Innovative Sensor Technology, founded in 1991 is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company is the world-leading manufacturer of IST-AG PT 100/1000 and Nickel Sensors, Digital Temperature Sensors (TS IC's), RH Sensors, Flow Sensors, Conductivity Sensors. The sensor elements are characterized by their accuracy and consistency in extreme measurement conditions. The company’s advanced technology is driven by the challenge to continually improve existing technology and establish a new industry standard of excellence. The ongoing sensor development of IST shapes the future of sensing devices. Staying consistent with the Swiss standard of quality, we are and pride ourselves in our reliable products.
IST's temperature product line includes platinum and nickel RTDs, and temperature sensor ICs. Platinum and nickel sensors are both resistance temperature detectors with a variety of temperature ranges, extension types, and nominal resistances. While platinum can withstand extreme temperatures from -200°C to +1000°C, nickel has higher resolution within a smaller temperature range. We also offer custom RTDs in both platinum and nickel with user specified values for TCR, nominal resistance, etc. TSic sensors are semiconductor temperature sensors that feature highly accurate measurement within a limited temperature range. They are ideal for mobile applications due to their low power consumption.
IST thin film capacitive relative humidity sensors are capable of measuring 0 to 100% relative humidity and operating at temperature ranges of -80°C to +190°C. The humidity sensor product line features sensors with excellent linearity, low hysteresis, fast response times, and high chemical resistance.
IST provides exclusive humidity sensors with directly integrated platinum temperature sensors that cater to a wide range of applications. A variety of different layouts and connections such as SMD and wired configurations are available.
IST thin film mass Flow Sensors offer solutions for a wide variety of flow applications. The thin film and membrane technologies incorporate highly accurate temperature sensors and heaters as core elements of the sensors. IST Flow Sensors are applicable in both gas and partially in liquid, have an operating temperature range of -30°C to +450°C, and can measure flow rate and direction from 0.0001m/s (microflowSens) to 100m/s (respectively from 1mL/min to 10L/min). In addition to measuring flow rates, our liquid sensors can detect the presence of a liquid, biofilm, or bubbles, as well as indicate liquid level.
The conductivity Sensors developed by IST consists of two current electrodes, two measuring electrodes and a platinum temperature sensor for compensation. The Conductivity Sensors have an integrated class B 100Ω or 1000Ω temperature sensor. Since the conductivity of an electrolyte depends heavily on the temperature of the medium, it is important to have accurate temperature compensation. The platinum RTD is located on the sensor, directly at the point of measurement to assure accuracy. IST has employed thin film technology to develop Conductivity Sensors for measuring the concentration of ions in an electrolyte. By measuring the voltage drop between two current electrodes, the conductivity of a substance can be determined. The operating temperature range of the sensor is 0°C to +90°C, and its measurement range is ~5μS/cm to ~20mS/cm.