SOURCE: Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group

December 06, 2010 11:00 ET

VPG Transducers Offers Custom Force Sensors for Infusion Pump Manufacturers

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its VPG Transducers division is now offering a full range of force sensors for infusion pump manufacturers, customized to meet force measurement capacity, mounting, connectivity, and accuracy requirements.

Infusion pumps are used in life-saving medical applications and require high-quality, accurate force sensors that offer repeatable, reliable performance. To meet this need, VPG Transducers force sensors utilize highly reliable strain gage technology and are designed to fit perfectly in the infusion pump design to minimize space requirements. Because the strain gage is produced by its sister division, Micro-Measurements, VPG Transducers maintains close control of the entire manufacturing process, which allows for the highest possible product reliability and quality.

Typically, two VPG sensors are used per infusion pump, each contacting the patient line at different locations to measure micro-changes in the line shape. One sensor measures the "up pressure" in the line before the pump and can detect an empty bag or syringe as well as a crimped or blocked line. The other sensor measures the "down pressure" in the line as well as detection for vein blockages and crimped lines. The sensors can also detect the presence of air bubbles. The measured micro-changes are then converted to the appropriate pressure change by the infusion pump electronics.

Further information on products from VPG Transducers is available at

About VPG Transducers
VPG Transducers is a division of Vishay Precision Group and includes products from Tedea-Huntleigh, Sensortronics, Revere, and Celtron brands, which have been providing weighing and force measurement products for decades. Our load cells, in combination with our Micro-Measurements know-how, use the most advanced strain gage technology available. Our experience and design capabilities make it possible for us to provide a wide range of standard and custom-made products and solutions. Throughout our worldwide operations, we have a commitment to uncompromising quality.

About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group produces sensors based on precision resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. We provide vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, pressure and current measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, our decades-long track record encompasses innovations in foil precision resistors which we invented, current sensors, and strain gages, which have served as a foundation for our more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing.

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Contact Information

  • Agency Contact:
    Rae Morrow
    Wall Street Communications
    Tel: +1 772 626-7722
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    Vishay Precision Group Contact:
    Marti Spalding
    Director, Global MarCom
    Tel: +1 919-374-5515
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