The BH Advantage
While Others Meet Some Needs, We Meet Them All
Sensing systems are as complex as they are crucial when it comes to your technology. It can be frustrating trying to find a solution that doesn’t force you to trade cost for accuracy or volume for functionality.
We don’t force you to make that decision. Instead, we develop products that feature everything you want in a sensor:
- Market Differentiation: Innovation helps distinguish you in any field. Our applied R&D is best in class.
- Robust Solution: Technical capability and accuracy are paramount. We don’t compromise here, ever.
- Reduced Costs: No other developer can offer high-value, high-volume solutions without sacrificing quality.
Our Whiteboard Approach Makes This Possible
When our founders launched BH Sensors, they disrupted the sensor industry. All of a sudden, a small, private business began offering better technology than established corporations while streamlining customer costs.
Not only that, but it turned the sales and implementation process completely around. No longer did buyers need to choose a preexisting solution, hope it would fit well, and then settle for “good enough” if it didn’t. The real value came from the fact that what they bought was made for them, not for someone else.
This whiteboard approach to problem-solving is as innovative as our technology itself. We start with a blank canvas. We have no preconceived notions and aren’t locked into any one material, configuration, or topology. This not only lets us design a solution exclusively for your business, it also eliminates any tunnel vision that would prevent us from spotting other ways to optimize performance.
The result is a form-fitting sensor that achieves your goals and respects your budget.
Our Customers Benefit in 3 Major Ways
- Virtually unlimited topology options for sensing structures
- Any frequency can be used as a sensor operating point
- Electrical and mechanical designs are optimized independently
- No restriction on materials used for target construction
- Various materials can fill the target / transmission interface region
- No signal conditioning through an unnecessary intermediate device
Electromagnetic structure topology: Regardless of what topology the application dictates, we’re able to work with it. Coax, planar, waveguide and coplanar waveguide, microstrip, and slotline are all in play.
Frequency independence: We’re not restricted by a specific frequency as an operating point. Higher frequencies allow for sensor miniaturization for devices like accelerometers. Lower frequencies are ideal for macro sensors such as load cells and proximity sensors.
Independent optimization: The mechanical target and electronic sensor structure only interact through the electromagnetic (EM) field. Since they never physically connect, they can be optimized separately for sensing applications. In short, we’ve made electro-mechanical coupling interference a nonissue.
Target material: EM fields interact with everything. That means any material can be used as a target to be detected—metal, semiconductor, insulator, cement, ice, bone, etc. This makes it convenient for designers to easily match any of the many topologies available.
Non-contact interface: As long as it allows the target to displace, any material can fill the interface region between the target and sensing part of the structure. This includes structures that must stay sterile for transporting items like blood and plasma.
No signal conditioning: We’ve removed the usual intermediate electronics between sensors and end devices. Our technology’s inherent digital output eliminates this complexity for a more reliable and cost-effective solution.