Our factory has been making sensors for more than 30 years. We are a specialist manufacturer that hand make sensors for tough applications. This boutique approach does not lend itself to the mass market approach of the bigger manufacturers. While we may not be as well recognised as some of the international brands, our sensors have found their way into some of the biggest plants and chemical processing facilities on the planet. Take a look at our references…
Quite simply, to save money. If we did not save our customers money, they would not buy our sensors. We guarantee to save you money through longer life, lower maintenance or improved process measurement accuracy and control. It’s that simple, start saving today.
Turtle Tough sensors are made specifically for difficult applications from the finest materials and engineering technology available. Sensors are individually hand made, each specifically for performing in a specified environment. Large manufacturers of sensors typically have a single sensor design to suit every application, whereas Turtle Tough sensors are designed to achieve the desired outcome for the application, this may include:
|Performance Requirement||Performance Objective|
|Long Life||Reduce replacement sensor costs|
|Low Maintenance||Reduce labour costs|
|High Accuracy or Fast Response||Improve process measurement and control|
|Extremes in Temperature or Pressure||Meet process measurement requirements|
|Extremes in acidity or alkalinity||Meet process measurement requirements|
Take a look at our sensor overview: Turtle tough extreme liquid analytic sensor pdf1.27 MB
Everything comes at a price, and achieving one aspect of performance can often compromise another. We design our sensors to achieve the best balance to meet the customer requirements, whether that be based on reducing costs or achieving measurement performance.
Yes/No. We can make a turtle tough sensor to fit most brands of transmitters. Turtle Tough sensors are made with the appropriate electronics to interface with most of the major brands such as Rosemount, Yokogawa, Endress and Hauser, ABB, Foxboro and many others. This can save significant costs in changing over instrumentation, and our turtle tough sensors will outlast the OEM sensor by several times.
Please note that some brands of transmitters do place certain limitations on the Turtle Tough sensor design. For best life and performance it is always recommended to use a Turtle Tough sensor with the Turtle Tough TX series of transmitters.
When we make a Turtle Tough sensor TOUGH, we put a lot into chemical and physical resistance into the sensor design. This adds to the overall sensor impedance and many OEM transmitters are not designed to handle this extra impedance. As a result they may reject the sensor prematurely or display error codes when it still has plenty of life left in the sensor.
Our range of Turtle Tough Transmitters are designed to handle the high impedances of our sensors and will allow them to be used much longer than most OEM units will permit.
Indeed the unit price of a Turtle Tough probe is more expensive than an OEM equivalent. The nature of hand making sensors and using materials and designs that meet specific application requirements is a more costly. It does however produce a product that will outlast an OEM equivalent by several times over, saving a significant amount over a period of time.
Ask about our “same risk” trial guarantee today to compare a Turtle Tough Sensor to your existing OEM sensor. Note: For a single trial sensor only, pay the same as your would for your OEM sensor.
The most common question we are asked is how often must you clean and calibrate a Turtle Tough sensor. While this question is virtually impossible to answer, a Turtle Tough sensor will have up to 10 times the stability of mainstream sensors. Most of our customers are able to extend calibration intervals by 2 to 5 times, whilst still maintaining their required accuracy and performance.
How often a sensor requires cleaning and calibration depends upon:
- The process conditions and how quickly the major constituents are poisoning the sensor
- The desired accuracy for the measurement to maintain acceptable process control
- The amount of fouling or process build-up that will eventually affect sensor performance
- How well the sensor is cleaned and maintained at the specified interval (ie using the correct chemicals to decontaminate the sensor)
Turtle Tough sensors are specifically designed to improve these maintenance requirements by incorporating the following:
- Turtle Tough sensors have very tough measurement elements that are slow to deteriorate and therefore drift is minimised.
- Turtle Tough sensors utilised open geometry designs and low fouling materials to reduce build-up and extend cleaning intervals
- Turtle Tough sensors have very resilient materials of construction to withstand harsh cleaning regimes. Strong acids, alkaline, organic solvents and abrasive mechanical cleaning can be deployed to efficiently and effectively clean sensors returning them to optimum operating condition.
|Drift (pH units)||TOUGH APPLICATION |
(ie: intensive chemical process)
(ie clean water)
3x per week
1x per week
1x per month
1x per week
1x per month
1x per 6 months
1x per fortnight
1x per 3 months
1x per 12 months
** please note this is a general guideline only and should not be relied upon for accurate process control. Each user will need establish a drift profile in their own application before deciding on an appropriate calibration interval. Cleaning and calibration intervals can vary significantly across individual applications.