Strain sensors determine the closing force by measuring the deflection of the fixed plate. Very accurate measurement results are achieved both cyclically and statically. The sensors are “state of the art” and easy to install. A large variety of types allows installation under different spatial conditions. The sensors are available with different standard interfaces.
The calibration/verification of the closing force is performed via a high load cylinder and compares the indicated closing force with the actual (real) closing force. Forces of up to 5000kN are measured. High-load cylinders operate linearly, they are overload-proof and very robust. They can be connected directly to the display units of X-SENSORS.
A functioning form protection protects tool and machine. At the same time a very sensitive force measurement can be achieved with the X-SENSORS sensors. Even caps of PET bottles are not destroyed, because two sensors are used, which measure the force flow in the lower and upper flap area. In this way, collisions are detected over the entire mold area.