Strain sensors are ideal for indirect force measurement at the load-bearing structure of machines and constructions. A particular challenge is to measure smallest deformations on stiff load-bearing frame constructions. X-Sensor has now developed an a new strain sensor with a twice as high signal especially for very stiff structures with only small deformations.
The measurement of process forces can be measured directly in the flow of force via loadcells or indirectly by strain transducers attached to the surface of the load-bearing stucture. Strain sensors for indirect force measurement have advantages in terms of their compact dimensions and easy retrofitting. In addition, the sensors are immune againgst overload.
A major challenge is to measure smallest deformations. This requires very sensitive and accurate strain sensors.