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Electronic Force Measurement Solutions

NOSHOK tension and compression force transducers are available in a multitude of sizes and shapes to fit almost any application, including:·

  • Manufacturing automation
  • Cable supports for bridges or high tension lines
  • Crane hoisting
  • Chain hoists
  • Conveyer belts
  • Welding machinery
  • Towing

A 316 Stainless Steel construction on many versions provides corrosion resistance and durability, making them ideal for harsh environments. Measuring ranges from 0 to 5 kN through 0 to 5000 kN are standard, with full scale accuracy ranging from ±2.0% (BFSL) to ±0.04%, depending on the particular version.

Several amplified or unamplified outputs are available to interface with most electrical systems. They offer high shock and vibration resistance and small temperature drift

 

NOSHOK S-Type tension and compression force transducers are easily installed, and suitable for dynamic or static measurements in applications such as: 

  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Cranes
  • Cable hoists
  • Platform hoists
  • Magnetic lifts
  • Lifting & leveling systems
  • Screen/offset printing machines
  • Conveyor belts
  • Robotic automation
  • Sheet metal fabrication

A conventional configuration provides internal threads to allow force to be easily introduced via suitable swivel heads. A connector plug is on the broad side of the body, and a cable socket is angled so that cable runs parallel to the direction of force, providing space-savings and a protected installation. A special version with integrated overload protection and a selectable measuring range is also available and is intended for applications in measurement engineering.

Factory internal calibrations are performed in tension and compression — 4 to 20 mA and 0 to10 V, with a zero signal of about 12 mA and 5 V, respectively. An optional EPE01 programming unit allows selecting any of three different measuring ranges (100%, 50%, and 30%) without having to remove the force transducer. Overload protection is rated for 250% of the maximum nominal load.