Force & Load & Strain Sensors

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

ATI Industrial Automation's Annual Technology Fair Scheduled for August 11th, 2016

June 21, 2016

Apex, North Carolina: ATI Industrial Automation will host their Annual Technology Fair on Thursday, August 11th at the Michigan Sales Office located at 4577 South Lapeer Road, Suite I, Orion Township, MI 48359. This one-day event is a great educational opportunity for networking, sharing ideas, and also showcasing cutting-edge robotic and automation technologies. Multiple... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

TECAT to Demonstrate WISER 4000 Wireless Torque Measuring and Monitoring System in Automotive Applications at Sensors Expo & Conference 2016

June 20, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - June 14, 2016 - TECAT Performance Systems today announced that it will be highlighting its new WISER 4000 wireless torque measuring and monitoring system at Sensors Expo Conference 2016, being held June 21-23 in San Jose, California. In booth 1225 at the McEnery Convention Center, TECAT will provide live demonstrations of the system in automotive applications, including... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Parker Recognizes Three Schools in First Ever Stretch Your Mind Challenge

June 20, 2016

Winning Teams Design Devices Using EAP Sensor to Address Real-world Issues Sunnyvale, Calif. - The first ever Stretch Your Mind Engineering Challenge drew engineering minds from colleges across the United States, but it was Team Poly-Scientific Design from Cleveland State University (CSU) that won the competition with their knee flexion and orientation monitoring application. Team ROM 2.0... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Exar Showcases Force Sensing Technology Solutions at Sensors Expo 2016

June 16, 2016

- Booth 1223, June 22 23 at San Jose McEnery Convention Center Fremont, CA – Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets, will showcase its innovative Force Sensing Technology at Sensors Expo and Conference 2016, June 22-23 in San Jose, California.  This technology allows Exar to... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Printed Polymer Strain Gage utilizes paste technology.

June 16, 2016

Based on pressure-sensitive sensor paste printed onto PCB, P-DMS Polymer Strain Gage is used for measuring pressure in industrial, medical, automotive, military, and consumer electronics applications. Direct printing on application control board eliminates failure points of wire failure and corrosion in addition to negating electrical sparking as key contacts come together. Requiring no moving parts, product is available in customized sizes and shapes. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Hi-Res Digital Low Pressure Sensor features internal compensation.

June 10, 2016

With error compensation performed internally, DLH Series does not require external calculation. Digital output signal incorporates single die, and I²C or SPI output interfaces with 16-/17-/18-bit resolution are available. Offering >0.25% FSS BFSL accuracy, this sensor operates from 1.68&ndash;3.6 V supply and utilizes CoBeam2&trade; Technology for optimal sensitivity while and reduced position sensitivity. Sensors come in 5, 10, 20, 30, and 60 in. H<sub><font size="2">2</font></sub>O pressure ranges, gage and differential. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Head Impact Management System protects athletes and soldiers.

June 2, 2016

Comprising X-Patch Pro wearable impact sensor, X2 Impact Data Management app, and Integrated Concussion Evaluation app, X2 Head Impact Management System helps maintain health and performance of athletes and soldiers by limiting head impact exposure. Worn behind ear, sensor records head impacts and sends data via Bluetooth to IDM app on tablet, for instant viewing and immediate action. X2 ICE app is used for baseline testing and post-impact assessments of neurocognitive performance. Read More

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&ndash;5,000 lb and 22&ndash;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&ndash;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&trade; 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&ndash;2/5/10 V, ±10 V, 0&ndash;5 mA and 0/4&ndash;20 mA. Digital output interfaces include RS 232 and RS485 &ndash; 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 &Omega; to 20 k&Omega;. 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&ndash;30,000 lb, gauges are suitable for chucks from 6&ndash;18 in. Gauges identify potential safety hazards and keep chucks operating at full force for maximum production and service life. Read More