The robust strain sensors are based on DMS technology. The strain sensors with long-term seal, offering a cost-effective solution for measuring in tough outdoor conditions. They are particularly suitable for industrial applications in the outdoor environment such as mobile automation. Factory calibration to elongation allows straightforward installation without having to calibrate with a separate force sensor.
Cost-effective force measurement by strain in harsh outdoor applications
One sensor for different force ranges
Corrosion-resistant in accordance with C5-M for use near the coast and in the offshore sector
Temperature range from -40 °C to 85 °C
Reliable continuous operation under extreme conditions
Tested long-term seal in accordance with proTect+
Protection classes IP 68 and IP 69K
Optimization of logistics
One sensor for different machine sizes and applications
Reduction of development costs
Simple design implementation
Simple integration into existing bus systems through digital CANopen interface
Saves time during servicing
Sensor can be replaced without readjusting the machine parameters thanks to factory strain setting
Fast removal and installation of the sensor during installation and service
Weight measurement at dump trucks
The weight of construction vehicles can be determined using strain sensors. This enables the loading of dump trucks, for example, to be controlled, avoiding overloading. The robust design of the strain sensors also guarantees reliable measurement results even when used in harsh outdoor conditions in quarries and gravel pits.
Vibration damping at truck-mounted concrete pumps
Using strain sensors for construction machinery means that vibrations on the placing boom of truck-mounted concrete pumps are dampened. The long-term seal and robust design also guarantee dependable continuous operation on construction sites.
Load monitoring at cranes
Strain sensors are used on cranes to detect loads on supports, arms, or counterweights, for example, and thus prevent overloading or tilting of the cranes. The use of corrosion-resistant materials means that the sensors can be used on harbor cranes without any problems.
Axle load monitoring of telehandlers
Strain sensors also monitor the shaft load of telehandlers. This detects overloading and prevents overturning. The long-term seal and robust design also guarantee dependable continuous operation on construction sites.
Tower and rotor blade load monitoring in wind power plants
When strain sensors are used on wind power plants, loads on the tower or rotor blades are reliably monitored. This ensures that overloads are detected and damage to the wind turbine is prevented. The calculated service life is extended on the basis of the actual loads. The unique sealing design and corrosion-resistant material make the strain sensor ideal for use in offshore wind power plants.