Force & Load & Strain Sensors

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

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

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.
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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

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Torque Controller ensures run quality in open loop systems.

September 30, 2015

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

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Weighing Assemblies transform existing vessels into scales.

September 14, 2015

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Wireless Force Sensors are designed for in-field measurement.

August 17, 2015

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Force Measurement Indicators provide 24-bit resolution.

August 5, 2015

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Small-Scale Strain Gages target PCB reliability testing.

July 9, 2015

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Intrinsically Safe Pressure Transmitters, Load Cells are FM rated.

July 7, 2015

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

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

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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Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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