Monitoring machinery forces

The Force/Torque Division of PCB Piezotronics has released a dynamic strain sensor that measures dynamic and quasi-static stress on stationary and moving machinery.

A single screw easily installs the unit in a non-invasive manner on the machinery surface.

Ideally positioning the device in the direction of maximum strain permits an indirect measurement of forces on such devices as mechanical presses, machine tools, fast-running production machinery, and automatic assembly machines.

The Model 240A01, as it is called, uses piezoelectric sensing elements that are structured in an acceleration compensated configuration.

Its robust construction, integrated microelectronic signal conditioning stands up against harsh industrial environments and interfaces easily to process monitoring and data acquisition systems.

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