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Validyne “Senses” the Change in the Pressure Sensor Market & Reveals New Innovations

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Validyne “Senses” the Change in the Pressure Sensor Market and Reveals New Innovations

Northridge, CA – June 30, 2015 – Validyne Engineering releases two new product lines for hydraulic pressure and low pressure air flow systems.

Validyne is proud to announce two new product lines to meet the demands of the evolving sensor market.

The two new product lines will give OEM users of pressure sensors the option to choose variable reluctance sensing technology for their applications at an attractive price point. The first new product line offers feature-rich enhancements for our OEM clients. The second new product line offers a streamlined set of features compared to their traditional line, but a lower cost.

Compact form factor combined with a rugged sensor that accepts air, inert gases and hydrocarbon-based liquids are important elements in this new low cost product line. Target audiences include those requiring hydraulic pressure measurement, low pressure air flow systems and any application involving pressures below 5 In H2O.

According to Paul Muller, Validyne’s Director of Sales & Marketing “Validyne is reaching out to the OEM market to provide low cost differential pressure sensors capable of accepting liquids and gases.”

A World Leader in Variable Reluctance Technology (VRT) since 1968, Validyne has a long history of providing standard and custom solutions to the Aerospace, Automotive, and Engineering industries.

Technical Specs for New Products:

Model P17: For air and inert gas applications Full Scales as low as 0.1 In H2O DC Power/DC Signal 0 to +5 Vdc signal

Model P20: For Liquids and Gases Static Pressures to 1000 psig Differential Ranges as low as 0.1 psi full scale DC Power/DC Signal

Model P25: For Liquids and Gases Static Pressures to 10,000 psig Differential Ranges as low as 5 psi full scale DC Power/DC Signal

Models P117, P120 and P125 are similar in functionality from those listed above, but are constructed without a housing for electronics – for use inside the customer’s own unique enclosure.

VALIDYNE ENGINEERING

Validyne Engineering Inc., headquartered in Northridge, Calif., has a diverse customer base that ranges from automotive and engine manufacturers, to research and development labs, to aerospace companies. For more information on Validyne or to find out more about the new VPAS Pressure System, please visit www.validyne.com, send us an e-mail at sales@validyne.com, or reach us by calling (818) 886-2057

Validyne Pressure Sensors “Soar” as an effective and versatile Flight Testing tool

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Validyne Pressure Sensors “Soar” as an effective and versatile Flight Testing tool

Northridge, CA – May 29, 2015 – Validyne Engineering sensors improve passenger air safety, and aid in military applications.

Validyne’s P55 Pressure Transducers measure changes in everything from low pressure systems and noise cancellation, to helium pressure in Aerostats and HVAC pressures functions, to drone testing for the military.

According to Paul Muller, Validyne’s Director of Sales & Marketing “With an increased public demand for  passenger safety,  Aircraft and Aerospace companies are searching for better ways to detect environmental changes inside and outside of the craft. Validyne is dedicated to supporting the sensors and related systems that aid in providing more varied data and safer flights.”

A World Leader in Variable Reluctance Technology (VRT) since 1968, Validyne has a rich history of providing standard and custom solutions to the Aerospace industry.

Airbus A380

Validyne pressure transducers have been used in a wide variety of aircraft flight test applications.  Our Model P855 was used in the prototype Airbus A380.  These transducers were designed to measure low pressures, +/-35 mBar, and operate over wide temperature ranges -20 to +70C.  In addition, each P855 communicated over RS485 serial data lines.  The transducers were delivered while the first A380 was built in sections.  When the sections were assembled into the first operation aircraft, the sensors were already embedded inside.  Building the flight test sensors into the prototype saved over a year – normally a prototype aircraft is flown, then test instrumentation installed – a time consuming process.

Bombardier – Noise Cancelling System

The Validyne P55 transducers were installed in short range Bombardier aircraft as part of a noise-cancelling system in the passenger cabin.  The fast response time and high sensitivity to low pressures allowed the detection of noise and air movement.  This was used to trigger the noise cancellation.

Lockheed Martin Aerostat

Radar systems deployed in remote areas use a large helium balloon – or aerostat – to lift radar antennas to improve range.  The Validyne P55 has been used to monitor the helium pressure inside the aerostat to insure that it will remain aloft.

Gulfstream Private Jets

The Validyne P55 has been used by Gulfstream and Honda aircraft in flight testing to determine HVAC functions and air pressures inside air and heater ducts.

Other Government Programs

The Validyne P55 has been used in classified military flight testing of drones and other aircraft.

VALIDYNE ENGINEERING

Validyne Engineering Inc., headquartered in Northridge, Calif., has a diverse customer base that ranges from automotive and engine manufacturers, to research and development labs, to aerospace companies. For more information on Validyne or to find out more about the new VPAS Pressure System, please visit www.validyne.com, send us an e-mail at sales@validyne.com, or reach us by calling (818) 886-2057

 

AIRBUS

Airbus makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The company – a division of Airbus Group – helps shape the future of air transportation and drives sustainable growth around the world. Based on a deep understanding of ever-changing market needs, Airbus pioneers technological solutions and seeks the most efficient sourcing and manufacturing possible – so airlines can grow and people can connect.

Airbus’ comprehensive product line comprises highly-successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to more than 500 seats: the single-aisle A320 Family (including A320neo, the best-selling aircraft in aviation history); the widebody, long-range A330 Family (including the A330-200 Freighter, plus the recently-launched A330-800neo and -900neo); the new-generation A350 XWB Family; and the flagship A380.

BOMBARDIER

Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

LOCKHEED MARTIN

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORPORATION

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,200 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G150TM, the Gulfstream G280TM, the Gulfstream G450TM, the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G500TM, the Gulfstream G600TM, the Gulfstream G650TM and the Gulfstream G650ERTM. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft SalesTM. The company employs more than 15,000 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos at www.gulfstreamnews.com.

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Validyne introduces World’s first Automotive Cabin Pressure Checker

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Highly Configurable, Very Low Differential Pressure Transducer System Measures and Records Cabin Pressure Fluctuations

Northridge, CA – April 29, 2015 – Validyne Engineering introduces the World’s first Automotive (Transportation) Dynamic Cabin Pressure Checker.

VPAS, Vehicle Pressure Acquisition System, is used to detect rapid pressure changes due to: Sun roof opening, side or rear window openings, windshield leak detection, and HVAC testing and verification.

According to Richard Ganz, Validyne’s Director of Business Development “A new wave of automation has recently been ushered into the Auto Industry: from self-parking to self driving systems such as the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes F 015. Validyne is committed to support the sensors and related systems that support a safe and comfortable driving experience.”

A World Leader in Variable Reluctance Technology (VRT) since 1968, Validyne has a rich history of providing standard and custom solutions to the Auto industry.  In the Mid 90’s, Validyne designed to General Motors (GMC) specifications, a Vehicle Standard Thermal Instrument. Commercially available and in use today as VDAS, it is an in-vehicle data acquisition system (DAQ).

Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) has announced its desire to move forward and procure a VPAS production system for use as a standard efficiency test and check across all Hyundai and Kia vehicles.

A portable, vehicle-powered VPAS is designed to measure, record and display sensor readings from 1 to 16 channels. The VPAS software is integrated for PC or iPad and is used to measure vehicle cabin pressures under various conditions.  A unique reference to atmosphere can be enabled at any time.

The VPAS system is comprised of a Validyne USB2250 sensor interface with on-board signal conditioning for VRT or any other manufacturer’s pressure sensor.  Validyne model DP103 pressure sensors – included on VPAS – can measure full scale ranges as low as +/-0.10 In H2O and up to +/-55 In H2O.

Pressure readings are available for continuous display and graphing on a laptop PC or iPad via USB interface integral to the VPAS.  The transducer readings are calibrated for In H2O and the data is recorded to a .csv file and displayed graphically in real time.

VALIDYNE ENGINEERING

Validyne Engineering Inc., headquartered in Northridge, Calif., has a diverse customer base that ranges from automotive and engine manufacturers, to research and development labs, to aerospace companies. For more information on Validyne or to find out more about the new VPAS Pressure System, please visit www.validyne.com, send us an e-mail at sales@validyne.com, or reach us by calling (818) 886-2057.

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has seven manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers outside of South Korea and in 2013, sold 4.73 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell. More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at: http://worldwide.hyundai.com or http://www.hyundaiglobalnews.comm

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