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New miniature piezo force sensor PACEline CFTplus covers huge measuring range

for_CFT+_50kN_02HBM’s new PACEline CFTplus series of piezoelectric force transducers is an ideal choice for making measurements in the production and manufacturing sectors. CFTplus sensors are particularly suitable for covering very large measuring ranges, for e.g., when using presses with a large measuring range.

The CFTplus series’ piezoelectric force transducers are calibrated for three measuring ranges and, thus, can be used immediately upon installation. A calibration procedure does not become necessary at all. Its sensitivity is specified in three measuring ranges (1 %, 10%, and 100 %) to guarantee a wide measuring range.

An extremely wide measuring range is typical for the piezoelectric measuring principle. Minimal forces can be reliably measured even under a high initial load.

The CFTplus series force sensors have a minimal displacement, which is why the fundamental frequency is immensely high. Therefore, they are particularly suitable for measuring fast processes, such as press-fit processes. The EMC-tested force measuring elements are manufactured from rust resistant materials.

HBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of piezoelectric sensors, charge amplifiers, and accessories for force measurement under the brand name “PACEline”. Additionally, numerous load cells that are based on the strain gauge technology are available in different configurations and precision levels. Customers, therefore, have the choice to select the best possible force measurement solution from a single source.

Learn more on PACEline CFTplus at https://www.hbm.com/en/8158/paceline-cftplus-calibrated-piezo-force-transducer/

Measuring large compressive forces economically: New C6B force transducer from HBM

With the new C6B force transducer, HBM offers a flexible solution for economical acquisition of large compressive forces. The sensor is cost-effective and specially designed for rugged and dynamic applications.

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The C6B force transducer acquires nominal (rated) forces from 200 kN to 10 MN with an HBM accuracy class of 0.5. Typical applications include the construction industry, heavy industry and metalworking as well as dynamic measurement tasks in research and development. C6B is extremely rugged and has a hermetically welded housing made of rustproof materials. In the version with integrated cable, the sensor achieves degree of protection IP68. Since the C6B is structured in the shape of a compression bar, the sensor has a very short displacement, enabling it to be used in very fast measurements such as impact tests.

Extremely flexible to use
In comparison to the predecessor model C6A, the new C6B force transducer is not only more rugged, but also more flexible. Users benefit from fast, easy start-up because the sensor is optimally adapted to the application. Different electrical connection types are available for uncompensated installation. The C6B is also available with load applications, which reduce the measurement uncertainty in the application. The transducer versions up to and including 2 MN have an internal bore that allows for the fold-back arm. Another advantage during start-up: The C6B can be mounted horizontally or upside down depending on requirements.

Further information can be found at:https://www.hbm.com/en/7726/c6b-versatile-load-cell-for-forces-from-200-kn-to-10-mn/