Gefran, Winchester, Mass., has expanded its Impact series of melt-pressure sensors with new versions designed to increase the safety of extruders in compliance with new international regulations.

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Gefran, Winchester, Mass., has expanded its Impact series of melt-pressure sensors with new versions designed to increase the safety of extruders in compliance with new international regulations. The sensors were designed for greater strength (parts in contact with the process are reportedly up to 35 times stronger than normal probes), simplicity of installation (designed with floating mechanics) and reliability (a three-year warranty is offered) compared with standard melt-pressure sensors. The Impact series complies with the latest revision of European Standard EN1114 concerning safety requirements of extruders with the new Performance Level C version. This version features smart electronics with auto-diagnostics that detect all possible fault conditions.