Sagentia's dual function pressure gauge development is a first for WIKA
This article has been taken from The Gen newsletter - Autumn 2008.
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Sagentia has developed a novel solution for WIKA that allows the display from an analogue measuring device to be converted into electrical signals.
For some time German pressure gauge manufacturer WIKA had been keen to incorporate electronic functionality into its range of mechanical gauges. Sagentia first undertook feasibility work to establish the most appropriate technology approach.
This was followed by a rapid development and prototyping stage that integrated the pre-existing mechanical gauge with PCB and case work. We also provided input into the development of a calibration rig which was subsequently used for full-scale automated production.
Our approach, involving a contactless sensor technology (patent pending), has now been incorporated into WIKA's recently launched LIG10 INTELLIGAUGE analogue pressure gauge. The non-contact sensor prevents any interference with the mechanism, maintaining the inherent high accuracy of the gauge and leading to maximum reliability and robustness. The breakthrough INTELLIGAUGE product gives WIKA's customers a unique solution which bridges the gap between the traditional analogue mechanical pressure gauge and solid state electronic sensors.