Force & Load & Strain Sensors

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

Pull Cable Tension Monitor helps prevent errors for contractors.

July 19, 2016

Preventing cable overstretch that can lead to faulty cable installation, touchscreen-operated G-Series Smart Pull produces physical, visual, and audible alerts to let contractors know when pulling force of cable exceeds 80% of manufacturer recommendations. Second alert is given when pulling force has met 100% of tension limit (10,000 lb max). Stored directly in 128 MB onboard memory, information obtained during pull can be exported via onboard USB port or emailed via PullCalc app. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Tension Control Solutions include controller and thin load cell.

July 19, 2016

DIN-rail mount MAGPOWR Spyder Plus S1 Controller offers input for measuring diameter, which allows for precise taper tension; advanced stop and hold functions; and gain compensation. Also available, Thin Load Cell, which consists of European-style load cell, accommodates machine space restriction requirements and is compatible with all MAGPOWR tension controllers and amplifiers. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Parker's SensoNODE Sensors and SCOUT Software Earn Accolades at 2016 Sensors Expo

July 12, 2016

San Jose, Calif. - Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technology, was honored at this year's Sensors Expo for its innovative SensoNODE sensor and SCOUT Software technology. SensoNODE sensors and SCOUT software earned silver in the Application Award category. The Application Award recognizes sensor applications, whether commercial or experimental, and... Read More

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 1.68–3.6 V supply and utilizes CoBeam2™ Technology for optimal sensitivity while and reduced position sensitivity. Sensors come in 5, 10, 20, 30, and 60 in. H2O 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 500–5,000 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