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American Sensor Technologies (AST) is offering pressure transducers and transmitters for military and aerospace applications, including military trucks, unmanned vehicles and armoured vehicles.

The US-made pressure-sensing products are also suitable for fuel monitoring, compressors, transmissions and hydraulic pumps and motors for a variety of government vehicles and test equipment.

The AST2000 and AST20HA pressure transmitters feature the company’s Krystal Bond Technology, which is comprised of a one-piece stainless-steel sensing element, free of welds, oil-filled cavities and internal O-rings.

These applications have a wide operating temperature band, from -55C to +75C (-65F to +160F); the one-piece sensing element will not result in O-ring failure inside the sensor or frozen/boiling fluid-filled cavities.

The AST2000 and the AST20HA are also digitally compensated, providing accuracy across the entire operating temperature range, according to AST.

Pressure transmitter survival is critical for military and aerospace applications; the AST2000 and the AST20HA can handle shock, vibration and wash-down to military standards such as MIL-810 and MIL-461.

Both products can be manufactured with connectors, including the Bendix four-pin and six-pin versions.

In order to promote the use of US steel, many government programmes require that the steel used in the system is melted by US steel companies through Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 52.225-7014 Alt 1.

AST can provide a Certificate of Conformance to ensure products meet the requirements of the Berry Amendment.

The AST2000 series has been more popular in vehicle applications because of its compact and lightweight design.

The AST20HA pressure transmitter is commonly used in aerospace applications because of its linearity correction and high performance over wide temperature ranges.

Either way, AST sensors can handle extreme temperature conditions.

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