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Power Washing or Pressure Washing?

Welcome to All Sensors “Put the Pressure on Us” blog. This blog brings out pressure sensor aspects in a variety of applications inspired by headlines, consumer and industry requirements, market research, government activities, and you.

Power Washing or Pressure Washing?

Washing your car or hosing off the driveway typically uses about 40 to 50 PSI of pressure. In contrast, the pressure in a power washer or a pressure washer can be 40 to 200 times higher. While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, a power washer uses a high pressurized stream of hot water and pressure washer almost always uses high pressure cold or normal water. The operating pressure of the pressure washer varies considerably depending on the level of the machine.

Commercial grade pressure washers, can be from 1000 to 4000 PSI with pressures below 2000 PSI more common in more affordable units. For example, one electric pressure washer operates at 1600 PSI (max) and delivers 1.2 GPM (max). Another example, operates at maximum volume of 1.6 GPM and a maximum pressure of 2000 PSI.

Semi-pro pressure washers have a significantly higher power output, PSI and GPM ratings than commercial washers with 1800 to 3000 PSI and 1.6 to 4 GPM being typical ranges. These units typically use only cold water. Unlike an electric unit that operates at 1800 to 2000 PSI max, a gas type unit can deliver 2500 to 4000 PSI.

At the high end, professional pressure washers are rated at 3000 to 8000 PSI and 2 to 8 GPM and deliver cold and hot water. Pressure regulation is common in these units that allows decreasing the pressure for mixing with detergent, increasing the pressure for removing mold from brick or decreasing the pressure to sanitize commercial kitchens with hot water. Common applications of profession pressure washers include car washes, kitchens, meat packing facilities and more.

All Sensors CPA 602 Series media isolated ceramic amplified pressure sensors can address pressure measurements in pressure and power washing systems up to 6000 PSI.

Vortexx Pressure Washer

 

This professional pressure washer operates at 4000 PSI and 4 GPM max.
Source: Vortexx.

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NEW Media Isolated Millivolt Pressure Sensors

Welcome to All Sensors “Put the Pressure on Us” blog. This blog brings out pressure sensor aspects in a variety of applications inspired by headlines, consumer and industry requirements, market research, government activities and you. In this blog we’ll be discussing our new media isolated pressure sensors.

NEW Media Isolated Millivolt Pressure Sensors

All Sensors has a brand new offering of media isolated pressure sensors. The first line released is the ceramic CPM 602 Series. These new pressure sensors offer design engineers excellent performance in various applications, especially for low-cost solutions.

Product Features

  • Pressure ranges 30 to 6000 psi gauge
  • Piezoresistive monolithic
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Supply voltage 2 to 30 VDC
  • Total error better 4% FS

Applications

  • Medical
  • Environmental Controls
  • Plant and Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive

See more information here. Datasheet download here.

What do you think/Comments?
Do you have a pressure sensing question? Let me know and I’ll address it in an upcoming blog.
-Han Mai, Senior Marketing Specialist, All Sensors Corporation (hmai@allsensors.com)

All Sensors Asia Pacific Launches to Serve Local Market

Welcome to All Sensors “Put the Pressure on Us” blog. This blog brings out pressure sensor aspects in a variety of applications inspired by headlines, consumer and industry requirements, market research, government activities and you. In this blog we’ll discuss our new All Sensors Asia Pacific.

All Sensors Asia Pacific Launches to Serve Local Market

All Sensors Corporation of Morgan Hill, California, USA has announced the launch of All Sensors Asia Pacific K.K. located in Chiba near Tokyo, Japan. All Sensors Asia Pacific will provide direct support for Asian Pacific customers excluding China and Hong Kong. Tetsuo Shinno has been named as the Representative Director. Shinno has over 25 years of experience in the global sensors market, including automation control, fluid products, and medical markets.

All Sensors Asia Pacific K.K. will benefit customers by offering local representation for factory direct sales, engineering support, and customer service.

All Sensors Asia Pacific K.K. Contact Information:
Tetsuo Shinno
Title: Representative Director
Address: Venture Plaza Funabashi 222
1-17-25 Kitahoncho Funabashi-shi
Chiba, Japan, 273-0864
T: +81-47-489-5939
F: +81-47-489-5940
E: shinno@allsensors.com

Read full press release here.

What do you think/Comments?
Do you have a pressure sensing question? Let me know and I’ll address it in an upcoming blog.
-Dan DeFalco, Marketing Manager, All Sensors Corporation (ddefalco@allsensors.com)

New XHM Series Pressure Sensor

Welcome to All Sensors “Put the Pressure on Us” blog. This blog brings out pressure sensor aspects in a variety of applications inspired by headlines, consumer and industry requirements, market research, government activities and you. In this blog we’ll discuss All Sensors’ new XHM Series Pressure Sensors.

NEW XHM Series Pressure Sensor

All Sensors has announced a new XHM Series Pressure Sensor. The XHM Series Pressure Sensors provide a precision calibrated and temperature compensated millivolt output. A DIP package allows for through-hole PCB mounting. The XHM Series is available from 5 inH2O to 30 PSI pressure ranges and is intended for use with dry air and non-corrosive gases. This series provides a calibrated and compensated output over a temperature range of 0°C to 50°C.

The XHM Series embodies innovative features:

  • 5 inH2O to 30 PSI
  • Calibrated and temperature compensated output
  • High impedance for low power
  • Small DIP packages
  • RoHS compliant

Ideal applications for this device include:

  • Medical devices
  • Instrumentation
  • HVAC/Environmental controls


Datasheet download here. Samples are available for product testing.

What do you think/Comments?
Do you have a pressure sensing question? Let me know and I’ll address it in an upcoming blog.
-Dan DeFalco, Marketing Manager, All Sensors Corporation (ddefalco@allsensors.com)