wires to the processing unit. The transmitter is in charge of transforming the little electrical signal from the temperature sensor into a signal that the processing unit can understand. Usually, the signal is sent to a receiver or some kind of programmable logic controller (PLC).
If you want to transmit the micro-signals from thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), or thermal resistors to the industry standard output signals, you must use a transmitter.
There are two types of temperature transmitters in the market: headmount and DIN rail. Headmount temperature transmitters feature cylindrical shapes and are suitable to install in a thermocouple and RTD housing head. They are available with voltage and current output signal. To know more about a temperature transmitter, here is a blog post for you to take a look at:
Among the 2022 best-seller products, there are two temperature transmitters. You can see an intro to them below:
Pixsys temperature transmitter head mount 2000.35.015
The 2000.35.015 is an isolated head-mounted temperature transmitter from Pixsys company. You can simply configure this temperature transmitter using your android smart phone. To do that, you should download MyPixsys application from GooglePlay. This great feature makes the on-field reconfigure possible. The 2000.35.015 additionally has a internal data logger which records input signals. Using the RF programmer you are able to display, download and print all data.
The head-mounted temperature transmitter can work with most common thermocouples and RTDs and sends out a 4-20 mA signal.
Datexel DAT 1015, a head-mounted temperature transmitter
The transmitter DAT 1015 is capable of carrying out a variety of tasks, including measuring and linearizing the temperature characteristic of RTD sensors, converting a linear resistance change, and even converting a voltage signal from a linked potentiometer. Additionally, the DAT 1015 has integrated cold junction compensation and can monitor and linearize standard thermocouples. A 4–20 mA current signal is created from the measured values. High precision and performance stability in both time and temperature are promised by the device. The PROSOFT software, created by DATEXEL and running under the operating system "Windows," is used by a personal computer to program the DAT 1015. The transmitter can be set up using PROSOFT to interface with the most common sensors. Software can be used to run a "custom" linearization (per step) on sensors with non-standard output characteristics to produce an output linearized signal. For resistance and RTD sensors, the cable compensation can be programmed with three or four wires; for thermocouples, the Cold Junction Compensation (CJC) can be programmed as internal or external. Any point on the scale can have the input and output ranges' minimum and maximum values set while maintaining the minimum span. A burn-out alert is also available, allowing the output value to be adjusted as high or low out of scale. It is housed in a self-extinguishing plastic enclosure and is DIN B mounted in-head.
An inductive proximity sensor is a type of sensor that uses electromagnetic radiation to detect metal targets without physical contact. Depending on the type of metal being detected, an inductive proximity sensor's detection range can fluctuate. An inductive proximity sensor works in wet or dirty places because non-metallic things like dirt and water don't stop it from working.
In order to establish a detection zone, an inductive proximity sensor produces an electromagnetic field near its face (seen in the drawings below as the yellow circles). When a metal target near the sensor disturbs that field and reaches the operation point, a detection takes place, and the sensor turns on. When the target moves away from the sensor and reaches the release point, the sensor turns off.
An inductive proximity sensor works in damp or unclean environments because non-metallic materials like dirt and moisture do not obstruct detection. Because of this, an inductive proximity sensor can find a target without having to touch it. Some of the most selling industrial proximity sensor in 2022 include:
Autonics Inductive Proximity sensor PRL12-4DP
With a specific sensor IC created by Autonics, the PRL12-4DP inductive proximity sensor offers reliable sensing performance and good noise immunity. Numerous applications needing the non-contact detection of metallic items can employ the conventional inductive sensor. The round, cylindrical PRL12-4DP has a sensor side diameter of 12 mm and a housing size of 63 mm. This non-flush type inductive proximity sensor from the PR series detects a typical sensing target at a distance of up to 4 mm and up to 70 °C in the surrounding environment.
Contrinex Inductive Proximity sensor DW-AS-623-M12
This high-quality inductive proximity switch from Contrinex has unusually strong switching point temperature stability and very long switching distances. Due to a specific sensor IC created by Contrinex, the proximity sensor DW-AS-623-M12 has exceptional noise protection and consistent sensing performance. This sensor has an M12 housing size, a sensing side diameter of 4 mm, and shield (flush) installation. It also has a round, cylindrical shape. The common cylindrical inductive M12 flush proximity sensor can be utilized in a variety of situations where metallic object detection is required without physical touch. The DW-AS-623-M12-120 M12 flush proximity sensor operates properly in a temperature range of -25 to 70 °C.
Contrinex Inductive sensor DW-AS-623-M18-002
Due to a specific sensor IC created by Contrinex, the proximity sensor DW-AS-623-M18-002 has exceptional noise protection and consistent sensing performance. This pickup sensor is shield-mounted (flush) and has an 8 mm sensing distance, an M18 sensing side diameter, and a round cylindrical form. The common cylindrical inductive sensor can be applied in a variety of situations where non-contact detection of metallic items is necessary.
Contrinex Proximity sensor DW-AS-623-M8-001
Due to a specific sensor IC created by Contrinex, the proximity sensor DW-AS-623-M8-001 has exceptional noise protection and consistent sensing performance. This PNP proximity switch has a round, cylindrical shape, a 2mm detecting distance, an M8 housing size, shield (flush) installation, and a sensing side diameter. The common cylindrical inductive sensor can be applied in a variety of situations where non-contact detection of metallic items is necessary.
Contrinex Inductive Proximity sensor DW-AD-623-M5
The Contrinex proximity sensor DW-AD-623-M5 features outstanding noise protection and stable sensing performance due to its specialized sensor IC developed by Contrinex. This sensor comes in a round cylindrical shape, sensing distance of 1.5mm, sensing side diameter and housing size of M5, and shield (flush) installation. The standard cylindrical inductive sensor can be used in diverse applications requiring non-contact detection of metallic objects.
An ultrasonic sensor is an electronic device that detects the distance between a target object and itself by producing ultrasonic sound waves and converting the reflected sound into an electrical signal. Ultrasonic waves travel quicker than audible sound waves (i.e., the sound that humans can hear). The transmitter (which generates sound using piezoelectric crystals) and the receiver are the two primary components of ultrasonic sensors (which encounter the sound after it has traveled to and from the target).
To determine the distance between the sensor and the object, the sensor monitors the time between the sound's emission by the transmitter and its reception by the receiver. This calculation is represented by the formula D = 12 T x C, where D is the distance, T is the time, and C is the speed of sound, 343 meters per second.
Additionally, ultrasonic sensors are employed as level sensors to detect, monitor, and manage liquid levels in closed containers (such as vats in chemical factories). Ultrasonic technology has enabled the medical industry to make images of interior organs, locate cancers, and monitor the health of fetuses. Among the most popular ultrasonic sensors in 2022 is the following:
Sensopart Ultrasonics Sensor UMT 30 6000-AUID-L5
SensoPart's ultrasonic sensor, UMT 30-6000-A-IUD-L5, series M30, has a sensing range of 600mm to 6000mm. The typical ultrasonic sensor can be utilized in a variety of applications needing non-contact metal detection. The analogue output range for the UMT 30-6000-A-IUD-L5 is 0 to 10 V for voltage and 4 to 20 mA for current.
A sensor called an RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) varies in resistance as a function of temperature. As the sensor's temperature rises, the resistance rises as well. The link between resistance and temperature is widely known and repeatable over time. A passive device is an RTD. It doesn't generate an output by itself. By running a modest electrical current through the sensor to produce a voltage, external electronic devices can measure the sensor's resistance. Typically, measuring currents are no more than 1 mA and no more than 5 mA without the risk of self-heating.
RTD temperature probes and sensors can be used in a wide range of applications across numerous sectors. With numerous agency clearances, these temperature sensors can function on board-level components as well as in tough and dangerous environments. Resistance temperature detectors may fulfill the unique sensing requirements of vital OEM applications, such as those in the medical, aerospace, automotive, instrumentation appliances, motor control, and HVAC/R industries.
The following are two of the RTD products that will sell the most in 2022:
JKN RTD PT100 Sensor TK-102-1-P-5-50-3MWT
You must first comprehend what a temperature sensor, specifically a PT100, is in order to comprehend how the RTD Pt100 sensor TK-102-1-P-5-50-3MWT functions. The most popular model of resistance temperature detector is the PT100 (RTD). 100 ohms at 0 degrees Celsius and 138.5 ohms at 100 degrees RTDs are divided into industrial and general-purpose categories. There are PT100, PT250, PT500, and PT1000 versions of each category. The thermocouple TK-102-1-P-5-50-3MW-T is of the wired variety. Thermocouples are two metal wires joined at a hot junction that produce a signal when the temperature changes. JKN also provides customized thermocouples for sale. It has a 5 mm diameter, a 50 mm length, and three PT100 wires. A Teflon cable measuring 3 meters connects to it.
JKN RTD PT100 Sensor TK-301-P-8-150
TK-301-P-8-150 is an RTD from JKN company. JKN also provides customized thermocouples for sale. The JKN RTD TK-301-P-8-150 has an 8-mm probe and weighs 500.00 grams. This product has a 150-mm-long probe and a three-wire PT100 connection type.
A signal converter takes the electrical signals from sensors that measure things like temperature, frequency, current, resistance, voltage, pressure, level, etc. and makes them compatible with PLC, DCS, and industrial control outputs.
A signal converter's job is to change an analog signal into a new one, change it so that it can control inputs and outputs, or use galvanic isolation to send a signal over a long distance without interference.
Due to variations in the observed data, the electronic signals that a detector detects may be entirely different. Because of this, it is challenging to directly input data into control circuits. As a result, the data must be converted or normalized into an accessible signal form. Two of the top selling products in 2022 are the following items:
Datexel DIN Rail Signal Converter DAT 4235
As an "associated apparatus," the DAT 4235 device is a galvanically isolated intrinsic safety barrier. The input can be directly linked to thermocouple, RTD, or potentiometer sensors, which detect mV, V, mA, or resistance signals. The input signal is processed—filtered, linearized, and amplified—before being sent to the output circuit, which transforms it into a signal in the 0–10 V or 0–20 mA range. A secondary power source enables the output current loop to be powered. The gadget can also manage the outputs of two trip alarm relays.
The DAT 4235 IS features a three-way isolation: the input, which is connected to devices for hazardous areas, is separated by 2000 Vac from the power source, while the output, which is connected to a safe area, is isolated by 1500 Vac from the power supply. Two output trip alarms are controlled by the "DAT 4235 IS /B " model, while the " DAT 4235 IS /A " model converts the input signal to analogue output. The "DAT 4235 IS/C" model has the ability to operate two output trip alarms as well as transform the input signal into analogue output. The PRODAT-IS interface on a personal computer is used for configuration and setup. The gadget needs to be powered by a voltage of between 20 and 30 Vdc; the "PWR" green led is on to show that the power source is correct, and the "THR1" and "THR2" red leds show the state of the trip alarm. The device is enclosed in a basic, 22.5 mm thick, self-extinguishing plastic casing that can be mounted on a DIN rail.
Datexel DIN Rail Signal SPLITTER Converter DAT 5022
The DAT 5022 converter is intended to give two voltage or current signals on its output that are inversely proportional to the value of the normalized signal applied to its input. After opening the appropriate door on the device's side, the user can program the input and output ranges using the appropriate DIP-switches.
The Zero and DateSpan values can be changed with the ZERO and SPAN potentiometers, which are on the top of the device. The PWR led shows that the power supply is working properly. Because of the 1500 Vac isolation between the input, power supply, and outputs, the converter can be used in harsh environments like those found in industrial applications. This keeps any ground loops from having an effect.
The DAT 5022 offers an additional supply source for connecting active and passive current loops on the input side. Additionally, it offers an auxiliary supply source to link both active and passive loads on each output side. It was created in accordance with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC. It is enclosed in a 12.5 mm thick plastic enclosure that complies with EN-50022 and EN-50035 requirements and is suited for DIN rail attachment.
It's simple to take a nice atmosphere for granted until it abruptly becomes intolerable, whether you're at home or in an office or other type of workplace. Temperature and humidity are two aspects of your surroundings that affect its quality.
Among the most often used environmental sensors are those that measure temperature and humidity. Hygrometers are yet another name for humidity sensors. These tools are used to present the actual air humidity situation at any specific point or location. These devices are frequently employed in environments where air quality needs to be managed for a variety of reasons or when it may be extremely poor.
Your ideal climate can be easily maintained with the aid of a well-designed temperature and humidity controller. Specific standards and rules must be followed in many industries since doing so can really have very positive effects. Numerous industries, including the textile industry, supermarkets, and greenhouses, can benefit from this. It's crucial to keep a few requirements in mind while selecting temperature and humidity sensors. There are lots more to know about a temperature and humidity controller. Here is a blog post if you're interested to know more:
Some of the temperature and humidity controllers that will be most popular in 2022 include:
Samwon Temperature Controller SD-96M RRRN
A multipurpose line of temperature and humidity controllers, the Samwon Temperature Controller SD-96M RRRN. SD series is manufactured by Samwon Eng, these sensors are perfect for industrial and automation applications because they include a variety of features. The temperature controller SD-96M (RRRN) from Samwon Engineering has three outputs and no communication mode.
Samson Humidity Controller SU-503BN
SU-503BN by Samwon Engineering is a humidity controller with a sensor that adopts the accurate humidity sensor from Honeywell Company. working with both AC and DC (optional). It is 600.00 grams in weight.
LAE PID universal controller AC1-5TS2RW-B
LAE Electronics is a leading maker of professional and commercial high-performance regulators used to run ovens, air conditioners, compressed air dryers, dough-retarder provers, blast chillers, and refrigerators. A two-channel universal controller (ON/OFF or PID) with numerous applications is the LAE Electronics AC1-5TS2RW-B. Some of these applications involve:
- Temperature: control of tiny cold stores, heating systems, bain-maries, ovens, and laboratory equipment.
- Humidity: Control in air-conditioned rooms, chilly rooms, seasoning cells, and greenhouses.
LAE Refrigeration Controller AT2-5BS4E-AG
Based on the technical requirements and design of the system to be controlled, LAE Electronics has established itself as a leader in the design of specialized controllers. For more than 30 years, LAE Electronics has backed creative modifications that some of the most famous firms in the world have demanded.
AT2-5BS4E-AG from LAE Electronics is a refrigeration controller for high temp. applications such as Freestanding upright cabinets and counters, cold stores, plug-in display cases, control panels, heated cabinets.
Autonics Temperature Controller TCN4S-24R
The dual display PID temperature controllers TCN4S-24R from the Autonics company deliver good performance and are reasonably priced. The high-speed sampling rate of 100 ms and 0.5% display accuracy are provided by the controllers. Both SSR drive output and relay output are supported. The TCN series models can show PV and SV side by side. Value readings are simple and apparent thanks to the large, bright lettering on the LED displays. Engineers rely on and use Autonics products for a variety of industrial applications, and their technology is widely used in everyday automation devices. One of the best-selling goods of 2022 is the Autonics Dual Display PID Temperature Controller - TCN4S-24R. On/Off control, P, PI, PD, and PID control are its control strategies. The following are industries and uses for the Autonics Temperature Controller TCN4S-24R:
- Container Sealing Machines: Control temperature of food container sealing machines
- Industrial Food Agitators: control temperature of industrial food agitators
A counter is an apparatus that counts the number of items or actions. A counter is so named because it counts the number of ON/OFF signals received from an input device, such as a switch or sensor.
Ten or twenty things are very easy to count, but counting larger quantities becomes increasingly challenging. Counters are more accurate than humans when it comes to counting. Counters are divided into two classes based on whether or not they create an output. The following is one of the most popular counters in 2022:
Autonics Counter CT6S-1P4
The Autonics CT6S-1P4 counter is a timer and counter with a 6-digit, 7-segment LED, 1-stage preset, W 48 x H 48 mm, relay contact control output, and NPN open collector for solid-state control output. There are temperature and humidity restrictions on the use of the CT6S-1P4 counter. The environmental resistance rating excludes freezing and condensation. Its applications include rubber extrusion and plastic injection molding.
Encoders are sensors that transform physical movement into an electrical signal. Encoders use several technologies to determine location, count, velocity, and direction. These technologies include magnetic, resistive, mechanical, and optical components. The most prevalent technology is optical technology.
Encoders can detect either linear or angular motion. Encoders that measure rotational movement are called "rotary encoders," and encoders that measure linear movement are called "linear encoders."
Encoders also have another crucial characteristic. These sensors can generate either absolute or relative (incremental) encoder signals. Incremental signals do not specify a position; rather, they indicate that the position has changed. Absolute signals, on the other hand, reflect both the position change and the absolute position of the encoder. This product will be one of the most popular encoders in 2022.
Autonics Wheel Type Encoder ENC-1-2-T-24
The Autonics wheel type incremental rotary Encoders ENC-1-2-T-24 have a 250-mm-diameter wheel and are used to measure the length or speed of continually moving objects. This encoder's control output is totem pole, and its output phases are A, B. The maximum permitted rotational speed for this component is 5,000 rpm. The maximum response frequency is 180 kHz. This product features a 4:1 gear ratio. This encoder's axial cable connection enables its installation in the vast majority of typical applications.