Latest high-sensitivity compact strain transducer improves industrial force monitoring

HBM has launched the CST/300 piezoelectric strain sensor to meet a growing industrial demand for compact measurement technology featuring high sensitivity.

The CST/300 piezoelectric strain transducer features a sensitivity of around 50 pC/N to ensure very high output signals and good reproducibility, even in challenging measurement environments. Very small strains of 10 µm/m or less, or nominal strains of up to 300 µm/m, can easily be measured.

HBM's innovative development of piezoelectrics in the CST/300 overcomes the traditional limits of strain sensors have in measuring minute strains, such as in objects that only evidence minor deformations under load, such as presses, welding plants or crimping machines, or when there is very little space available.

Strain sensors utilize measurement object deformations when a force is applied, for example in building monitoring tasks. These deformations are proportional to the force and are measured with a strain transducer that provides an improved economic alternative to integrated force sensors in numerous cases.

The CST/300 is just over 47 mm long and is fixed in place with a single screw. It requires very little space and it is unaffected by external influences such as cable movements or electromagnetic fields.

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

May 2013

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