Latest precision force transducer features S-type geometry

HBM has developed the S2M force transducer to provide high-precision measurement of compressive and tensile forces in conjunction with strain gauges. The transducer features S-type geometry that achieves extremely accurate results while ensuring that measurement errors resulting from the application of non-axial forces remains low.

An accuracy class 0.02 has been achieved setting a new standard for this class of force transducers. Temperature differences also have hardly any effect on the measurement results. The S2M is available with maximum capacities ranging from 10N to 1kN.

Strain gauges installed on the measuring body are made of aluminum and hermetically sealed with plastic potting to ensure IP67 degree of protection. This means that the transducer can also be used under difficult ambient conditions. The integrated mechanical protection provides an overload capacity of 1000%.

The S2M is suitable for a variety of applications with typical applications in test benches and testing machines along with production monitoring and in OEM applications.

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.

Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM's product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.

For further information please contact:

Millbrook Proving Ground, Station Lane, Millbrook. Bedfordshire MK45 2RA UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 1525 304980
Web: www.hbm.com

February 2013

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