Compact piezoelectric force washer expands PACEline range

HBM has expanded its CFW series of piezoelectric force washers with a 20 kN version to meet the demand for measuring lower nominal (rated) forces.

The latest force washer has a diameter of just 14.5 mm and a height of 7 mm making it very compact in relationship to its nominal force. This allows it to be easily integrated in applications, even where very little space is available.

Piezoelectric force washers use a measurement principle where the sensitivity does not depend on the nominal force. This makes this type of force washer ideal for measurements in partial load ranges where greater resolution is required.

Typical applications for the CFW 20 kN include the monitoring of assembly processes, compression processes or dynamic applications in the test sector.

The sensor has a symmetrical design to give good linearity and provides simple and robust mounting as the inner and outer ring of the sensor can be solidly connected to the surrounding construction.

In common with the other sensors in the CFW series, the CFW 20 kN has a very small displacement. This results in very high stiffness and excellent dynamic properties.

The latest piezoelectric force washer is very sturdy and is suitable for applications in tough industrial environments where its IP65 degree of protection is a necessity. The sensors are operated together with the CMA series charge amplifiers or the CMD digital charge amplifiers which are also suitable for use in tough industrial environments.

Further information at www.hbm.com.


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

July 2010

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