What types of Sensors are used in a Digital Mold Incubator?

Digital mold incubators use a variety of sensors to monitor & manage the environmental conditions required for mold culture growth and study.

The main types of sensors utilized in a digital mold incubator are:

Temperature Sensors

  • Thermocouples sensors detect temperature by turning the thermal potential difference into electrical potential. They are commonly utilized because of their wide temperature range and durability.
  • Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) measure temperature by comparing the resistance of the RTD element to the temperature. They provide exceptional precision and stability throughout a broad temperature range.
  • Thermistors are the temperature sensors work by changing electrical resistance with temperature. They are extremely sensitive and provide reliable measurements across a shorter temperature range.

Humidity Sensors

  • Capacitive humidity sensors detect variations in capacitance due by humidity levels. They are widely utilized for their accuracy & stability.
  • Resistive humidity sensors are the sensors detect changes in electrical resistance due to humidity. They are less prevalent but beneficial in certain situations.
  • Thermal conductivity humidity are the sensors detect changes in the thermal conductivity of the surrounding air and measure humidity accordingly.

CO 2 Sensors

Carbon dioxide levels are measured using non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) sensors, which detect the absorption of infrared light. They are commonly utilized due to their precision and dependability.

Oxygen Sensors

  • Electrochemical sensors monitor oxygen concentration via a chemical reaction that generates a quantifiable current.
  • Optical oxygen sensors utilize fluorescence quenching by oxygen to determine its concentration.

Pressure Sensors

  • Piezoelectric pressure sensors use piezoelectric materials to transform pressure changes into electrical signals.
  • Capacitive pressure sensors detect pressure changes by detecting capacitance changes.

Airflow Sensors

  • Hot Wire Anemometer sensors are the sensors measure airflow by sensing temperature variations in a heated wire generated by the cooling effect of air passing across it.
  • Vane Anemometers sensors employ a revolving vane to determine the velocity of wind.

Light Sensors

  • Photodiodes are the sensors monitor light levels and are used to maintain optimal lighting conditions for mold growth.
  • Light-Dependent Resistors (LDRs) sensors are used to change resistance in response to the amount of light they are exposed to.

These sensors work together to precisely monitor and manage the incubation environment, creating ideal conditions for mold cultivation & study.