Force Gages

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, 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

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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

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Strain Gage Monitors feature programmable design.

February 9, 2016

Featuring 1/8 DIN size housings with each bezel sealed to IP64 rating, OM502T Series is programmable for mathematical functions, including peak and tare, as well as digital filters. Accuracy is 0.05 % of range and rate is up to 100 measurements/sec. Available with 0.56 in. tall red or green LED displays, instruments provide analog outputs of 0–2/5/10 V, ±10 V, 0–5 mA and 0/4–20 mA. Digital output interfaces include RS 232 and RS485 – both isolated, with MODBUS and PROFIBUS protocols. Read More

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Weighing/Force Instruments feature built-in web server.

February 4, 2016

Offering intuitive operation and advanced diagnostics, BLH Nobel G5 Instruments support process weighing and control, force measurement, factory automation, high dynamic force measurement, and high-speed batching/blending systems. Panel-mount version provides 24 Vdc or 115/230 Vac operation, while rail-mount model offers 24 Vdc operation only. Instruments support Modbus/TCP, Ethernet/IP, FTP, HTTP, Profibus, DeviceNet, ControlNet, and Modbus RTU interfaces as well as RS485 and analog outputs. Read More

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Full-Bridge Strain Gages offer small, high-resistance patterns.

January 15, 2016

Based on Advanced Sensors technology, Transducer Class® S5056/S5020/S5046/S5047 offer alternative to bonding multiple, individual strain gages in bending and torque/shear applications. Features include optimized grid-to-grid temperature matching; range of pattern configurations; gold-plated solder pads; and resistance from 350 Ω to 20 kΩ. All 4 active arms of Wheatstone bridge circuit are formed on single carrier, and all intrabridge connections are integrated into pattern. Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Improving Gun Safety with Force Measurement

January 12, 2016

In an effort to reduce the incidence of accidental gun discharge, The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been modifying their standard, off-the-shelf firearms to require a greater amount of force to activate the trigger. Following any shooting incident, the weapon is immediately sent to NYPD's Firearms Laboratory for a battery of tests. Among those tests, the trigger pull force...Read More

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Jaw Force Gauges measure grip on workpieces.

January 11, 2016

With Jaw Force Gauges, users can accurately measure force applied to each chuck jaw independently, so that problems can be diagnosed and corrected before failure occurs. Reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is holding force available for that specific jaw. Providing force range from 0–30,000 lb, gauges are suitable for chucks from 6–18 in. Gauges identify potential safety hazards and keep chucks operating at full force for maximum production and service life. Read More

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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

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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

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Strain Gage Bundle supports applications above +400C.

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

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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

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

Accsense VersaLog for Affordable Data Measurement

May 12, 2015

8-Channel Data Loggers with Alarm Notification CHESTERLAND OH — Accsense VersaLog dataloggers are powerful low-cost solutions for data recording applications which also require a local alarm notification. These standalone recorders commonly feature 7-8 channels with models to log temperature, humidity, current/voltage and more. Powered by a 16-bit ADC with programmable input range, the...Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

FARSENS Will Display Its Industry-Leading Product Portfolio and Showcase Its Latest Battery-free RFID Sensor Products

May 5, 2015

Farsens S.L. today announced that it will be exhibiting products from its product portfolio at the Sensor+Test 2015 trade fair. Our sales team will be showing the newest innovations in battery-free RFID sensor solutions in Hall 12, Booth 683. Sensor+Test 2015 will be held May 19-21 in Nuremberg, Germany. Sensor+Test is the leading forum for sensorics, measuring and testing technologies...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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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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Clamping Force Gauge Testit, Clamping Force Measurement over Machine Control

February 2, 2015

The clamping force measuring device increases productivity through precise clamping force measurements. The Siemens Sinumerik CNC controllers have been getting the maximum productivity out of each machine for over 50 years. Now they have another partner on their side: the Hainbuch Testit software. It is available on a data carrier for installation on Siemens CNC controllers [Sinumerik 840 D...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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PCB's Load & Torque Division Receives CE Mark Approval for General Purpose and Fatigue Rated Load Cells

October 9, 2014

Approved in European Union for Fatigue Testing Farmington Hills, Mich.,– PCB announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for the commercial sale of its general purpose and fatigue rated load cells used for general force measurement applications such as weighing, structural and durability testing, and material test machines. The CE marking indicates the compliance with EU...Read More