A successful sensor solution is only possible with an in-depth knowledge of a customer’s business, challenges and requirements, which come with the particular application. In order to identify the sensor solution that best fits the application of our customer, we discuss the requirements and specifications extensively with the customer. That’s how we collaboratively find the optimal solution for your application.
In order to provide the ideal solution for individual application requirements and to use the technological possibilities to full capacity, IST AG offers a variety of technology and material variants throughout the production process. First a meeting takes place between our engineers and the customer to discuss the specific application requirements. Depending on the complexity of the project the solution can either be an existing sensor, an adapted sensor or a custom made design. For new custom designs, prototypes are developed and thoroughly tested, before production starts.
Every sensor passes a precisely defined production process. A sensor with lead wires for example passes the following process: In our cleaning rooms the sensors are sputtered, exposed with photoresist, etched and trimmed. During screen printing, the contact points are strengthened and the substrate is covered. Afterwards the substrate is diced and the wires are welded to the chip. Before the sensors leave IST AG, they enter a measuring process where they are checked and sorted according to their accuracy.
IST AG offers a wide range of sensors:
IST AG offers platinum, nickel as well as TSic sensors for a precise and reliable temperature measurement. Our temperature sensors are used in various industries, such as process control & automation, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning), handheld, medical, biotechnology, aviation and space, appliance or automotive industry. Beside standard sensors our product range contains customer-specific solutions, adapted individually to your requirements.
Platinum Temperature Sensors (Pt)
The IST AG platinum RTD temperature sensors cover an operating temperature range of -200 °C to +1000 °C. The thin-film sensors are developed with the highest quality materials and can operate in the harshest conditions while experiencing minimal drift. The construction is extremely robust. Due to the small dimensions the sensors can be implemented in various applications. Our platinum temperature sensors are available with a standard TCR of 3850 ppm/K and with accuracies according to the IEC 60751 norm.
Nickel Temperature Sensors (Ni)
The nickel RTD temperature sensors of IST AG can be used in an operating temperature range from -60 °C to +300 °C, depending on the sensor type. The sensors are characterized by a simple linearization and a steep characteristic curve which makes them suitable for HVAC applications, for example. They offer an excellent long-term stability and easy interchangeability. Our nickel temperature sensors are available with various TCRs such as 6180 ppm/K (Nickel ND), 5000 ppm/K (Nickel NL), 6370 ppm/K (Nickel NJ), 6720 ppm/K (Nickel NA) or Balco.
TSIC Temperature Sensors
TSic sensors are semiconductor temperature sensors that feature highly accurate measurements within a limited temperature range. They are ideal for mobile applications due to their low power consumption. The TSic is offered as a calibrated temperature sensor with an integrated signal converter for analog or digital output. Easily integrable, it offers excellent accuracy with long-term stability.