An analytical industry first has been achieved with the launch of the Hummingbird Paracube Modus: the world’s first highly vibration resistant Paramagnetic oxygen sensor, designed specifically for integration into transportable analytical equipment.

Built on Hummingbird’s proven Paracube platform, which integrates Hummingbird’s world-leading magneto-dynamic paramagnetic oxygen sensing technology into a highly compact, RoHS-compliant sensor optimized for OEM integration, the Modus represents the first time this reliable, non-depleting technology has been developed for transportable analytical applications that require precise oxygen measurements.

Martin Cox, Market Sector Manager – Sensing Technologies, Hummingbird, explains, “Our customers identified the need for an oxygen sensor that can continue to offer a precise oxygen measurements during transport or environments that are prone to vibration.”

“Hummingbird’s engineers responded with a technically advanced and innovative design specifically developed and integrated to meet the challenging conditions of the applications. Extensive test results show a dramatic reduction in the effects of vibration – up to a factor of 30 times reduction in direct comparison to a standard Paramagnetic cell.”

Cox adds, “The launch of the Paracube Modus is an extension of Hummingbird’s RoHS compliant paramagnetic oxygen sensing range, already employed by the world’s top analytical equipment manufacturers.”

“The Modus is another compelling reason why Hummingbird Paramagnetic sensors are the next generation replacement to electrochemical cell sensors, which are not only costly in terms of needing frequent replacement, but do not meet RoHS regulations on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electronic equipment.”

“As a non-depleting alternative, Hummingbird paramagnetic sensors have an indefinite lifetime. This completely removes the need for frequent cell replacements and the need to ‘approximate’ when a change might be prudent. Application safety is safeguarded, while the cost-of-ownership is far lower over the lifetime of the capital equipment.”