Pressure in Airflow for Cooling

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.

Pressure in Airflow for Cooling

Some medical procedures involve cooling and pressure to safely implement them. For example, the Cryo 6 therapy system delivers air at temperatures down to -30°C air for efficient pain treatment, swelling reduction and muscle relaxation. The system enables cryotherapy with precise placement and at a constant dosage. Other cooling methods, such as contact cooling, cryogen spray or ice packs pose the risk of skin burns. In contrast, the Cryo 6 system decreases the skin temperature quicker and keeps a constant dosage throughout the entire treatment time.

In dermatology procedures, such as a blue or red LED light therapy that involve exposing the skin to infrared light after a chemical has been applied to improve the efficacy of the treatment, the cooling unit makes the 20-minute procedure tolerable by providing cooling air.

Cryo 6 therapy system

Single-touch buttons on the Zimmer Cryo 6 control panel allow easy adjustment of the therapy fan speed and treatment time. Simply tapping the up or down buttons adjusts either setting. In this case, the level 5 setting indicates a relative measurement made by a pressure sensor.

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Emergency Pressure for Tires

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Emergency Pressure for Tires

One of the few things worse than finding a flat tire on your car in the morning, is finding a flat tire after you have traveled to your destination. At home you might have a tire pump to inflate the tire and if the leak wasn’t too bad, you could drive to a location where the tire could be changed and repaired. Having a readily available source of pressure stored in your vehicle was not a viable option for most people.

With the Airmoto or one of its portable lightweight air compressor competitors, that situation has changed. Specifically, the AirMoto unit with package dimensions of 7.01 x 3.86 x 2.05 inches, weighs only 1.2 lbs. Capable of providing up to 120 psi to inflate most tires from cars to bicycles to trucks, the lithium battery powered unit can inflate a car tire in about 8 minutes. To allow the user to wait somewhere comfortable while the tire is inflating, the digital pressure gauge (displaying units in psi, bars, kPA or Kg/cm2) is set to the desired value (maximum value of 120 psi) and the pump turns off when that pressure is reached. At a price of $69 (or less for some competitive models), it is now easy and affordable to have emergency pressure available at all times.

AirMoto Portable Air Compressor

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