- March 20, 2019
High Accuracy Displacement Sensors Use Strain Gauge Technology
The constantly improving technology pushes industries to come up with products that deliver far more than is expected of them. With customers calling the shots on futuristic product features, you need top quality and competitive pricing when it comes to measurement solutions for OEM applications.
You need a complete package for all your test, measurement and quality-control systems and the systems must be compatible with the latest technologies. High accuracy displacement sensors play a pivotal role in many industries. High accuracy displacement sensors utilise strain gauge technology to deliver precise output.
A displacement transducer registers force as an input and provides the reading of actual displacement as an output. The sensor needs a filtering device to increase the speed of measurement as well as to enhance the measurement accuracy. A strain gauge-based displacement sensor has a short body length and, therefore is capable of providing measurement with higher accuracy as compared to conventional LVDT technology.
There is an increasing demand for strain gauge-based measuring systems. With advantages including excellent non-linearity, excellent temperature stability and low power consumption added to higher accuracy linear sensing, high accuracy displacement transducers are indeed ruling the roost.
This strain gauge-based displacement measuring transducers has been applied in a wide range of industries including and not limited to automotive, machine builders, marine, geotechnical and R&D.
So, what makes this high accuracy strain gauge-based displacement sensors so attractive for the industry.
Inspired by the four-arm Wheatstone-Bridge mechanism, this type of sensor boasts a minimal impedance. The distinct design provides for linear sensing that is more accurate as compared to LVDT sensors.
Strain gauge-based displacement sensors are reliable to the core even when it comes to one-shot testing experiments. These sensors can function at similar voltage levels while producing output signals meet the computability requirements of other popular strain gauge sensors like pressure transducers and load cells.
A strain gauge-based displacement sensor can operate on digital voltmeters or even low-cost DC strain indicators. When using standard LVDT transducers, you must convert the signals to ensure similar compatibility. The result is a significant cost savings.
The sensors are assemblies that are placed inside an outer casing made of rugged stainless steel. The internal construction allows for a smooth, frictionless movement of the inner core resulting in higher accuracy.
Easy to Use
The design of this sensor keeps the cost at low due to the use of strain gauge signal inputs from the existing equipment. You don’t have to make any additional investment on instrumentation. The sensor is the only additional expense. This results in humongous savings for customers.
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