Force & Load & Strain Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Strain Gauge Meters power up to 12 load cells.

March 2, 2015

Designed for weight, millivolt, and force measurement applications, Model PD6100 and explosion proof Model PD8-6100 feature 1-button zeroing of display, auto-zero adjustment to prevent drift, and panel-mounted or rugged, field-mounted enclosure. Tare/Reset Tare function enables meters to compensate for anomalies, such as sludge buildup at bottom of empty tank. Accepting mV input signals up to 300 mV (unipolar) and ±250 mV (bipolar), both meters are rated for max current of 350 mA at 10 V. Read More

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Vehicle-Scale Conversion Kits optimize scale performance.

February 23, 2015

Available for non-METTLER TOLEDO scales, POWERCELL® PDX® load cells eliminate need to replace entire scale. Conversion kits with NTEP approval are available for Avery Weigh-Tronix Model FCTS, Fairbanks Type S Lever, and Rice Lake Survivor® OTR models. Operating without junction boxes, POWERCELL® PDX® load cells maintain accuracy despite changing environmental conditions. Built-in predictive diagnostics verify performance of each load cell and simplify maintenance. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Video Extensometer performs non-contact strain measurement.

December 22, 2014

Able to adapt to normal fluctuations of environmental conditions in lab and compatible with testing machines that uses ±10 V analog input, AVE 2 measures both modulus and strain to failure for diverse materials. Fully integrated device, which utilizes real-time 490 Hz data rate while achieving 1 micron accuracy, reduces errors from thermal and lighting variations common in most labs and can be used for strain measurement with Digital Image Correlation (DIC).
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Pressure Measurement System tests bra comfort and fit.

November 14, 2014

Unlike other tactile sensing technologies, Bra Pressure Measurement System can resolve to pressures as low as 0.01 psi or 0.5 mm Hg while conforming to complex body shapes. Seven array sensors, featuring 1,764 pressure-sensing elements, are constructed with conductive cloth materials and are mounted on customer-supplied mannequin. System also includes Chameleon Visualization Software with multiple display options, integrated video, and API, enabling customer to collect, save, and export data. Read More

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Wireless Force/Torque Transmitter handles up to 6 transducers.

October 15, 2014

Communicating using IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n at 2.4 or 5.0 GHz, Wireless F/T simultaneously streams data from up to six 6-axis transducers. Unit can stream to user's host device for data collection, real-time motion control, or user-defined signal processing. Available configurations support up to 3 or 6 transducers and feature 98 ft range in office environment and up to 328 ft in unobstructed environment. Battery life is ~1 hr at max capacity, which can be extended. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Flange Reaction Torque Sensor provides 2 mV/V output.

September 18, 2014

Measuring 2 in. dia x 1.75 in. long, Model T120 is available in 5 ranges of 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 lb-in. Sensing transduction technology utilizes full bridge sensing element with integral temperature compensation, enabling sensitivity shifts of 0.002% of load/F. Non-linearity, hysteresis, and overall accuracy specifications are 0.10% of rated output, with repeatability rated at 0.05% of output. Unit provides non-rotating torque measurements of motors, pumps, compressors, and tire braking. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Force Sensing Package suits precision assembly applications.

September 10, 2014

With 6-axis force sensor that can detect 3 translational forces and 3 axial moments, MotoFit™ alters robot's position based on force encountered to align/assemble parts. Touching, fitting, and inserting are combined to provide automatic precision fits of mating surfaces of 10–100 µm. High-speed fits up to 20 mm deep with h7/H7 tolerance can be done in 5 sec. Additional components include communication board, power supply box, robot mounting flange adapter, and Engineering Support Tool software. Read More

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Materials Testing Machine measures tensile strength and more.

August 27, 2014

Available in 1 and 2 kN capacities, VantageNX has ergonomic frame and offers 3 travel distances from 24–48 in. Machine supports operation via either MAP-4 Software, which requires Windows®-based PC, or stand-alone, Bluetooth®-connected, touchscreen tablet. Ability to be configured for different standards using different grips and fixtures maintains flexibility of universal frame. Among others, capabilities cover tensile, compression, flexural strength, and peel strength measurement. Read More

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Rotary Transformer Torque Sensors suit in-line testing.

August 27, 2014

Available in 3 mounting configurations and 3 rated capacities of 5, 10, and 20 K rpm, Model T261 Series is designed to meet in-line testing requirements of small motors, pumps, compressors, turbines, fans, and other fractional horsepower rated devices. Nonlinearity and hysteresis specifications are ±0.05% of rated output, and non-repeatability is ±0.02% of rated output. Constructed of SAE 4340 alloy steel with satin nickel finish, sensors feature onboard shunt circuit for remote calibration. Read More

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Load Cell is designed for applications utilizing pulleys.

August 26, 2014

Suited for wire, cable, filament, rope, and other single-strand applications, XR Pulley Load Cell can be fully customized to specifications — pulley size, profile, material, and load rating — as well as designed to utilize application's existing pulleys for use as drop-in component for tension sensing. Features, in addition to 100% stainless steel body, include dual parallel beam, mechanical variance compensation, and 360° overload protection that promote performance and service life. Read More

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Miniature Force Transducers deliver 0.2% accuracy.

July 30, 2014

Supporting diverse applications, U9C and C9C come in 480+ configurations and are available in 10 measurement ranges from 50 N to 50 kN. These 26 mm dia transducers, made from stainless steel, are hermetically sealed to protect against dust and water to meet IP67 standard. While U9C measures static and dynamic tensile and compressive force, C9C measures static and dynamic compressive force. Both can be equipped with TEDS chip and individually configured to meet application requirements. Read More

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Bottle Cap Torque Tester supports dual testing modes.

July 28, 2014

Supporting open force and lock force testing modes, i-PROCESS 1600 can be used in torque determination of caps of bottles, flexible packages, and vacuum flasks. System features dustproof and waterproof design, overload protection, and malfunction alerts, guaranteeing safety of operators in testing process. Suitable for on-site testing, i-PROCESS 1600 is equipped with embedded computer control system, which can complete test with assistance of U-Lab Testing Data Integrated Platform. Read More

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Load Cells feature hermetic sealing.

June 12, 2014

Made of nickel-plated carbon steel with hermetic sealing for dusty and humid environments, Models SLB215 and SLB415 cover capacities from 110 kg to 4.4 tons. Model SLB415 has blind-hole design for optimized metrology performance, while Model SLB215 has threaded load introduction to facilitate integration. Fully approved to cover OIML, NTEP, ATEX, and FM standards, beam load cells are suited for weighing in logistics, instruments, and general machine building. Read More

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Rotary Torque Transducer withstands extreme vibration.

June 10, 2014

Supplied with Bluetooth remote base station, BT4000 Series Wireless Coupled Flange Drive Rotary Torque Sensor can measure torque up to 8,000 Nm at speeds to 7,000 rpm with analog voltage, digital, or frequency signal outputs. Encapsulated electronics provide strain gauge bridge excitation, bridge output amplification, and amplified signal conversion into 16-bit digital word. Any device equipped to receive 2.4 GHz Bluetooth data can receive signals from BT4000 Series for subsequent processing. Read More

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USB Output Load Cells have high-speed, low-profile design.

June 3, 2014

Constructed of stainless steel to survive harsh industrial environments, LC411-USBH Series connects directly to and is powered by computer's USB port. No additional power supply is needed, and series is capable of achieving speeds to 1,000 readings/sec. While included PC software facilitates logging of data and charting readings, .NET APIs and command set allow for command line access. Dual Bridge models are available, and 5-Point NIST Traceable calibration is provided. Read More

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Touch Fingerprint Sensor targets Android smartphones.

June 2, 2014

Specifically developed to be mounted as home button on front side of Android smartphone or tablet, Model FPC1150 features elongated form that allows 360° rotation. Device offers optimized 3D pixel sensing technology that reads virtually any finger, dry or wet. Coated with robust surface, sensor resists daily abrasion and is capable of more than 10 million finger placements. Device consumes less than 5 mA and supports both Android™ and Windows™ operating systems. Read More

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Force Measuring Device targets machine tool clamping systems.

May 28, 2014

Designed to measure pull-in force of machine tool clamping systems, F-senso Device can detect changes in force before they affect machining quality. Product is engineered for use with clamping systems for smaller tool shanks, including HSK A 25, A 32, and A 40 as well as steep taper SK [CAT/BT 30. Fitted with adapters for HSK or steep taper shanks, F-senso is pulled into spindle taper of machine tool and provides exact measure of pull-in force, covering range of 0–3,370 lb. Read More

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Stability Sensor performs over wide range of conditions.

May 16, 2014

Made from pressure sensitive ink, FlexiForce® Enhanced Stability Series 301 (ESS301) is capable of measuring force and pressure in environments with temperatures up to 85°C and relative humidity up to 95%. Force range is up to 100 lb using recommended circuitry and can be extended via reduction of drive voltage (VT) or resistance value of feedback resistor (RF). By increasing VT or RF, sensitivity can be increased for measurement of lower forces. Read More

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Weigh Modules continuously monitor load cell performance.

May 8, 2014

By providing continuous load cell monitoring, SWB605 PowerMount Weigh Modules discover variances before they impact productivity, allowing manufacturers to avoid errors such as load cell overload and out-of-range temperatures. POWERCELL-equipped load cells with on-board microprocessors also adjust weighing signal to compensate for environmental changes. This allows modules to provide accurate weighing regardless of temperature, linearity, hysteresis, and creep. Read More

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Impact Detection Systems fit all lift truck vehicles.

March 13, 2014

By gathering information related to material handling impact events and displaying light or heavy impact levels, IVDT Defender Series enables users to control and modify operator behavior with notifications before damage occurs. IM2 records operator and impact occurrence allowing management to further investigate noticeable damage, while IM3 adds Bluetooth or wireless capability for remote, real-time management. ED4 and ED5 offer load weighing, fleet management, and OSHA safety check options. Read More