The new Smartline series of vacuum transmitters by Thyracont Vacuum Instruments will be presented at the Hannover Messe 2013. The new devices, which measure from atmospheric pressure to ultra high vacuum, come in a new, sleek design with loads of new options. Through further optimization of the Smartline series, the transmitters offer short response time combined with high resolution and excellent stability.
Vacuum measurement in processes containing corrosive gases, oil vapor or particulates is often attempted with Pirani or convection-driven Pirani sensors. While such sensors exhibit reasonable accuracy, they will often fail due to process contaminants and require frequent replacement. Piezo-resistive sensors, while less sensitive to process contamination, lack the needed measurement accuracy.