As a truly independent sensor developer and manufacturer we offer impartial advice, help and support on a wide range of sensor issues, ranging from applications support to any type of sensor support. This can include the best ways to interface sensors to systems, which sensors are best for which gases, what can affect sensor responses and how to deal with it, electronics support to get the best from a sensor and software support on the best way to deal with sensor signals. We are often asked, for instance, if a particular sensor can detect a particular gas and if so what would the output be like, what needs to be considered in using sensors for various applications and what would cross sensitivities be like. We can offer assistance with IR, catalytic, PIR, electrochemical, solid state and more exotic sensor types. If we do not have an answer then we can put people in contact with those who do.
In our document list we have some application notes that cover how certain sensors work, how to extract signals from them and how to convert those signals to target gas concentrations and discussions on cross sensitivities. For those interested in gas properties, different sensor techniques, gas detector selection, calibration and performance the CoGDEM Guide to Gas Detection contains a lot of useful information (ISBN 978-1-906799-16-8, Ed. Leigh Greenham, ILM Publications and CoGDEM, 2012).
We are happy to help customers with their system designs and can develop custom sensors for customer’s specific requirements. We also offer custom electronic design for sensor interfacing either with or without embedded software. Extensive use is made of 3D CAD for mechanical designs associated with custom sensors, multilayer pcb design software and we also have a core sensor software library to enable fast track custom software development.