Innovative Sensor Technology, USA Division

With more than 25 years of experience Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG is one of the leading manufacturers of physical, chemical and biological sensors. Our objective is to be the global leader in standard and customized sensor technology – empowering our customers to provide new levels of innovation and product design to deliver to their markets worldwide.

IST AG specializes in the development and manufacturing of thin- and thick-film platinum and nickel RTD temperature sensors, thermal mass flow sensors, capacitive humidity sensors, conductivity sensors and biosensors. In addition to development and manufacturing of standard sensors, our highly qualified technical team offers consulting and R&D tailored to specific customer requests in the field of sensor technology.

Our Difference

  • We develop sensors fitted to application-specific requirements
  • We offer support by product specialists from sensor development to after-sales
  • We manufacture small and large sensor quantities within a short development and production time
  • We offer sensor technology development and consultation out of our state-of-the-art facilities
  • We develop and manufacture sensors that are compatible across the entire product range

Our advanced expertise is driven by the challenge to be at the forefront of the industry. We are continually improving existing technology, by working closely with customers to find optimal sensor solutions for application-specific requirements, and collaborating with a broad network of partners, including institutes and universities.

Temperature Sensors

Platinum

The IST AG platinum RTD temperature sensors are developed with the highest quality materials and cover a wide operating temperature range of -200 °C to +1000 °C. The sensors can operate in the harshest conditions while experiencing minimal drift. The construction is extremely robust and due to the small dimensions the sensors are offered in various housings. The platinum temperature sensors are available with a standard TCR of 3850 ppm/K and with accuracies according to the IEC 60751 norm.

IST AG also offers custom RTD platinum sensors fitted to application-specific requirements in terms of specified TCR values, nominal resistance, dimensions, housings and lead wires amongst other variations.

Nickel

IST AG offers nickel RTD temperature sensors with an operating temperature range of -60°C to +300 °C. The sensors are characterized by a simple linearization and a steep characteristic curve which makes them suitable for HVAC applications, for example. The nickel RTD sensors offer an excellent long-term stability and easy interchangeability. The nickel temperature sensors are available with various TCRs such as 6180 ppm/K (Nickel ND), 5000 ppm/K (Nickel NL), 6370 ppm/K (Nickel NJ), 6720 ppm/K (Nickel NA) and Balco.

IST AG also offers custom RTD nickel sensors fitted to application-specific requirements in terms of specified TCR values, nominal resistance, dimensions, housings and lead wires amongst other variables.

TSic

TSic sensors are semiconductor temperature sensors that feature highly accurate measurements within a limited temperature range. They are ideal for mobile applications due to their low power consumption. The TSic is offered as a calibrated temperature sensor with an integrated signal converter for analog or digital output. Easily integrable, it offers excellent accuracy with long-term stability.

Platinum temperature sensors

The Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG platinum temperature sensors provide solutions for extreme temperature applications and are designed with the highest quality materials, allowing them to operate within a wide temperature range of -200 °C to +1000 °C.  Standard IEC 60751 sensors are offered in class F0.3 (0.12 %), class F0.15 (0.06 %), F0.1 (0.04 %), and higher accuracies upon request. The IST AG sensors are available in wireless (SMD) and wired configurations, and in sizes ranging from 1.6 mm to 10 mm (L), and 0.8 mm to 5.08 mm (W).  Standard sensors can be customized with a variety of lead wire material, length, and configurations.

With many years of experience, IST AG also offers development of customer-specific applications in terms of sensor technology development and consultation. As part of the standard development process, IST AG offers support at the point of implementation – this way we ensure the best sensor solution for specific applications.

Flow Sensors

The Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG 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 on the sensors. The sensors are applicable in gas (operating temperature range of -20 °C to +400 °C) and liquid (operating temperature range of -50 °C to +180 °C) and can measure flow rates and direction from 0 m/s to 100 m/s.

IST AG develops and manufactures thermal flow sensors and offers three different solutions for measuring flow rates in gas and liquid applications. The standard solutions are optimal for various flow applications but can be fitted to meet customer-specific requirements. For standard flow sensors, electronics for the evaluation are offered.

With many years of experience, IST AG also offers development of customer-specific applications in terms of technology development and consultation. As part of the standard development process, IST AG offers support at the point of implementation – this way we ensure the best solution for specific applications.