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Congratulations to the winner of the Apple Watch drawing!

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who came by our booth at Sensors Expo and participated in our crossword puzzle contest. A special congratulations to Juergen Zach, of Pentair, who won the drawing for the Apple Watch prize.  We had a tremendous turnout with a lot of entries. All the entries […]

Custom Pressure Sensors for the Aerospace Industry

The aerospace industry is known for having some of the harshest environments on the planet and finding a pressure sensor to withstand those harsh environments can be extremely difficult.  The TR Series pressure sensor and HM Series MEMS sensing element are built to withstand temperatures as low as -40°C and as high as 150°C, making […]

TR Series for Medical Pressure Sensor Applications

When it comes to your patients, you know what’s best. If you could have everything your way, you would. With Merit Sensor’s piezoresistive pressure sensors, you can. In 1991 when Merit Medical needed a reliable pressure sensor for one of its devices, their search for the right pressure sensor turned up empty. It was then […]

Pressure Sensor For All Your Automotive Engineering Needs?

There’s a reason you are still looking for the right automotive pressure sensor. It’s never been on the market… until now. At Merit Sensor, we are constantly innovating to find the best design. ‘Best’ might seem like a relative term, but not when it comes to our product. Our latest innovation, the TR-Series Pressure Sensor, […]

How to seal an O-ring to a TR Series Pressure Sensor

Merit Sensor offers a fully calibrated, back side pressure, harsh media, pressure sensor for use with any media which are compatible with Silicon, glass, ceramic and solder. This sensor assembly (TR-Series) was designed to be used with an o-ring, creating a face seal to the back of the sensor.   There are many technical considerations […]

Something Fishy – TR Series Demo

Something Fishy – TR Series Demo Merit Sensor introduced a new product demonstration for their TR Series MEMS pressure sensor at Sensor+Test in Nürnberg, Germany (May 19-21, 2015) and Sensors Expo in Long Beach California (June 9-11). “Something Fishy” was the brain child of 3 of our very talented engineers, Greg Liddiard, BJ Minson, and […]

The Wheatstone Bridge

Introduction to the Wheatstone Bridge The heart of Merit Sensor’s pressure sensors is a Wheatstone bridge that is comprised of a group of four resistors on a silicon etched diaphragm. As pressure is applied to the diaphragm the resistors are stressed, changing their resistance. In an ideal setting, all of the resistors would be perfectly […]