Force & Load & Strain Sensors
Offering intuitive operation and advanced diagnostics, BLH Nobel G5 Instruments support process weighing and control, force measurement, factory automation, high dynamic force measurement, and high-speed batching/blending systems. Panel-mount version provides 24 Vdc or 115/230 Vac operation, while rail-mount model offers 24 Vdc operation only. Instruments support Modbus/TCP, Ethernet/IP, FTP, HTTP, Profibus, DeviceNet, ControlNet, and Modbus RTU interfaces as well as RS485 and analog outputs. Read More
Based on Advanced Sensors technology, Transducer Class® S5056/S5020/S5046/S5047 offer alternative to bonding multiple, individual strain gages in bending and torque/shear applications. Features include optimized grid-to-grid temperature matching; range of pattern configurations; gold-plated solder pads; and resistance from 350 Ω to 20 kΩ. All 4 active arms of Wheatstone bridge circuit are formed on single carrier, and all intrabridge connections are integrated into pattern. Read More
With Jaw Force Gauges, users can accurately measure force applied to each chuck jaw independently, so that problems can be diagnosed and corrected before failure occurs. Reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is holding force available for that specific jaw. Providing force range from 0–30,000 lb, gauges are suitable for chucks from 6–18 in. Gauges identify potential safety hazards and keep chucks operating at full force for maximum production and service life. Read More
Built on proprietary Advanced Sensors strain gage technology, Micro-Measurements® Sensor Gage features strain gage and embedded resistance temperature detector (RTD) on same substrate. Design simplifies layouts while meeting demand for strain measurement precision and accuracy. Appropriate fourth-order polynomial variables, derived from thermal output of each batch of gages constructed of well-known materials, are critical to minimizing effect of thermal output on test data. Read More
Along with menu programming that facilitates selection and setup, multilingual FG-7000T features numerical or graph mode display operation. Operational modes include Peak, First Peak, Preset, or Track Mode, and external input immediately recognizes torque sensors – 9, 44, and 88 lb-in. capacities – with standard chuck adapter. Measuring frictional resistance between rubber slider mounted on end of pendulum arm and test surface, gauge also features 1,000 point memory with definable groups. Read More
Available in various sizes and tab configurations, Advanced Sensors strain gages can be installed using automated pick-and-place technologies. Design offers optimized grid-to-grid temperature matching, various pattern selections, resistances to 5 kΩ with tight tolerance of ±0.2% per grid, and grid lengths down to 0.5 mm. Latter increases output, because active portion of grid is better matched to peak strain areas on diaphragm.
Hardy HI 6600 modular sensor system is designed for applications where multiple weight processors are required. Featuring pre-programmed applications, HI 1756-nDF for ControlLogix and HI 3010 Filler/Dispenser can be incorporated into standalone systems or connected to host PC, PLC, and PAC. Automated checkweighing system, HI 4050CW, performs packaging application quality inspection: verifying contents, checking tolerances, identifying parts, classifying product, or checking overload safety. Read More
Featuring hardened stainless steel construction, Capacitive F/T Sensor measures full 6 components of force and torque: Fx, Fy, Fz, Tx, Ty, and Tz. IP65-rated unit features force range of 45 lbf and torque range of 35 lb-in. Output options include Ethernet conversion box that allows connection to Ethernet networks, USB conversion cables that allow connection to PC or other device, and RS-422 serial connection, which provides unterminated wires for data signals. Read More
Flexible and 3D formable capacitive touchscreen sensors enable development of consumer and business products where buttons can be replaced with touch-based UIs. Such UIs can be fully flexible, foldable, or roll-able or solid but three-dimensional (3D) in shape. Also promoting cleanliness and reliability, sensors are suited for use in such areas as wearables, household appliances, whitegoods, medical, automotive, and industrial applications.
Optimized for hostile environments, Micro-Measurements® Strain Gage Bundle offers choice of 2 strain gage series: ZC-Series free-filament models with etched Kanthal foil alloy grids, and weldable LZ-Series wire strain gages with Nichrome V and Pt8W alloys. Installation options for ZC series include GC, H, PBX, and Sauereisen DKS-8 ceramic cements. Lead wire options include spot-welded Nichrome V ribbon in widths of 1.6 mm and 3.2 mm, with thicknesses of 0.05 mm and 0.08 mm, respectively. Read More
Ensuring consistent quality production runs without load cells or dancer, TSC™ Torque Sensing Control System can include U4 tension controller, V or CS Series brake, TS torque sensor, US4 ultrasonic sensor or proximity switches, M4 meter, and MPC4 I to P converter. Solution provides actual, calibrated measurement of torque. Combined with roll radius measurement, system can display calculated web tension used to set and maintain precise tension throughout production – from full roll to core. Read More
Comprised of load cell and mounting hardware, Omnicell® Weighing Assemblies are placed under existing tank, bin, or hopper containing liquid or dry material. When combined with Intalogix® Technology, assemblies transform vessel into highly accurate scale. Mounting hardware bears full weight of vessel's load, then transfers load to load cell, which measures applied force and sends this information to instrument where weight reading is displayed. Read More
Intended for use with Strainsert full bridge 350 Ω sensors, J-Unit1 wireless load cell receiver/transmitter incorporates embedded, factory-programmable radio. Also available, CW 900 MHz stand-alone wireless load pin sensor incorporates fully embedded factory programmable radio that eliminates need for cable runs. Both sensors let users perform calibration adjustments in field, support transmission distances up to 3,000 ft (line of sight), and offer 5,000 hr continual battery life. Read More
Suitable for automatic as well non-automatic applications, Type 1020-FMD Indicators offer measurement speed of 1,600 conversions/sec, supporting static and dynamic force measurement as well as destructive material tests. Units feature zero adjustment, track recording, hold/peak, hold/valley, hold, and overload protection. All are provided with USB to facilitate setup and backup functions. Available as panel meter or in stainless steel enclosure, indicators display force via 2.8 in. TFT screen. Read More
Affording precise, stable, and reliable stress analysis even in harsh environments, C2A-06-G1350-120 rectangular rosette gage and C2A-06-015LW-120 uniaxial linear gage detect PCB surface strains at critical locations in consumer electronics. Stacked C2A-06-G1350-120 features 5 mm dia matrix and 3 m of 3-conductor cable, while C2A-06-015LW-120 comes with pre-attached cables and features active grid length of 0.015 in. and overall matrix of 1.4 x 1.9 mm. Read More
FM rated for use in hazardous locations, intrinsically safe pressure transmitters are available with various choices of pressure ranges/capacities, electrical terminations, connector options, and cable (including submersible and waterproof) options. All feature stainless steel construction and are designed for use in range of classes and zones. Read More
Featuring cam-over design, ergonomic TLS Pro series prevents fastener or bolt from being under- and over-tightened. Internal adjustment mechanism, preset using torque tester, is used for setting torque value, and drive is disengaged when tool reaches pre-set torque value. While radial cam design allows for smooth cam action with minimal wear on tool, thrust bearings ensure torque setting is independent of any end load applied by operator. Models range from 0.45–120 lb-in. Read More
Able to interface to quarter, half, or full-bridge sensors using 4- or 6-wire connection, MAQ®20-BRDG1 provides 4 channels of strain gage input. Unit interfaces to transducers with nominal resistance of 100 Ω to 1 kΩ; four 24-bit data converters provide measurement capability with accuracy to ±0.05%; and anti-alias filtering eliminates signal degradation from environmental noise. Signal range, bridge excitation voltage, and sample rate are all user configurable.
Utilizing strain gauge technology, TorqueTrak TPM2 provides torque and power monitoring for applications such as material handling equipment, marine, automotive, energy, and power generation. Unit features digital RS422 full duplex, serial interface with user selectable sample rates from 10–4,800 samples/sec. Signal resolution is 15 bits for 8 input ranges from 0–32 mV/V down to 0–0.25 mV/V. Available for shaft diameters from 0.75–40 in., system offers continuous long-term measurement. Read More
Utilizing proven strain gage technology, Model XPA-1U is designed for demanding industrial test and measurement use. Unit covers ranges from 0–15 to 0–10,000 psi with gage or absolute reference. Transducer requires 10 Vdc excitation and provides standard 2 mV/V output, with internal or inline amplification optionally available. Constructed with 17-4PH stainless steel wetted parts, Model XPA-1U operates from -65 to +250°F with burst pressure of 300% of rated pressure. Read More