Force & Load & Strain Sensors

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Evaluate Rugged 3D Interface and Weigh Scale with Maxim's Smart Force Sensor

May 25, 2016

Maxim Integrated's low power MAXREFDES82# reference design quickly calculates force and center of mass. SAN JOSE, Calif. - Design engineers can now rapidly evaluate and deploy new human-machine interface (HMI) devices using the MAXREFDES82# smart force sensor reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM).     --  More information about MAXREFDES82#: Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Canister Load Cell offers capacities from 25-200 Klb.

May 13, 2016

Featuring stainless steel design which is hermetically sealed for washdown and wet areas, Anyload 106CS Canister Load Cell is used for single and multi-weighing applications, including quality control, force calibration, and material test machines. Unit is available in 4 standard capacities of 25, 50, 100, and 200 Klb. Both CE and RoHS certified, load cell passes all specific industry measurement tests. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Portable Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Automation Torque Control System increases productivity.

May 9, 2016

With digital adjustable torque setting, variable torque and speed control, and multiple I/O options for integration with PLC, SH-Series helps manufacturers optimize assembly area, reduce labor, and increase productivity. Windows®-based software allows customization for each fastening application, and multiple fastening strategies can be implemented for sensitive or difficult to assemble joints. Robotic fastening system also features built-in error proofing and screw counter. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Footed Load Cells foster C2® electronic calibration integration.

May 9, 2016

Offering respective capacities of 500–5,000 lb and 22–1,100 lb, HI SBHC14 and HI HBB01 share threaded captive load pin design that promotes structural integrity and installation flexibility while also eliminating potential for lift-off from foot. HI SBHF14, offering 500–5,000 lb capacity, features blind hole, rocker pin design that promotes accuracy by accommodating off-center loading. Along with hermetic sealing, all load cells feature height-adjustable rubber feet. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Data Acquisition Systems offer accuracy of 0.05% or better.

April 26, 2016

Functioning as Ethernet-connected devices, 16-channel PI 7200 and PI 7300 condition, amplify, and digitize outputs from strain gauges, bridges, IEPE, or voltage transducers. Output is filtered to remove signal components that could produce alias errors, and digitized to 24-bit resolution. Suited for applications where DAS needs to be located on/near test article, ruggedized units feature real-time correction/compensation of gain offset and excitation voltage from -20 to +50°C. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Warpage and Strain Measurement Systems support DIC module.

April 1, 2016

AXP and PS200 warpage and strain measurement systems support Digital Image Correlation (DIC) module, which uses dual-camera approach to provide x-y strain metrology throughout thermal profile from room temperature up to 300°C. Resolution approaches 100 microstrains. Using both shadow moiré and DIC, AXP and PS200S afford users complete flexibility for both warpage and strain metrology on same platform. Read More

Portable Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Torque Measurement Equipment enables full data traceability.

March 4, 2016

Suitable for auditing and calibrating assembly tools, Torque Measurement Equipment certifies that tools are within tolerance. Full product offering includes simple tool checks featuring CM/CMK or SPC test results, to complete standalone Mobile systems. For optimized system accuracy and data communication, all transducers feature full digital communication to PC or analyzer. Torque wrenches can be used as production device or quality check device to check residual torque on fasteners.  Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Micro Metrology Sensor measures small, fragile features.

February 25, 2016

Employing resonance as trigger mode, Feather Probe™ supports tips as small as 100 microns in diameter and trigger forces below 1 mg for measurement of extremely small features as well as fragile or easily deformed features. Dynamic Resonance Mode eliminates effects of such external influences as temperature, air motion, and vibration. Typically protected behind cover when not in use, styli can be automatically deployed into measurement area whenever needed and retracted when not in use. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Strain Gage Monitors feature programmable design.

February 9, 2016

Featuring 1/8 DIN size housings with each bezel sealed to IP64 rating, OM502T Series is programmable for mathematical functions, including peak and tare, as well as digital filters. Accuracy is 0.05 % of range and rate is up to 100 measurements/sec. Available with 0.56 in. tall red or green LED displays, instruments provide analog outputs of 0–2/5/10 V, ±10 V, 0–5 mA and 0/4–20 mA. Digital output interfaces include RS 232 and RS485 – both isolated, with MODBUS and PROFIBUS protocols. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Weighing/Force Instruments feature built-in web server.

February 4, 2016

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Full-Bridge Strain Gages offer small, high-resistance patterns.

January 15, 2016

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

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Improving Gun Safety with Force Measurement

January 12, 2016

In an effort to reduce the incidence of accidental gun discharge, The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been modifying their standard, off-the-shelf firearms to require a greater amount of force to activate the trigger. Following any shooting incident, the weapon is immediately sent to NYPD's Firearms Laboratory for a battery of tests. Among those tests, the trigger pull force... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Jaw Force Gauges measure grip on workpieces.

January 11, 2016

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Strain Gauge has RTD for accurate temperature measurement.

November 20, 2015

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Torque Gauge provides testing flexibility.

November 3, 2015

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

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

Foil Strain Gage Diaphragm Sensors offer resistance to 5 kOhm.

November 2, 2015

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 k&Omega; 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.<br /> Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fillers/Dispensers/Checkweighers deliver repeatable results.

October 15, 2015

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Force and Torque Sensor includes overload protection.

October 12, 2015

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Capacitive Touchscreen Sensors are flexible and 3D formable.

October 6, 2015

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.<br /> Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Strain Gage Bundle supports applications above +400°C.

October 1, 2015

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