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What are the main components of a sensor?

The technology behind sensors

A sensor consists of three main components: 9.1

(1) The sensing section contains the sensor itself which is based on a particular technology. The variety of technologies means you can select a sensor technology which fits your application.

(2) The processing circuitry converts the physical variable into an electrical variable.

(3) The signal output contains the electronics connected to a control system. 9.2

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