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  SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – September 2, 2014 – TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST), a manufac...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has achieved IECex certification for its intrinsically safe and ATEX certified pressure transducers and transmitters. In an effort to offer a global solution, AST continues to add certifications to its portfol...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has added ATEX certification to its intrinsically safe pressure transducers. In coordination with CSA and SIRA, AST has reached ATEX certification for Class I Zone 0 Exia IIB and IIC, T4 rated areas. Pressu...

While stainless steel submersible pressure transducers are proven to be a reliable level measurement solution, transducers with PVDF material are growing into a longer term solution in certain applications. Stainless steels do offer good compatibility...

AST contributed content for an article in the May issue of Pumps&Systems magazine.  Pressure Sensor Specifications for Operation in Residential, Commercial, Municipal, and Irrigation Pumps covers some of the common mechanical, material science, a...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) is pleased to announce an expansion to its corporate headquarters and pressure transducer production facility. AST will occupy an additional 4,500 square feet to accommodate its continued growth, increasing the...

There are a varitey of factors to consider when thinking about how to install a submersible pressure transducer. This outline drawing shows one installation method for the AST4510 submersible transducer inside a tank using a rigid pipe. The AST4510 come...

The AST4300 and AST43LP Class I Division 2 Non-Incendive pressure transmitters are now available with a Turck Mini-Fast electrical connection, eliminating conduit requirements from installation. In order to save installers time and cost of materials,...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) was recently featured in the February 2014 edition of Consulting - Specifying Engineering magazine.  AST explains some of the key factors in sensor material, sensor technology, and diaphragm design that are cr...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) recently contributed content for an article regarding pressure spikes and transient conditions that can impact the survivability of pressure transducers in hydraulic systems.  Sensor technologies, pressure snu...

  1. Our knowledgeable staff will answer the phone. It sounds simple.  You want to ask someone a question about how to apply their product, yet end up in a web of automated messages and voice mails.  AST continues to maintain a priority on ...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. recently contributed to the Design World article, Seven Tips for Specifying Sensors in Hazardous Environments.  With a variety of pressure transmitters for gauge, differential and submersible applications in ha...

The AST5400 differential pressure transmitter is now available with a 4-20mA two wire output signal. The addition of the two wire output signal opens new markets and applications for the DP, which was traditionally used on off-road filtration systems and ...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has received a Certificate of Authorization from ABSA (Alberta Boilers Safety Association) to ANSI/ASME B31.3 under CRN #0F13183.2.  Pressure transmitters are available within each province of Canada, with a ...

The AST4530 submersible pressure transducer has been certified by CSA International to Class I Div 1, Groups C and D for use inintrinsically safe areas with an approved barrier. The approval includes the latest intrinsically safe hazardous location s...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) manufactures pressure transducers using Hastelloy* C276 material for use with corrosive liquids and gases.  Using both Krystal Bond Technology and LP Technology, AST has a full range of capability from 2.5 PSI...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has been honored with the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for its use of flexibility and other aspects of workplace effectiveness as a workplace strategy to incr...

  American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has received ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) Type Approval for its pressure instrumentation.  Through a factory audit of its New Jersey manufacturing facility, ABS confirmed AST’s manufacturing ...

  Different terms are used in the compressor industry when referring to pressure transducers that measure from negative to positive gauge pressure.  Measuring both suction and discharge, a compound pressure transducer provides a linear output si...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) now offers pressure transmitters with high pressure process connections using 316L stainless steel. The two new options include 1/4" female NPT and F250C female. These threads have been popular among AST's standa...

Vice President of Business Development, Karmjit Sidhu recently contributed an article to Industrial Water World Magazine.  In the article, Karmjit highlights new techniques and technologies that benefit system integrators in the water industry.  ...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) pressure sensors are serving as components in a remote monitoring system that ensures optimal operations of safety trailers, used on remote sites as emergency first aid stations.   Mining, construction, o...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has released the AST4530 PVDF / PTFE submersible pressure transducer. Intended for liquid level measurement of corrosive liquids in which stainless steel or titanium cannot survive, the AST4530 is designed to ...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has released the AST46DS Explosion-Proof Pressure Transducer with Display with pressures from 1 to 20,000 PSI available. The AST46DS is a price-competitive transducer with zero function capability, voltage or 4-2...

Pennsauken, NJ USA Macro Sensors, a leading designer and manufacturer of linear and rotary position sensors and related items, has released the LVC-4000 signal conditioner for use with LVDT, RVDT and VR half bridge position sensors.  Featuring push-b...

  Pressure Transducers are available with a variety of voltage output options.  With advances in controllers that receive the transducer signal, there is more flexibility in the marketplace.  There are minor differences between many of the...

Stainless steel pressure sensors and transducers are most commonly manufactured from either 316L or 17-4 PH.  Both materials are relatively inexpensive and easy to machine in comparison to high strength nickel alloys, offer good material strength, a...

In the March 2013 issue of Sea Technology Magazine, Karmjit Sidhu contributed the article, "Material Selection For Seawater Sensors." In the article, details are covered regarding the effects of seawater on stainless steel, the most common pressure sensor...

Recently, the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald, Germany conducted a magnetic field test on the AST20HA pressure transmitter to confirm it would meet the environmental conditions of a new application.  The AST20HA pressure transmi...

In the March 2013 issue of Product Design & Development, AST contributed a feature article on pressure transmitters for cold ambient conditions.  The article covers AST's sensor technology construction in comparison to other technologies and why ...

The selection of the best electrical connection option for a pressure transducer has a number of questions that relate.  With an increase in third party agency approvals and expanded use of transducers and transmitters in commercial and industrial a...

Mt. Olive, NJ - February 27, 2013  American Sensor Technologies, Inc. has released a new industrial OEM pressure sensor catalog featuring various sensor, transducer and transmitter products.  Featuring a new layout, the new pressure sensor catal...

Mt. Olive, NJ – February 13, 2013 American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has released a new blog for pressure instrumentation and related items.  AST hopes to keep customers up to date with the latest product updates, inform visitors of new d...

While multi-variable sensors have historically focused on the process industry, OEM applications have a growing need and demand.  Integrating these sensors into designs gives design engineers and end customers something better. Get Lean With a stron...

Overview For liquid level measurement in sealed tanks, American Sensor Technologies manufactures differential pressure transducers for hazardous and non-hazardous applications. The high / upstream process connection is installed at the bottom of the ...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. offers low pressure bi-directional pressure transducers. Manufactured from 316L stainless steel, the pressure transducers can be manufactured as intrinsically safe or non-incendive.  Common pressure ranges inc...

Using the latest advancements in silicon strain gages, AST manufactures pressure sensors and transducers using high strength machined stainless steel with strain gages fused to the diaphragm in a high temperature process. This process is free of organic m...

The effects of temperature directly correlate to the accuracy of pressure transducers and transmitters. Most pressure transducers are temperature compensated, thus calibrated of pressure and temperature to minimize the effects of temperature on the ...

  Diaphragm seals are typically offered on pressure transducers to offer better compatibility with the liquid or gas or to create a flat, "flush" surface to prevent clogging. AST offers solutions for both situations.  Applications with com...

Pressure Transducers & Transmitters for Oxygen AST manufactures pressure transducers and transmitters that can be cleaned for use with Oxygen. Cleaned to Praxair GS-38 standards, AST products are completely free of lint, oil, and contaminants wit...

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The January 2013 issue of Industrial Water & Waste Digest covered some basic measurement principles regarding hydrostatic pressure sensors while also distinguishing between metallic and non-mettalic options. The article covers various corrosive m...

Karmjit Sidhu, Vice President of Business Development, covered five basic principles in pressure transmitter use with Upstream Magazine in the fall issue of 2012.  The five highlighted topics include information regarding static and dynamic operating...

In the September/October issue of Fluid Power Journal, AST contributed content for a product focus for pressure sensors and transducers in windmill applications.  Application details are covered for products including the AST4000, AST4510, AST20HA an...

In the July 2011 issue of Flow Control magazine, AST contributed information regarding the construction of the AST5100 wet/wet differential pressure transducer.  The "core" of the article covers how LVDT's are used in combination with a metal diaphra...

In May 2011, Checmical Processing published a one page article regarding basic facts for pressure measurement when measuring chemical pressure.  AST contributed the chart reviewing major factors to consider when measuring pressure and possible soluti...

As the leading supplier of pressure measurement devices such as pressure sensors and transducers, AST has been through various mechanical, electrical and environmental tests by third-party agencies to be qualified for use with hydrogen gas.  The foll...

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. has been a leading supplier to the hydrogen industry for many years.  Back in 2005, Fluid Power Journal published the article, Pressure Sensors Built to Withstand the Abuse of Hydrogen Applications."  The artic...

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