Transducer withstands lateral forces

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 August 2004




(2004), "Transducer withstands lateral forces", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 76 No. 4.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Transducer withstands lateral forces

Transducer withstands lateral forces

Keywords: HBM UK, Transducers, Measurement

The U3 force transducer from HBM has been designed to withstand lateral forces and bending moments caused by the weight of connected machine parts that can lead to measurement errors.

A supporting membrane is welded parallel to the measuring element through an outer ring that enables lateral forces of up to 100 per cent of the nominal (rated) force to be absorbed. This reportedly means that only the force applied in the measurement direction is recorded giving the transducer greater accuracy.

The U3 force transducer is available in eight measuring ranges covering 0.5-100 kN. The design is compact and includes flanged force application surfaces to make installation easy.

Suitable for industrial and R&D applications, the U3 force transducer is believed to be ideal for synchronous force and displacement measurements found.

For further details, contact: HBM UK. Tel: +44 (0) 20 8515 6100; Fax: +44 (0) 20 8515 6149; E-mail:; Web site:

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