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Morgan Technical Ceramics Offers Standard and Custom Air in Line Sensors for Use in Medical Equipment Fluid Applications


5/28/2013 2:22:05 PM

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May 28, 2013 -- Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) announces its range of piezo ceramic Air in Line (AIL) sensors, ideal for use in medical equipment, including infusion pumps, enteral feeding pumps, and dialysis equipment. The sensors are available as either a standard or custom-manufactured model to suit specific OEM needs, the Air in Line sensor can be adapted to suit tube diameter, tube holding and clamping method, additional sensing features, mounting arrangement, or interface with a disposable cassette.

MTC’s standard piezo ceramic AIL sensor includes a bubble detector for a 4-5 millimeter (mm) tube, designed to minimize the footprint with a short flexi circuit for easy connection via a standard ZIF (zero insertion force) connector. The sensor can be mounted in any orientation and is designed to be dry-coupled to PVC or silicone tubing.

AIL sensors can be customized to meet specific OEM requirements for housing geometry, color, mounting arrangement, electrical terminations, tube diameter, adaptation to specific tubing, and any special functional features. The sensors are available in a variety of forms, from bare-tuned piezo ceramic discs or plates, to a fully functional packaged sensor.

An optional drive circuit designed to plug directly onto the sensor via the ZIF connector is also available. The drive circuit is connected to the power supply and instrumentation using flying leads, but can be modified to include customer specific terminations, or fitted inside the main sensor body for full IP 67 rating.

For further information, please contact:

Kristin Nugent, 617-367-0100 x148

Kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

Scott Bentley, +44 (0)1299 827000

scott.bentley@morganplc.com

About Morgan Technical Ceramics

Morgan Technical Ceramics manufactures components and sub-assemblies using an extensive range of materials, including structural and piezoelectric ceramics, dielectrics, braze alloys, and specialist coatings. It works with manufacturers’ design and R&D teams at local, national and international level on projects from concept and feasibility studies through prototype development to full production. The business employs some 2,500 people and has 23 manufacturing sites worldwide across Europe, the US, Mexico, China and Australia.

Morgan Technical Ceramics is a business within the Morgan Ceramics Division of The Morgan Crucible Company plc, one of the world's leading advanced materials companies. The company specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of ceramic and carbon products which are used in a wide range of applications, from transport and telecommunications to fire protection and medical instruments. Morgan Crucible is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.

For more information on Morgan Technical Ceramics visit www.morgantechnicalceramics.com or contact one of our sales offices below:

Europe

Morgan Technical Ceramics, Bewdley Road, Stourport, Worcestershire, DY13 8QR.

Tel +44 (0)1299 872210 Fax +44 (0)1299 872218

Email mtcuksales@morganplc.com

North America

Morgan Technical Ceramics, 26 Madison Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004, USA

Tel +1 800 433 0638 Fax: +1 973 227 7135

Email mtcussales@morganplc.com

Asia

Morgan Ceramics

150 Kampong Ampat, #05-06A KA Centre, Singapore 368324

Tel +65 6595 0000 Fax +65 6595 0005

Email asia.mc@morganplc.com

South America

Morgan Technical Ceramics

83 Rua Darcy Ribeiro, Santa Cruz, CEP 23567-190,Brasil

Tel +55 (21) 3305 7400 Fax +55 21 2418 1205

Email: mtcsasales@morganplc.com



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