Force & Load & Strain Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Tree Service Company Uses Load Cell During Tree Care Operations

September 27, 2016

Eugene, Oregon-based arboriculture specialist Lane Tree Doctor utilizes a wireless 5t Radiolink plus load cell when cranes are required to move large and hazardous trees. The wireless Straightpoint load cell typically combines with rigging equipment and Lane’s 17-ton capacity boom truck, which offers a small footprint and allows it to setup closer to the work area than possible with a... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Force Gauges help manufacturers optimize packaging.

September 27, 2016

With ±0.1% accuracy, PCE-DFG Series can measure both tensile and compressive forces. Models offer ranges/resolutions of 0–5 N/0.0005 N, 0–10 N/0.001 N, 0–20 N /0.005 N, and 0–500 N/0.05 N. Each gauge has sampling rate of 2,000 Hz, storage rate of 1 Hz, and 3 modes of measurement: peak, auto peak, and track. Equipped with 160 x 128 dot matrix LCD, gauges offer 6 units of measurement: N, mN, gf, lbf, kgf, and ozf. Up to 1,000 readings can be saved to internal memory. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Maxcess to Showcase Industry-Leading Technology at Labelexpo Americas 2016

September 12, 2016

One-stop-shop for all of your web handling needs on display at booth 717 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, will showcase industry-leading technology from Fife, Tidland, MAGPOWR, Webex and Valley Roller September 13-15 at Labelexpo 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois. “2016 has been a busy year for new product... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Torque Measuring System features shunt calibration.

September 8, 2016

Comprising 3 subsystems, WISER 4000 can measure torque, acceleration, pressure, and temperature. Remote unit consists of data capture electronics connected to Micro-Measurements strain gages, transceiver, and battery. Base unit plugs into PC USB port and houses antenna, transceiver, and up to 4 analog outputs. Output is wirelessly transmitted via 2.45 GHz signals at up to 100 ft line of sight. WISER Data Viewer software enables configuration, calibration, live monitoring, and data logging. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

The Assembly Show 2016: Solutions from Kistler Boost Efficiency in Automated Production

September 1, 2016

Novi  – At this year's Assembly Show (Rosemont, IL) from 25 to 27 October, Kistler will be showcasing its new NCFE and NCFR joining modules, together with the latest generation of maXYmos monitoring systems. These product innovations represent outstanding examples of the trade show's theme: interconnection in automated production. Especially in sectors where technology is such a... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Straightpoint Load Cells Weigh Hulking Flare Stack

August 24, 2016

Speedy Services used load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment from Straightpoint to weigh and calculate the centre of gravity of a 298t flare stack bound for a BP oil rig in the North Sea. Speedy utilised four 150t wireless compression load cells and wireless centre of gravity software with supplementary SW-HHP handheld displays. The load cells were chosen for a number of... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Viscometer features optimized user interface.

August 5, 2016

With 18 speeds from 0.3–100 rpm, DVE Viscometer offers choice of scientific units for viscosity measurement including both cgs units: cP and P, and SI units: Pa-s and mPa-s. Display features distinctive alpha-numeric characters that are easy to view, both close up and at distance. Viscosity test parameters including spindle identity and rotational speed can be quickly selected from table in instrument’s memory. Viscometer provides torque measurement accuracy of 1% FS and repeatability of 0.2% FS. Read More

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