Sensor Development

Sensor Development2017-08-29T10:30:18+00:00

Innovative Sensor Development

2M Engineering has years of experience in innovative sensor development using most known sensor principles for high-tech industrial production equipment, automotive, medical & consumer products. A sensor is a converter that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an electronic instrument. For example, a thermocouple converts temperature to an output voltage which can be read by a voltmeter. For accuracy, most sensors are calibrated against known standards. Sensors applications include cars, machines, aerospace, medicine, manufacturing and robotics.

High Accuracy – High Sensitivity

Sensors that measure very small changes must have very high sensitivities. Sensors need to be designed to have a small effect on what is measured; making the sensor smaller often improves this and may introduce other advantages. Technological progress allows more and more sensors to be manufactured on a microscopic scale as microsensors using MEMS technology. In most cases, a microsensor reaches a significantly higher speed and sensitivity compared with macroscopic approaches.

Strong Trackrecord And Experience With Most Known Sensing Principles

  • Position Detection
  • Distance, Speed, Absence, Presence of an Object
  • Fiber Optic Sensors
  • Laser induced detection (RAMAN etc) of biochemical components, cell structures
  • Position Detection
  • Displacement Detection
  • Displacement
    • Resistive sensors
    • Capacitive sensors
    • Inductive sensors
  • Force and acceleration
    • Strain gauges
    • Cantilever beam-based sensors
  • Motion
  • Thermoresistive sensors
    • Resistive Temperature Devices (RTD)
    • Thermistors
  • Thermoelectric sensors
    • The Seebeck effect
    • The Peltier effect
    • Thermocouples
  • Conductivity
    • Metal-oxides
    • Conducting polymers
  • Piezo-electric
    • Surface Acoustic Wave
    • Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Please note that this section is not complete as specific problems or challenges require a dedicated and specific solution. Together we can do a quick study to see if and how to sense the parameter of interest.