Farnell signs global agreement for low cost particle sensors with Piera Systems

Farnell has signed a distribution agreement with Piera Systems to sell the Intelligent Particle Sensor (IPS) family. The versatile sensors are claimed to offer exceptional precision at a low cost and are designed for easy integration. They are for deployment in various environments such as offices, hospitals and schools to monitor air quality. 

Indoor air quality has direct and substantial effects on human health, from loss of productivity to causing serious diseases. The smallest particles, less than one micron in size, are the most dangerous as they are readily absorbed into the bloodstream. Piera’s IPS sensors are independently certified to detect these sub-micron particles to PM.01 accurately whereas most other sensors only provide estimates, said Farnell.

The sensitive optoelectronic particulate sensors use photon counting readout technology. The sensors have a compact design and low power consumption, enabling them to quickly acquire and read data while also identifying particulates based on size. Three models are available (Series 3, 5, and 7), each with a different number of output bins. There is also adjustable sensitivity control.

Sarah Priebe, product segment leader, global sensors at Farnell, said: “Our partnership with Piera will allow us to target and uncover new markets and applications because of the low cost and high accuracy of the IPS sensors.” 

The Intelligent Particle Sensor from Piera Systems is now available from Farnell, Newark and element14

Farnell has over 80 years’ experience in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. It supports its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.  

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe; Newark in North America; and element14 throughout Asia Pacific and sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet.



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