Innovative Sensor Technology is a world-class manufacturer of thin-film platinum and nickel RTD temperature sensors, capacitive humidity sensors, mass flow sensors, conductivity sensors, and biosensors at the component level. With our state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, we offer both standard and custom sensors to satisfy various applications. Our sensors cover requirements for system integrators in the process control, building automation, test & measurement, medical, automotive, and appliance industries.The Innovative Sensor Technology IST USA Division is a fully owned subsidiary of Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG from Switzerland. We offer high flexibility in sourcing and supporting our products with in-house stock and on-site engineering support - available during our regular business hours for design, application, and after sales support.
Innovative Sensor Technology AG in Switzerland was established in 1991 with headquarters located in Ebnat Kappel. IST has offered the most advanced technology in the sensor industry for over 20 years. Staying consistent with the Swiss standard of quality, we have been ISO 9001 and 14001 certified since 1997 and pride ourselves in our reliable products. Having in-house fabrication for MEMS, our highly qualified staff is now offering R&D consulting services for various industries, also in cooperation with distinguished micro technology institutes and universities.
The core technology of all IST products is thin-film deposition, in which a thin layer of metal is deposited onto a ceramic substrate. This technology allows for the production of extremely small sensors with enhanced operational capabilities such as improved response times, robustness, and packaging versatility. Our thin-film technology is 2nd to none for applications requiring long term stability and accuracy in wide temperature ranges. We apply our expertise in thin-film deposition to develop measurement solutions that are consistent and reliable.
IST AG has one of the best equipped front-end production lines for thin-film sensors, operating in clean rooms to class 1000. The fully automatic assembly technology ensures the highest quality product with an optimal price-performance ratio. Precise measuring instruments in our laboratories allow for the calibration of our products in the areas of temperature, humidity and flow.
Thin Film RTD Advantages
In comparing different types of temperature measurement technology, thin-film RTDs have a number of advantages over thermistors and wire-wound RTDs. Thermistors have a much smaller temperature range and tend to drift over time, whereas thin-film RTDs can operate in the harshest conditions while experiencing minimal drift. Wire wound RTDs can be susceptible to vibration and are expensive to produce while thin film RTDs are much more robust, more affordable, and offer more packaging options. When dealing with applications that require high accuracy in extreme conditions, IST-thin-film technology is the best option.
Innovative Sensor Technology is a manufacturer of thin-film platinum and nickel RTD temperature sensors, capacitive humidity sensors, mass flow sensors, conductivity and biosensors at the component level. We offer standard and custom sensors for system integrators in the process control, building automation, test & measurement, medical and appliance industries.
IST has 25 years’ experience to support customers to design and manufacture outstanding sensors. Our R&D staff and own in house clean room based fabrication provides perfect synergies to create custom sensors designs starting from samples scale, all the way to mass production supplies in short time. IST's expertise is reflected in exceptional process capabilities as well as profound material science know-how. Innovative Sensor Technology and custom designs addresses performance improvements of physical parameters which can result in advanced sensor system characteristics.
Innovative Sensor Technology USA Division is a fully owned subsidiary of Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG, with headquarters in Switzerland. We offer high flexibility in sourcing and supporting our products, including in-house stock and on-site engineering support.