Ultrasonic Sensors

Ultrasonic Sensors

The Technical Ceramics business of 'Morgan Advanced Materials is able to provide custom solutions in a variety of applications based on high performance ultrasonic sensors.

Our extensive experience working with ultrasonic sensing technology enables us to produce sensors for a wide range of applications and environments.

Ultrasonic sensors can be utilised for the measurement of the flow of gas, water, blood and food stuffs, although equally they can be employed within medical in line, impact and vibration sensing applications.

Through applying engineering expertise to the design and development of ultrasonic sensors we are able to provide customised solutions that balance high performance and reliability, whilst remaining cost effective.

Within this development process, soft grades of PZT are used as it is these grades which have the highest acoustic sensitivity. Because we have a world leading broad range of high sensitivity materials, materials are selected that offer the ideal trade off for the application. Device sensitivity and its operating temperature range, for example, may need to be balanced.

Typical applications for ultrasonic sensors include:

  • Gas meters
  • Water meters
  • Heat meters
  • Infusion pumps

Our ultrasonic sensors are selected for the applications above as well as others because they provide the key properties of high sensitivity, high temperature stability and wide bandwidth. It our engineering capability to customise the balance of these properties in response to the demands of individual applications, that ensures we provide high performance solutions.

If you would like to discuss the potential for ultrasonic sensors in your applications, or are interested in our custom solutions, contact us today.