The DLM series offers the right solution for any type of force measurement. The standard portfolio consists of three designs: button, inline, and screw-on. The button variation is suitable for measuring compressive forces, while the inline and screw-on versions are designed for static force measurement as well as dynamic compressive and tensile forces. Thus, inline and screw-on sensors are optimized for alternating force directions. The force sensors cover measurement ranges from 0 to 50N and 0 to 20,000N. Thanks to their small dimensions the force sensors can be used even when space is limited.
From sensor to control system
Measuring amplifiers are used for signal transmission between force sensors and the control system. They convert the electrical signal into analog values. In addition to our sensors, we offer measuring amplifiers and cables, thus enabling the simple implementation of the complete measuring chain. Depending on the input card the measuring amplifier is available with current or voltage output. In addition, we offer the corresponding accessories such as connection cables for simple and fast connection to the process.
Find the right force sensor for your application quickly and easily
Intelligently designed portfolio for a range of forces and installation options
Clearly structured selection due to different connection options
Limited design risk thanks to simple replacement when deviations from force ranges are detected
Uniform thread size within the series independent of the force range
Clever sensor design for reliable force measurement
Low-fatigue force sensors with 100% oscillatory width for dynamic applications across the entire measurement range
Decades of experience in manufacturing force sensors
Small and flexible force sensors
Small sensor diameter when space is limited
Fast integration into machines and equipment design thanks to various sizes and shapes
Robust force sensors for rough industrial environments
Stainless steel sensor housing for reliable use in demanding industrial sectors
Hermetically sealed sensors with long useful life for advanced impermeability requirements
Exceptional shock and vibration resistance, thanks to the fully welded sensor design
Short delivery times and easy commissioning
Fast delivery from the warehouse
Plug & play through the use of unit-sensitive sensors
Sensor replacement without complex adjustment on the machine
DMS-based force sensors, also known as force transducers or load cells, are the ideal solution for force measurement in most applications. In principle, they are especially useful when it comes to measuring small forces. With its optimally coordinated product portfolio of force sensors for 0 – 20,000 N, Baumer covers a multitude of applications. Thanks to their robust sensor bodies they can also be used in areas with high demands. In addition to force sensors, Baumer produces strain sensors for measuring higher forces, which are simple to install in the respective structure.
Component stress monitoring for ball bearings
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.
Monitoring mounting force
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.
Monitoring fusion forces
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.
Determining filling quantity
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.
Monitoring retention forces
Force sensors for clamping devices in processing centers measure retention forces to improve quality and safeguard processing procedures.
Force measuring for testing machines
Force sensors in tension testing machines help to determine material-specific properties. In the case of components under tension, the maximum force supplies important information about the elasticity and load-bearing qualities of the material.
Spring body force sensors usually consist of a spring body and strain gauges. The elastic 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 allows the measurement of even the smallest strains thus resulting in high precision. The measured strain generates a voltage change proportional to the force. Compared to strain sensors in which the elastic deformation of the machine structure is used for indirect force measurement, force sensors are installed directly in the force flow, which is also known as direct force measurement.
When force sensors are installed and mounted, a large number of general conditions must be observed for accurate measurement results. Our know-how section offers you tips for the installation for compressive and tensile force measurements.
Looking for force measurement solutions usually force sensors are taken into consideration. Especially when it comes to large forces, strain sensors are a cost efficient and clever alternative. When are strain sensors suitable solutions and when is it better to use force sensors? What are the differences between the two sensor types and what are the optimal scenarios for using each?