Simple, precise and economical measurement of compressive and tensile forces

High-precision measurement of compressive and tensile forces is now possible with the new S9M force transducer from HBM. The transducer works with strain gages (SG) and is extremely accurate because of its so-called S-type geometry. The S9M has an accuracy class of 0.02; the earlier S9 model had an accuracy class of 0.05.

Compensation for parasitic influences, such as lateral forces or bending moments, is excellent, and measurement reliability is markedly improved. Integrating the transducer into an application is very easy. The transducer is also unaffected by temperature variations including temperature gradients. The S9M is available with different nominal (rated) force ranges, from 500 N to 50 kN.

The strain gages are hermetically integrated into the measuring body, and are safely protected. The transducer can be used under adverse ambient conditions because it is made from stainless steel and benefits from an IP68 degree of protection. The transducer is mechanically fully compatible with its predecessor, the S9, so that it can easily be used to upgrade existing equipment while all accessories can continue to be used.

The S9M is suitable for various applications as an OEM product. These can typically be found in test benches and testing machines, in hardness testers and in experimental work. With its enhanced accuracy class the transducer can help to improve relevant products while OEM customers also benefit from a very attractive price-performance ratio.


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

August 2010

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