Force Link measures 3 components of force.

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Type 9317 triaxial force link contains quartz force elements preloaded between 2 steel mounting flanges, enabling assembly to measure both compressive and tensile forces. They measure 3 orthogonal components (Fx, Fy, Fz) of dynamic or quasi-static force acting upon sensor cell. Fz measuring range is +/- 450 lbf. Fx and Fy measuring range is +/- 220 lbf, with threshold level of 0.002 lbf. Assembly is supplied factory calibrated and ready to be installed.



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Newly Expanded Series of Multi-Component Force Links Enhance Range Selection and Simplify User Installation


Kistler Instrument Corporation is pleased to introduce the smallest addition to its series of triaxial force links that measure the three orthogonal components (Fx, Fy, Fz) of a dynamic or quasi-static force acting upon the sensor cell. The type 9317 like the other four models in the series, contains a quartz force element preloaded between two steel mounting flanges enabling the assembly to measure both compressive and tensile forces. All force link assemblies are supplied factory calibrated, ready to be installed in the measurement application.

The 9317 force link assembly has an Fz measuring range of +/- 450 lbf and Fx, Fy measuring range of +/- 220 lbf with a threshold level of 0.002 lbf. Force link assemblies are available with standard Fz measuring ranges up to +/- 22,500 lbf and Fx, Fy measuring range of +/- 13,500 lbf.

All force link assemblies have mounting flanges which are sized for each sensor element. They are pre-machined with threaded mounting screw holes in the top flange and have clearance holes to accommodate high strength cap screws in the bottom flange.

In actual application, the force link can be considered as a building block to be used singularly or in a group of four creating a force plate configuration. In the later, the elastic behavior of the test object does not influence the cells.

Kistler is a worldwide supplier of precision instrumentation for the measurement of pressure, force and acceleration serving the R&D, Industrial and OEM Communities.

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