Force & Load & Strain Sensors

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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