Flexible Miniature Force Transducers
HBM, Inc. has introduced the U9C and C9C lines of flexible miniature force transducers. These transducers are highly accurate and come in more than 480 different configurations. They can be used in many different applications, including measuring contact forces in ultrasonic welding, calibration of hardness testing machines, testing Bowden cables, and more. HBM U9C force transducers measure static and dynamic tensile and compressive force, while C9C force transducers can be used to measure static and dynamic compressive force. Both are available in ten measurement ranges from 50 N to 50 kN. Their small size (26 mm dia.) make the U9C and C9C transducers easier to install than larger sensors, but their 0.2% accuracy allows them to be used in many applications that previously required the use of larger sensors. The transducers are made from stainless steel and are hermetically sealed to protect against dust and water, in order to meet the IP67 standard, so they are ideal for applications outside the lab.