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Hydra-Electric Debuts New Sensor and Switch Products at #NBAA16

Hydra-Electric Sensor and Switch productsThis week at #NBAA16, Hydra rolled out its domestic debut of a new sensor design for high line pressure low differential pressure, as well as a new electronic temperature switch.

High Line Pressure Low Differential Pressure Sensor

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This new design allows for the reading of full line pressure and provides a low range differential output, all in a single unit. Because this single new sensor replaces what was previously accomplished by two units, it results in reduced space, reduced weight and improved fuel efficiency.

“Unlike differential pressure sensors based on older technology, Hydra-Electric’s patent-pending solution senses small ranges of differential pressure with high levels of line pressure, and senses them more accurately,” said Bob Guziak, Director of Sensor Engineering at Hydra-Electric. “It provides an added control of uncontrolled parameters.”

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Electronic Temperature Switch

Our new switch provides for greater accuracy and repeatability, even in high vibration environments, providing a solution to common failure issues with mechanical switches.

The new patent-pending design provides for greater accuracy and reliability, and allows customers to select any setpoint with high accuracy, plus or minus two degrees. Other features include the option of adjustable or selectable hysteresis, settable trip temperatures, and the ability to provide a window indication – either within a set temperature range or outside that range.

With existing technology, mechanical switches will fail after a certain number of cycles, especially in high vibration environments. By contrast, Hydra-Electric’s new design uses electronic circuitry that extends the life by a factor of greater than ten times (as measured in cycles or time).

“The circuit senses mechanical switch closure to make it look like a constant impedance maintained 10 or even 20 times longer,” said Bob Guziak, Director of Sensor Engineering at Hydra-Electric. “This design addresses the number one complaint we hear from our customers about the short life of mechanical switches, especially in high vibration environments.”

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Thank you #NBAA16 [National Business Aviation Association] for the opportunity to support business aviation.