Sensors – Measurement Concepts

The Sensors: Measurement Concepts course is designed to provide learners in the sensor industry, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), salespeople, distributors, suppliers, and any other interested individuals with a basic understanding of the concepts associated with sensor measurements. Through helpful animations and interactives, learners are introduced to the different sensor families, sensor categories, and the measured attributes.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify the difference between self-generating and passive sensors.
  • Recall the various types of self-generating and passive sensors.
  • Recognize the difference between embedded, process control, and product validation sensors.
  • Explain why attributes are measured during sensor measurements.
Course Length: 1.5 HRS

Table of Contents

Sensors: Measurement Concepts

  • Sensor Families
  • Self-Generating Sensors
    • Piezoelectric Effect
    • Faraday Effect
    • Thermoelectric Effect
    • Photoelectric Effect
  • Passive Sensors
    • Strain Gauge
    • RTD
    • Thermistor
    • LVDT

Sensor Categories

  • Embedded Sensors
  • Process Control Sensors
  • Product Validation Sensors

Measured Attributes

  • Force
  • Pressure
  • Length
  • Strain
  • Temperature
  • Acceleration
  • Time
  • Flow Volume

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