DMS-based force sensors are the ideal solution for force measurement in most applications. In principle, force sensors are especially useful when it comes to measuring small forces.With its optimally coordinated product portfolio of force sensors for 50 – 20,000 N, Baumer covers a multitude of applications. In addition to force sensors, Baumer produces strain sensors for measuring higher forces, which are simple to install in the respective structure.
The stresses on ball bearings are monitored simply and reliably with the aid of force sensors. Force sensors detect overloads and allow ball bearings not to be exposed to loads outside of the specified limits In this way, ball bearing failures and machine downtime are effectively prevented.
Force measurement aids simple monitoring of mounting processes in manufacturing. The relevant mounting force is tested reliably and helps avoid expensive recall actions and reworking.
Force sensors monitor the relevant process force in a range of fusion processes such as ultrasonic welding, clinching, or riveting. Continuous force monitoring ensures compliance with quality requirements.
Overloads on booms are detected with the aid of force sensors helping to prevent robots from tipping over on driverless transport vehicles.
Force sensors measure the weight force of tanks and allow the filling level or load to be determined. Low stock levels can therefore be detected early and replenishments determined easily.
Force sensors for clamping devices in processing centers measure retention forces to improve quality and safeguard processing procedures.
Force sensors in testing machines help detect properties specific to the materials. In the case of tensile testing machines, the maximum force supplies important information about the elasticity and load-bearing qualities of the material.
Baumer force sensors usually consist of a spring body and strain gauges. The spring body of the sensor deforms when force is applied, resulting in strain on the material surface. The strain is measured using the strain gauges applied to the surface of the spring body. The strain gauges convert the mechanical strain into an electrical resistance change and act as mechanical-electrical converters. The intelligent connection of the individual strain gauges to a Wheatstone bridge enables the measurement of even the smallest strains. The strains, measured with the help of strain gauges, thus generate voltage change proportional to the force.
Baumer force sensors are DMS-based sensors. Learn more about the design and functionality of force sensors.
Nominal force, linearity, creep: An overview and detailed explanation of the most important terms in force measurement technology can be found here.
When force sensors are installed, a large number of general conditions must be observed for accurate measurement results.