There are many different types of industrial sensors, measuring a huge variety of different parameters. They are used to monitor industrial processes, ensure safety or weigh products.
Some examples of common sensors:
- Pressure transducers
- Temperature sensors
- Humidity sensors
- Gas detectors
- Moisture detectors
- Current transformers
- Flow meters
- Liquid level sensors
Sensors in industrial environments may take the form of standalone meters, like those with a sweeping hand indicating the current value, or digital meters with a liquid crystal display.
Sensors may also be part of closed loop automation systems, such as a pressure sensor being used to trigger a valve opening. These sensors transmit data to another system to log, analyze or trigger other actions, and a commonly called transmitters.