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Force Transducer

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A system of parts rather than a single piece of machinery, force transducers are common in many industries for many applications. The manufacturing, automotive, medical, defense, and assembly line industries use force transducers in applications like quality assurance in manufacturing and assembly, press monitoring, biomechanics, product testing, materials testing, dynamic weighing of moving vehicles, and wheel force measurement. They are also used in the home as kitchen scales and small, portable tire pressure gauges. Read More…

Force Transducer A force transducer measures the applied force from the proportional deformation of a spring element and converts it into transmitted output signals sent to indicators, controllers, data acquisition systems and computer systems. As a general force measurement rule, the greater the amount of force, the more the spring is deformed.
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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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These force measurement systems produce data by analog or digital electronic, pneumatic, or hydraulic outputs. They are inexpensive to produce and long lasting.

They also vary in size and weight, depending on their intended use. A force transducer can be as large as hundreds of tons when it is meant for industrial building or as small as a gram for minuscule medical measurements.

Environmental hazards, placement, and size are all things that require consideration to make sure that those in the environment with a force transducer, particularly the larger ones, are safe.

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The object or material being measured by a force transducer must exhibit some elasticity in order to work correctly. Their components include a scale platform, electronic system for the output voltage, and a strain gauge sensor or load cell.

There are four main types of force transducers, all ranging in methods of measuring and construction.

Strain gauge load cells are the most common type and have multiple elastic elements that measure the force in certain spots.

Piezoelectric crystal force transducers use quartz under pressure, which produces an electrical charge that is proportional to the mechanical load applied.

Both are basically translating a deformation of their measurement structures, a coil for the strain gauge and a crystal for the piezoelectric, into a readable signal.

Hydraulic load cells use pressurized liquid to measure force, while pneumatic systems use force and pneumatic pressure. The counteracting pressure is measured and displayed.

Like load cells, force transducer models must be chosen with care by consumers, since there are many factors involved.

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