New measurement technology underpins latest force transducers.

HBM has introduced a range of piezoelectric force transducers to enhance its complete measurement chain “from sensor to software”. Piezoelectric sensors ensure high quality in industrial processes such as repetitive press-fit processes, for example riveting, clinching, and stamping.

The transducers measure with virtually no displacement and attain a high frequency range in fast, highly dynamic applications, such as cracking. The piezoelectric force transducers can be connected directly to HBM data acquisition systems. Alternatively, HBM offers a small charge amplifier including a voltage output and an integrated TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) chip that enables the measurement chain to be quickly and reliably configured.

The piezoelectric transducers complement HBM’s range of force transducers based on strain gage (SG) technology and give end users greater flexibility for measurement tasks since the two force transducer principles provide different advantages.

Strain-gage force transducers offer increased linearity and are best used for static measurement tasks while piezoelectric force transducers are characterized by their compact design and are especially suited for installation where limited space is available.

About HBM:

HBM (www.hbm.com) is a globally operating company specializing in test and measurement. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - based on high quality products as strain gages, load cells, tranducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics and software.

With development and manufacturing operations in Europe, America and Asia, HBM provides measurement solutions to a wide variety of companies in the automotive, aerospace, marine, rail transport, medical equipment, packaging, appliance, automation, and scale industries.

With a 50 year history of quality and precision products, the HBM name has become synonymous with "Measurement with Confidence.

For further information please contact:

1 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

January 2008

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