Piezoelectric shear force sensors SlimLine, ring force transducers (Fy max up to ±8 kN / ±1,8 klbf) / 914xB
Main features / advantages
- Extremely small size with up to 8 kN measuring range (shear force)
- Sealed housing (IP65)
- Integrated, non-detachable cable with fluoroelastomer sheath
- Flexible, compact installation in structures
These piezoelectric force sensors contain two quartz elements sensitive to shear force in one direction. The force to be measured is transmitted by stiction to the quartz elements which produce an electrical charge directly proportional to the force applied. The cable connection to the ring force transducer case is tightly sealed to provide an IP65 degree of protection.
These very compact ring force transducers come with maximum resolution, high rigidity and extremely small dimensions – ideal for installation in structures. Welded construction with integrated connecting cable sealed in the case and with a selection of plug connectors. SlimLine sensors are supplied tested but uncalibrated and must be calibrated in situ after installation. The sensor is used in industrial manufacturing processes requiring measurement and partial monitoring of shear forces. In conjunction with a ControlMonitor this sensor is ideal for quality control and monitoring of large-scale industrial production. Its particularly slim profile makes it perfect for mounting in structures such as force plates, tools and machine frames. Where very large shear forces have to be measured, or positioning directly in the force flux is not possible, the sensor is shunt mounted. It then measures only part of the process force and the rest is shunted. This means a smaller measuring range than with direct shear force measurement can normally be used to provide a more cost-effective solution. Another advantage is the high overload protection provided by force shunt measurement.