Sensor Types

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Types of measurements provided by Sensor include:

Acceleration The measurement of the linear acceleration of an object.

Angular Acceleration The measurement of the acceleration of a rotating object.

Angular Velocity The measurement of the velocity of a rotating object.

Amperage The measurement of electrical current flow.

Angle The measurement of angular position of an object.

Concentration The measurement of how much of a substance is mixed with another substance.

Conductivity The measurement of the ability of a material to conduct electricity.

Direction The direction of movement of an object. Normally, this will be reported as clockwise and counter clockwise for rotary motions and positive or negative for linear motions.

Displacement The measurement of the distance of movement of an object.

Electrical Energy The measurement of electrical energy consumed by a component over a period of time.

Flow The measurement of the rate at which a volume of a fluid moves within a system.

Frequency The measurement of the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time.

Fill Level The measurement of the amount of a substance remaining compared to the planned maximum of that substance.

Linear Force The magnitude of push or pull introduced by an actuator or exerted on an object.

Load The measurement of the percentage of the standard rating of a device.

Mass The measurement of the mass of an object(s) or an amount of material.

PH The measurement of the acidity or alkalinity.

Pressure The measurement of the force per unit area exerted by a gas or liquid.

Position The measurement of an object’s position relative to a coordinate system.

Power Factor The measurement of the ratio of real power flowing to a load to the apparent power in an AC circuit.

Resistance The measurement of the degree to which an object opposes an electric current through it.

Rotary Velocity The measurement of the rotational speed of a rotating object.

Sound Level The measurement of sound level.

Strain The measurement of the amount of deformation per unit length of an object.

Temperature The measurement of the temperature of an object.

Time The measurement of time: may be reported as accumulated time associated with a component or clock time.

Tilt The measurement of the angular displacement of an object.

Torque The measurement of torque applied to or by an object.

Volt Ampere (VA) The measure of the apparent power in an electrical circuit, equal to the product of root-mean-square (RMS) voltage and RMS current.

Volt Ampere Reactive (var) The measurement of reactive power in an AC electric power system.

Velocity The measurement of the linear velocity of an object.

Viscosity The measurement of a fluid's resistance to flow.

Voltage The measurement of electrical potential between two points.

Wattage The measurement of power consumed or dissipated by an electrical circuit or device.