Pressure sensors - System description

  • Sensors and transmitters with integrated evaluation
  • Units with special design for hygienic applications
  • Overload-protected measuring cell with a good long-term stability
  • Measuring ranges of -1…600 bar
  • Variable process connection and sealing technology via adapter

Pressure sensors
ifm offers a wide range of electronic pressure and vacuum sensors to meet the requirements of various industrial applications. The ceramic-capacitive measuring cell, tried and tested a million times, is complemented by a stainless steel measuring cell with thick-film wire strain gauges (series PK, PV, PT) and a piezoresistive measuring technique (for pneumatic applications).

All units have robust housings and do not require moving parts such as pistons or springs. As a result, the sensors are extremely shock and vibration resistant and operate without any wear and tear or maintenance.

The tried and tested ceramic-capacitive measuring cell is corrosion-resistant and long-term stable. In the long run this guarantees continuous accuracy of the measured values. The sensors are resistant to dynamic pressure peaks and guarantee high overload resistance even in the case of extreme pressure peaks that occur for example with fast closing valves.

Units with wire strain gauge in thick-film technology on a stainless steel measuring cell are distinguished by their very compact and robust design. They can be used in almost all industrial areas. The welded stainless steel measuring cell without any seals ensures a high degree of safety, in particular for applications with gas pressures of up to 400 bar as well as in air-conditioning and refrigerating technology where aggressive coolants (freons) are used.

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Separate programming and display unit PP2000.


LED system pressure display of an ifm pressure sensor
Local display: The clearly visible
LED display shows the current
system pressure.