The Sentient Handheld Sensor

The handheld version of Booyco Electronics’ ESI range has everyone talking, and this is chiefly because it is able to accommodate up to three “plug and play” sensors, typically CH4, CO and O2.

According to Anton Lourens, managing director of Booyco Electronics, the Sentient handheld instrument is simple to use, yet extremely reliable. The inner mechanism of this device is completely sealed, so although sensor units are regularly removed and replaced, there is no opportunity for moisture to penetrate the sensitive working parts.

Rated to IP68, the low maintenance Sentient has no buttons. Instead, the unit features an innovative “tap” sensor which ensures that the instrument remains watertight at all times.

Amongst the unique features of this device is “drop protection” which automatically switches the sensor off as a protective measure if the instrument is dropped, thereby significantly increasing sensor life. The unit has been certified as EXia T4 Intrinsically Safe, and complies with relevant SANS 1515 requirements.

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