Application report – Eckold GmbH und Co. KG
Clinching is a special joining process for joining different materials such as sheets or profiles made of steel, stainless steel or aluminum. The main feature of this joining technique is that the form-fitting joining elements (joining joints) are formed from the material of the sheets to be joined.
Measurements with force sensors
The measurement with force sensors describes the force absorption directly in the force flow. The design is decisive, which is determined by the application
Explanation of terms
Terms and definitions briefly explained.
Weight force measurements on stiff structures
Force measurement on rigid structures can be optimally measured in the force bypass with strain sensors. The strain transducers are particularly suitable for subsequent upgrading with sensors for weight measurement or level determination
Strain sensors in press construction
For process monitoring in press construction, strain sensors are suitable for the precise recording of strain, as are force sensors. The space available on the press is decisive for the type of sensor used
Strain transducer without integrated measuring amplifier
Strain transducers without integrated zero point adjustment are always suitable if the zero point adjustment takes place in the control system.
Force Sensor Designs
Force sensors are available in different designs, which are therefore suitable for different applications. The application determines which type of force sensor is suitable for obtaining precise measurement results
Taring functions Strain Sensors – Installation- and Process-Tare
Individual strain sensor tare options for each application - static applications with installation tare and cyclic applications with process tare.
Direct and indirect force measurement
Strain sensors are particularly suitable for measuring the smallest strains. The sensors record strains in the force shunt of rigid constructions. The advantages and disadvantages, as well as the mode of operation of the strain sensors are explained in more detail here.
Dynamic strain measurement
The cyclic extensometers with ProcessTara are suitable for applications with recurring, fast force cycles.