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Leeds-based Ginetta Cars has chosen Variohm EPT3100 pressure transducers to monitor oil, fuel and water pressure across all of its G50 series of race cars.

The 300bhp G50 ‘Cup’ race car is exclusively used for the single-make Michelin G50 Championship, which starts again in April 2010.

A newly introduced G50Z version features a 400bhp Ford Zytek engine and is aimed at top-level GT sprint and 24-hour racing.

The latest derivative, the G50HC (hot climate), is built for the Middle East race-car market and is designed for track temperatures up to +60C.

Throughout the G50 series, the engine control unit and data logging systems are used to ensure optimum performance and Variohm’s EPT3100 series pressure transducers are built for challenging applications where high performance and reliability need to be balanced with lightweight design, compact dimensions and a competitive cost.

The EPT3100’s thin-film measuring cell and high-level-output circuit technology provide a pressure output from 0.25bar to 4,000bar in several range options, with accuracy better than +/-0.8 per cent and stability more than +/-0.1 per cent.

Output options include 0-5V, ratiometric and 4-20mA with up to 32V input.

For maximum durability, the EPT3100 features a 1,000g shock rating and a 25g peak vibration rating at 20-2,000Hz.

The IP66-rated sealed sensor is housed in a hermetically welded 304 stainless-steel casing, weighing 60g and measuring 22mm in diameter and 54mm in length.

A choice of miniature or standard DIN43650 connectors, or flying leads, is designed to make installation and field replacement straightforward.

To meet the demands of the gruelling conditions for all types of autosports – and the most challenging industrial applications – the EPT3100 has an over-range pressure rating of 2x and a burst pressure capability to 5x, with a rated life of more than 10 million pressure cycles.

The EPT3100 is a part of a range of specialist sensors and transducers that Variohm Eurosensor supplies across the autosports industry, including Formula 1, A1GP, WTCC, GP2, Champ, Nascar, ALMS and Superbike.

The complete range includes pressure and temperature sensor solutions for fuel, oil, coolant and brakes as well as force, torque and position measurement sensors for suspension travel, throttle and gearbox.

Laser and infrared technologies are also supplied for ride height position and tyre condition.

Variohm Eurosensor

Founded in 1974, Variohm Eurosensor has been the leading single source supplier of sensors and associated electronic systems for over 40 years.
Variohm’s product portfolio includes sensors and transducers for; position, pressure, temperature and load. With a technical sales support team ready for new challenges, Variohm can ensure that the most suitable sensor will be selected for applications in any industry.

Based in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Variohm Eurosensor has been the leading single source supplier of industrial sensors and associated electronic systems since 1974.

With a technical sales support team, receiving regular product training, Variohm has the structure and financial strength to deliver technical support and quality service along with expert up-to-date advice on their entire product portfolio. Variohm’s ability to design, develop, source and deliver a vast range of sensor solutions means that the sales support team is able to work with customers throughout their entire project, enabling customers to influence how their products work.

Variohm’s aim is to provide an efficient, cost effective, flexible service to customers, irrespective of their size, business or geographical location.

Variohm Eurosensor are part of the Variohm Holdings Group. Variohm Holdings as an entity can provide products to suit any sensing application in any industry and is eager to use it’s combined knowledge and skills to solve new applications.

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Variohm Eurosensor’s range of products monitor: –Position, Load, Pressure and Temperature

Position sensors include rotary and linear sensors, cable extension transducers and inclination sensors. Available in various contacting and non-contacting technologies, including Hall effect, incremental and absolute encoders and laser measurement.

Load and force sensing; load cells from 1g to 1000t capacities, available in a wide range of mechanical sizes and designs to suit all applications. High speed bagging controllers, torque transducers to measure both dynamic and static loads, with various mounting and electrical connection options.

Pressure transducers and switches to measure absolute, differential and gauge pressure up to 5000 Bar. These sensors are available is a wide range of outputs and also standard and customised housing options, with IP ratings up to IP69K.

Thermistors and probes offering a wide temperature measurement range, with excellent interchangeability and stability which are also space and flight approved or medically approved where appropriate. Custom and bespoke solutions are available and many are manufactured or modified on site.

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