Piezoelectric force washers suit production monitoring applications.

HBM has launched its CFW piezoelectric force washers for production monitoring applications in particular. The washers complete HBM's product portfolio of piezoelectric force sensors.

The force washers are extremely compact enabling easy direct integration into the force flow, for example, in assembly and testing applications. The measuring body features a split diaphragm (patent pending) ensuring higher linearity than conventional designs. Perfect test results are attained even if forces are not applied centrically.

The design, which features high torsional stiffness, automatically centers the sensor through its external and internal diameter without producing any hysteresis errors. The CFW piezoelectric force sensor is very robust for use in harsh industrial environments. Integrated plug protection prevents mechanical damage to the measuring lead.

The new CFW sensor is initially available with nominal forces of 50 kN and 140 kN. Since its sensitivity of 4.3 pC/N is independent of the measuring range, all common assembly and testing applications can be covered. The sensors are used in combination with CMA series charge amplifiers which are also suitable for use in harsh industrial environments.

Data sheets and more information about the new CFW sensors are available at www.hbm.com/production.

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

February 2009

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