Force & Strain & Torque Transducers

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

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

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Force Transducers offer 2,304 different configurations.

August 28, 2014

Available with nominal forces from 2.5 kN to 1 MN, in accuracy classes from 0.03–0.06, C10 Compressive Force Transducers come in hermetically sealed, stainless steel version and feature IP68 rating for use in environments where dirt and moisture can be problematic. Despite high output signal up to 4 mV/V, transducers have low temperature coefficient. Zero point temperature coefficient, TC0, is 75 ppm/10 K. Applications include propulsion testing, end-of-line testing, and drop testing. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Miniature Force Transducers deliver 0.2% accuracy.

July 30, 2014

Supporting diverse applications, U9C and C9C come in 480+ configurations and are available in 10 measurement ranges from 50 N to 50 kN. These 26 mm dia transducers, made from stainless steel, are hermetically sealed to protect against dust and water to meet IP67 standard. While U9C measures static and dynamic tensile and compressive force, C9C measures static and dynamic compressive force. Both can be equipped with TEDS chip and individually configured to meet application requirements. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Load Cells feature hermetic sealing.

June 12, 2014

Made of nickel-plated carbon steel with hermetic sealing for dusty and humid environments, Models SLB215 and SLB415 cover capacities from 110 kg to 4.4 tons. Model SLB415 has blind-hole design for optimized metrology performance, while Model SLB215 has threaded load introduction to facilitate integration. Fully approved to cover OIML, NTEP, ATEX, and FM standards, beam load cells are suited for weighing in logistics, instruments, and general machine building. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Torque Transducer withstands extreme vibration.

June 10, 2014

Supplied with Bluetooth remote base station, BT4000 Series Wireless Coupled Flange Drive Rotary Torque Sensor can measure torque up to 8,000 Nm at speeds to 7,000 rpm with analog voltage, digital, or frequency signal outputs. Encapsulated electronics provide strain gauge bridge excitation, bridge output amplification, and amplified signal conversion into 16-bit digital word. Any device equipped to receive 2.4 GHz Bluetooth data can receive signals from BT4000 Series for subsequent processing. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Torque Transducers measure torque and speed simultaneously.

July 29, 2013

Taking measurements based on contactless sensing of anisotropic magneto-resistive sensor, Models T40B and T40FM can operate in harsh environments that contain humidity, condensation, dust, oil, and grease. Units measure torque up to 80,000 N-m and provide up to 0.03% of full scale linearity and hysteresis combined. With integrated speed measurement sensor, transducers can measure speed with 1024 pulse output. Standard response times of 1,000, 3,000, 6,000, and 10,000 Hz are available. Read More

HVAC, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hurricane Sandy VIIRS Satellite Images

May 20, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. – FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. was commissioned by NASA to design and develop two cryogenic load cells to operate aboard the satellite producing aerial images of Hurricane Sandy. NASA's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is one of five instruments currently in use by the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environment Satellite System (NPOESS)... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Curiosity Finally Drills Into Martian Terrain

May 17, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. – Since its landing in August, NASA JPL's rover has yet to utilize its drilling arm to full capacity. However, that all changed on February 9, 2013. Mars Rover Curiosity officially bore its first hole into the Martian surface.                                 Seen as the rover's most complex device, the robotic drilling arm penetrated what is... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Load Cells handle heavy weight and high temperature loads.

May 17, 2013

Available for rated loads of 350 and 500 tons, Siwarex WL270 K-S CA is suitable for use in container and hopper scales. Unit is available in optional version for temperatures from -30 to +250°C, as well as compression version with strain gauge bridge in redundant design. Siwarex WL260 SP-S SC and SB, featuring IP68 and IP69K ratings, respectively, comply with stringent hygiene requirements. Units are suitable for platform sizes up to 800 x 800 mm and 350 x 350 mm, respectively. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Curiosity: A Great Achievement for FUTEK

May 16, 2013

On August 6, 2012, history was made and dreams were achieved as NASA JPL's MSL Mars Rover Curiosity set down upon the Martian soil. This touchdown not only marked a rebirth for the NASA program, but an enormous accomplishment for all partners involved with this mission. Landing Curiosity was by no means an easy feat. But more importantly, it was not an individual effort. Alongside the brilliant... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Benefits of the Next Generation of Digitals Display

May 15, 2013

When it comes to sensors, form necessarily follows function. Consequently, as the geometric constraints, environmental conditions, and loading modes that sensors were required to meet expanded, the variety of form-factors, material compositions, and measurement capabilities of sensors grew proportionally. At face value, it seems the same can be said of the digital indicators paired with these... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services

Teddy Roosevelt vs. Lawrence of Arabia - Who will Be the Deadliest?

May 15, 2013

The early twentieth century was no battlefield for fools. As it stood, only the strongest, brightest, most strategic could prevail, or even more profound, walk away alive. It was within this era that two distinct men carved a name for themselves: Theodore Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia. Both men of esteemed stature and courage, they led their fellow comrades through difficult circumstances.... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Low-Profile Load Cells have waterproof design.

May 2, 2013

Suited for wet or washdown applications, LSHD Series load cells have stainless steel construction for harsh industrial environments with 1% interchangeability for scale applications. High-accuracy units feature 3 m cable, with longer lengths available. They are also suited for use in industries involving chemicals, water, and petroleum. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Strain Gage Load Cells include moment compensation.

April 2, 2013

Available in standard capacities from 5,000–100,000 lb with combined accuracies from <0.04% to <0.06%, Series 1400 Dual Bridge, Fatigue Rated Load Cells are designed for aircraft structural, lifetime, and fatigue testing applications. Dual output feature offers sensor redundancy and ability to provide control feedback from one bridge while other is used for data acquisition. With moment compensation, accurate output is maintained in presence of eccentric loading and side loads. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Force Sensing Load Pins come in custom designs.

February 5, 2013

Available via quick ship program, CPA Series utilizes internal strain gage transducer process, offering precision force measurement by replacing existing shear pins, clevis bolts, load pins, shear axles, and many other types of pinned joints in aerospace, automotive, marine, and military applications. In addition to standard load pin lines, Strainsert offers custom services, where sensors are designed, manufactured, and tested for unique customer applications. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Miniature Load Cells facilitate fastener testing.

October 10, 2012

Constructed of stainless steel with through-hole design, Series MIN845 is available in ranges from 2,500–125,000 lb. Bonded foil strain gauge force sensors provide BFSL accuracy of 2.0% and mV/V output as standard. Fully welded and shock- and vibration-resistant, units are supplied with set of top and bottom washers to ensure even loading. Load cells can be mated with in-line and DIN rail-mount signal conditioners to provide current or voltage outputs. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Green & Clean

Regen Drive Turns Laundry Green

August 10, 2012

High performance torque measurement is helping to improve the energy efficiency of domestic washing machines, enabling consumers to make greener purchase decisions.<4444>The Eco Rating stickers that provide potential buyers with a clear assessment of white goods' environmental performance now play a major role in retail sales. Manufactures want to achieve the best classification possible, so are... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Torque Sensors come in 3 sizes for up to 13,000 Nm torque.

August 1, 2012

Utilizing Surface Acoustic Wave technology, TorqSense Digital RWT410/420 Series offers non-contact digital rotary torque measurement solution. RWT410 Series provides voltage or current analog outputs for torque and speed or power for interfacing with analog instrumentation, while RWT420 Series offers digital outputs for interfacing with instrumentation and PCs. Signal bandwidth is up to 10 kHz at 0.25% accuracy and 0.02% resolution. Integral digital electronics provide noise immunity. Read More