Force & Load & Strain Sensors

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

Preset Torque Screwdriver eliminates over/under tightening.

June 26, 2015

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

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Strain Gage Input Module offers 1,500 Vrms input-to-bus isolation.

June 24, 2015

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.
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Torque Telemetry System features digital output signal.

June 23, 2015

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

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Pressure Transducer delivers 0.05% FSO accuracy.

June 5, 2015

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

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Tension/Compression Load Cell has subminiature design.

June 5, 2015

Fully welded and built to perform in rugged conditions, XLUS88 stainless steel, bidirectional, tension/compression load cell, available for ranges from 150 g to 1,000 lb, measures 0.50–0.75 in. dia and offers 150% FS overload capacity. Mechanical overload stops are standard on ranges below 1,000 g and optionally available on all other ranges. Operating from -65 to +250°F, temperature-compensated (+60 to +160°F) unit offers 0.10% repeatability, ±0.50% linearity, and ±0.50% hysteresis (FSO). Read More

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Drop-In Load Cells deliver 360° overload protection.

May 15, 2015

Size 1 ES Series Dead Shaft Idler Load Cell (ES-I) targets applications utilizing dead or idler shafts that require quality, performance, and extended service life. Able to be installed into machines to replace existing load cells or within dimensional requirements of new OEM machines, stainless steel product has drop in design. Multiple mounting options are available, and features include M12 connector and mechanical variance compensation. Read More

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Cantilever Load Cell suits narrow web applications.

April 24, 2015

Constructed with 100% stainless steel body, XN Cantilever Load Cell features dual parallel beam, mechanical variance compensation, and 360° overload protection. Unit can be fully customized to user's specifications, including roller diameter, roller length size, finish, and load rating. Accepting existing rollers and eliminating web drift, full bridge load cell is suited for tension measuring as well as narrow web applications, such as tag, label, and tape. Read More

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Tension/Compression Force Tester is motorized and configurable.

April 13, 2015

Engineered on modular function platform, ESM303 single-column force tester is suitable for tension and compression measurement applications up to 300 lbF in laboratory and production environments. Single- and double-column extensions address larger sample application requirements, and FollowMe™ function facilitates test setup via hand-activated, force-based positioning. Test methods may be configured through control panel, and up to 50 test profiles can be saved by user. Read More

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Strain Gauge DAQ System suits harsh test cell environments.

April 7, 2015

Addressing wide range of strain gage measurement capabilities, Model RX0124 integrates and precisely synchronizes multiple devices through IEEE-1588 Precision Time Protocol standard. All measurement data is returned with IEEE-1588 timestamps with typical accuracies of <100 ns. Configurable via LAN interface, system features 24 simultaneous sampling 24-bit ADCs with sample rates up to 128 kSa/s per channel. IP66-rated instrument operates from -20 to +60°C with thermal conduction cooling. Read More

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Digital Load Cell targets packaging machines.

April 6, 2015

Suitable for sorting weighers and checkweighers used in food industry, FIT7A Digital Load Cell enables machines to make up to 180 weighings/min. Strain gauge-based unit features accuracy class C4 per OIML R60. Using intuitive interface of PanelX HBM software for configuration, load cell enables signal analysis and adjustment of digital filters to suppress interference. IP66-rated unit includes dosing mode, 4 limit value switches, and trigger mode. Read More

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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

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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