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Force Sensors

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They are used widely in mechanical testing, ongoing system monitoring, and as components in devices such as industrial scales. Read More…

Force Sensors Force sensors are a common synonym for load cells. Force sensors, like load sensors, are measuring devices that monitor and gauge forces of compression, tension, and shear.
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West Conshohocken, PA  |  610-825-3310

Our load cells are manufactured with the highest attention to detail at all stages. Whether it is through the design stage, engineering stage, or through hundreds of tests run daily, we ensure that our products outshine all competitor products.

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Strainsert Company $$$

Apex, NC  |  919-772-0115

We supply Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors. Our F/T Sensors measure all six components of force and torque. ATI F/T transducers use silicon strain gauges for low-noise and high overload protection.

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ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. $$$

Webb City, MO  |  800-441-4237

At Cardinal/DETECTO, we have made it our goal to ensure that our customers are receiving the highest quality load cells in the industry in order exceed customer expectation 100 percent of the time. Our products are top of the line and will provide the lasting value that you have been searching for! Visit our website today to learn more about what we may be able to do for you or contact us via telephone or email today!

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Cardinal/DETECTO $$$

Harvest, AL  |  866-762-2684

Customer service and satisfaction is our number one goal. We take the time to consider each case individually, so that we can explore precisely what will meet your needs the best- whether it is compression load cells, scales, or labels. You can learn more about what we do when you visit our website or call today! We would love to start serving you right away!

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Coti Global Sensors $$$

Rochester, NH  |  603-332-6150

With over 45 years of experience, Dover Flexo Electronics (DFE) is a recognized leader for tension control products. We manufacture, sell, and service a complete line of tension measurement, display and control products for a variety of industries worldwide. DFE transducers are the industry standard for direct tension sensing and measurement. Tension measurement and control systems for flexible packaging and paper, film and foil converting are our specialty.

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Dover Flexo Electronics $$$

Dartmouth, MA  |  800-849-4016

Since 1990, Sensing Systems has been providing a full scope of measurement services and manufacturing high quality stain gage base sensors. We have a host of load cells/force sensors for you to choose from: standard or custom, high capacity, pharmaceutical sensors, calibration services, strain gaging services and much more. A variety of torque sensors are available along with many other services.

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Sensing Systems Corporation $$$
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The measuring of levelness and tension is the main purpose of force sensors. The information that they monitor is then signaled to a recorder or other computerized data collection system. Force sensors can utilize analog or digital technology for the recording and transferring of information, just like load cells do.

The two major styles of measurement done are compression and tension; compression is a negative measurement force on a single axis, while tension is a positive measurement force also done on a single axis.

Another common style is shear, which is done on two axes that are offset. When they are used to measure any variance in certain ongoing systems, such as gas lines, they can sound an alarm or shut down the system itself until the discrepancy is corrected.

Such pieces of machinery are also used in a variety of larger measuring devices used in industrial manufacturing, food processing, construction, aerospace, chemical plants, and automotive industries.

Force sensors can vary greatly in size and shape depending on the type of use. The two basic components of a force sensor are the sensing element and circuit. The sensing element is most often a strain gauge, which is comprised of a coil; the circuit is the connection of these gauges throughout the force sensor. However, it can also be a piezoelectric sensor that functions by way of a crystal but still gets the same sort of results.

Force sensor outputs include analog voltage, analog current, analog frequency, switch or alarm, serial, and parallel.

The most basic designs consist of four gauges, which make up the measuring circuit. More complex and detailed sensors can have up to thirty gauges as part of the measuring circuit. The more gauges inside the force sensor, the more sensitive the sensor is in recording and monitoring variance in measurement. The formation of these gauges and circuits is usually set up according to the Wheatstone bridge equation, which was developed during the early eighteen thirties.

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