The force measuring chain has been developed for applications where the requirements for precision are not the primary focus, but rather where an economical purchase price and simple functionality are the key criteria. The sensor‘s strain gauge technology allows both static and dynamically changing forces to be measured. The large display means that the force acting on the sensor can be read easily. The four integrated threaded holes allow the sensor to be integrated quickly and easily into existing production and assembly equipment.
Typical applications include
- Testing the strength of welded joints
- Sports medicine
- Monitoring the clamping force of hose connections
The body of the sensor is a flat, cylindrical disk, into which a domed force application knob is integrated. It is important that the force is applied axially to the center of the sensor.
A full-bridge strain gauge is used as the measuring element inside the sensor, by means of which the force to be measured is converted into a proportional electrical voltage. This is indicated as a force on the display.
It has been possible to implement this extremely economical digital indicator through the use of the latest microprocessor technology. The simplicity of operation and adjustment need hardly be explained. The self-explanatory abbreviations allow even an inexperienced user to configure the device in a very short time.