What Are Piezoelectric Sensors?
Piezoelectric sensors use crystals like quartz or tourmaline to measure a variety of variables such as pressure, strain, torque, vibration, temperature and direct and indirect force. The crystal converts them to a quantitative voltage and releases a charge that’s proportional to the external force that causes the reaction.
Their benefits are that they enable businesses to innovate while reducing costs due to a long lifecycle and enormously broad application. This ranges from predictive maintenance, monitoring status, process control, condition testing and quality assurance.
They are an essential enabler for various technologies in smart homes, automotive sector, industrial plants, oil & gas, medical sector, agriculture, aerospace, nuclear technologies, consumer industries, the electronics and mobile industries and any industry in which the IoT is used.
The benefits of piezoelectric sensors are that they are extremely rugged, robust and long-lasting and do not react to radiation or electromagnetism. They enable you to carefully monitor your most valuable assets remotely and are a useful tool for process improvement within supply and production chains.