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Wires to Waves: LPWAN Wireless Differential Pressure Sensors in Industrial Applications!

LPWAN Wireless Differential Pressure Sensors in Industrial Applications
PDS2 series of differential pressure sensors. First fully integrated LPWAN Differential Pressure sensor in the market.

Hey there, fellow tech enthusiasts and industrial innovators! Today, we're diving into the exciting world of wireless differential pressure sensors. Buckle up because we're about to embark on a journey that will revolutionise the way industries measure and monitor pressure, all while having some fun along the way.

Why the buzz about Wireless Differential Pressure Sensors?

Before we start exploring the latest and greatest in pressure sensor technology, let's first understand why these sensors are causing a buzz in the industrial world.

Imagine a factory floor bustling with activity, where precision and safety are paramount. In such environments, traditional wired sensors can be a real headache. They're cumbersome, prone to damage, and let's face it, they look like something out of a sci-fi movie set in the '90s. That's where wireless differential pressure sensors swoop in!

These high-tech wonders offer several key advantages:

  • Freedom from wires: Bid farewell to the tangled mess of wires snaking through your workspace. Wireless sensors offer flexibility, making installation a breeze and reducing the risk of accidents.

  • Remote monitoring: Ever wished you could keep an eye on pressure changes from your cosy office? Wireless sensors allow remote monitoring, giving you real-time data without ever setting foot on the factory floor.

  • Cost savings: Say goodbye to the costly upkeep of traditional wired and wireless systems. Wireless sensors require less maintenance, fewer cables, and less time for installation.

  • Enhanced safety: Fewer wires mean fewer tripping hazards and fewer opportunities for mishaps. Safety first, folks!

  • Battery Operated: and most importantly, LPWAN differential pressure sensors are battery-operated with long-term battery life. This makes them perfect for remote asset monitoring and areas with limited access to power supply or limited space to use solar panels.

Now that we've got your attention, let's delve into the nitty-gritty of these wireless marvels.

The Key Advantage Behind Our Wireless Differential Pressure Sensors

At the heart of these devices is precision engineering and cutting-edge technology. Here's how they work their magic:

  • Sensing Technology: Our wireless differential pressure sensors use a diaphragm that flexes in response to pressure changes. This flexing is detected by micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, which converts it into an electrical signal.

  • Wireless Communication: This electrical signal is then transmitted wirelessly to the cloud by our long-range communication technologies: NB IoT, Cat M1, LoRaWAN, Wirepas, and LEO satellite.

  • Data Analysis: The collected data is available on your hands for alarming, analysis, and displayed on user-friendly interfaces, making it easy for operators to spot irregularities and take corrective action.

The pressure sensor market is expected to expand to USD 21.9 billion by 2026, experiencing a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2% during the period from 2021 to 2026.

What's next for Wireless Differential Pressure Sensors?

As technology marches forward, the future of wireless differential pressure sensors holds even more excitement:


Expect sensors to become smaller and more discreet, allowing for easier integration into existing systems.

Energy Harvesting

Some sensors may harness energy from their environment, reducing or eliminating the need for batteries altogether.

AI Integration

Artificial intelligence will play a significant role in data analysis, helping industries predict issues before they even occur.

Multi-Sensor Networks

Sensors will work together in intricate networks, providing a holistic view of an industrial environment.

LPWAN Wireless Differential Pressure Sensors in Industrial Applications
PDT2: most accurate and sustainable differential pressure sensors with sub-Pascal reading accuracy.

What are their Industrial Applications?

Wireless differential pressure sensors are versatile devices that find a wide range of industrial applications across various sectors. Their ability to measure pressure differentials accurately and transmit data wirelessly makes them indispensable in numerous scenarios. Here are some industrial applications where wireless differential pressure sensors shine:

HVAC Systems

In heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, these sensors ensure precise monitoring of air pressure differentials, helping maintain air quality and temperature control. They are crucial in critical environments like cleanrooms and hospitals.

Industrial Processes

Wireless differential pressure sensors play a vital role in industries such as chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceuticals. They monitor pressure changes in pipelines and tanks, ensuring the safe and efficient transfer of fluids and gases.


Manufacturing processes often involve the use of gases or liquids under varying pressures. These sensors help maintain the desired pressure differentials, ensuring product quality and safety.

Environmental Monitoring

In environmental applications, these sensors help measure pressure variations in natural gas pipelines, water distribution systems, and sewage treatment plants, ensuring the efficient and eco-friendly management of resources.


Cleanroom environments, used extensively in industries like electronics, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, rely on wireless differential pressure sensors to maintain controlled conditions and prevent contamination.

Energy Management

In power plants, wireless differential pressure sensors are used to monitor steam, gas, or liquid flows in boilers, turbines, and other critical equipment, helping optimize energy production and efficiency.

Oil and Gas

In the oil and gas industry, these sensors are used for wellhead monitoring, pipeline pressure measurements, and gas flow rate calculations, ensuring the efficient extraction and transport of hydrocarbons.

Food and Beverage

In the food and beverage industry, these sensors are employed for monitoring pressure in tanks, pipes, and vessels during the production and packaging processes, ensuring product quality and safety.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

These sensors are used in pharmaceutical manufacturing to monitor sterile environments and ensure the integrity of sensitive products during production and storage.

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Water treatment plants use wireless differential pressure sensors to monitor and control water flow rates and pressure differentials in various treatment processes.

Research and Development

In research laboratories and development facilities, these sensors assist in conducting experiments and tests that require precise pressure measurements, such as material testing and fluid dynamics studies.

Fire Suppression Systems

In buildings and industrial facilities, wireless differential pressure sensors are used to monitor and maintain adequate pressure in fire suppression systems, ensuring their readiness in case of emergencies.

Automotive Industry

In automotive manufacturing, these sensors are employed in testing and quality control processes, ensuring that critical components like airbags and fuel systems operate as intended.

Mining and Construction

Wireless differential pressure sensors are used to monitor and control fluid and gas flows in mining and construction equipment, enhancing safety and efficiency in these rugged environments.

These are just a few examples of the diverse industrial applications where wireless differential pressure sensors prove their worth. Their ability to provide accurate, real-time data, combined with wireless connectivity, contributes to improved safety, efficiency, and productivity across a wide range of industries.

The expansion of the LPWAN pressure sensor market can be credited to the increasing need for energy-efficient solutions in the remote areas and strong demand for more efficinet asset monitoriong.

What can we, at Ellenex do to help?

At Ellenex, we take pride in offering cutting-edge wireless differential pressure sensors that not only set industry standards but heightens them. Our sensors are not just accurate; they are near-real time, ensuring that you have access to crucial data precisely when you need it. With years of experience in the industry, our team boasts an exceptional level of technical know-how, allowing us to tailor our sensors to your specific requirements. We're not just here to provide products; we're here to help you navigate the complexities of industrial pressure monitoring. Your success is our priority, and we're genuinely thrilled to assist you every step of the way.

LPWAN wireless differential pressure sensors are not just another gadget in the tech toolbox; they're the future of industrial monitoring. With their freedom from wires, enhanced safety features, and potential for innovation, these sensors are set to change the game in industries worldwide.

So, the next time you walk into a factory and see those sleek, wireless sensors doing their thing, remember that you're witnessing the evolution of the industry—one pressure reading at a time. Embrace the wireless revolution, and let's have some fun while making our workplaces safer and more efficient. Happy sensing folks!


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