- Force Transducers
Sherborne Sensors high precision inclinometers are designed to measure horizontal and vertical angular inclination with virtually infinite resolution. Our inclinometers provide reliable, highly accurate, tilt and inclination measurements and are used in demanding military and industrial applications where high precision angular measurements are essential. Over 50% of our inclinometer production is associated with custom products to meet a customer's specific angular or tilt measurement application.
LSOC/P DC-Operated, Gravity Referenced Servo Inclinometer, ±1° to ±90°:- The LSO Series is a high precision gravity referenced servo inclinometer that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications.Models are available in a variety of angular ranges each with low impedance output signals. Electrical terminations are via 6-way bayonet lock connector (LSOC) or solder pins (LSOP). It is extremely robust and will withstand shocks in excess of 1500g. Fully self-contained - connect to a DC power source and a readout or control device for a complete operating system. High-level DC output signal proportional to sine of the angle of tilt.
Application:- • Bore-hole mapping, dam and rock shifts and other geophysical, seismic and civil engineering studies. • Ballast transfer systems for offshore barges, ships and other marine applications • Level control and calibration systems. • Pipeline leveling, setting tilt of grading machines, crane overturning-moment alarms, and other heavy duty construction control requirements. • Large machinery installation and other electronic level applications.
T233/T235 Dual Axis Rugged Servo Inclinometer, ±1° to ±90°:- The T233/5 Series is a range of dual axis gravity referenced servo inclinometers that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications where high precision angular measurements are required in rugged and robust applications where high levels of vibration and mechanical shock up to 1500g are encountered. Models are available in a variety of ranges from +/-1 degree to +/-90 degrees with low impedance output voltage signals and are precisely set up for dual axis operation. Electrical terminations are via a connector on the T233 or solder pins on the T235 variant.High level ±5 VDC output proportional to sine of the angle of tilt. Their Electrical termination is via six-way connector (T233) or solders pins (T235). Fully self-contained and able to connect to a DC power source and readout or control device, to form a complete tilt measurement system.
Applications:- • Level control of machines and structures • Safety control of cranes and lifting equipment • Civil engineering studies • Geophysical and seismic studies • Machinery and structural alignment • Pipeline leveling • Marine ballast transfer systems • Satellite antenna.
DSIC Single and Dual Axis Rugged Digital Servo Inclinometer, ±5°, ±15°, ±60°:- The DSIC Series is a range of single and dual axis gravity referenced digital output servo inclinometers with total error band of less than 0.08 degrees over -20°C to +70°C.Models are available in a variety of angular ranges from +/-5° to +/-60° with RS485 ASCII outputs and electrical terminations are via a connector. It can withstand Mechanical shock 1,000g 0.5ms half sine. It has the Industry-standard RS485 output. It also has facility of 9 to 18 or 18 to 36 VDC unregulated supply options. It has dynamic filtering, which allows fast response with high vibration rejection. Built-in temperature sensing and active compensation.
Applications:- • Ordnance Aiming Systems • Rail track monitoring • Optical sighting equipment • Seismic and civil engineering analysis • Precision platform level control
DSIC Single and Dual Axis Rugged Digital Servo Inclinometer, ±5°, ±15°, ±60°:- The WTS Wireless Tilt System is a flexible, all-weather radio telemetry system designed to provide high accuracy remote angle measurement data. The heart of the system is the WTS Wireless Inclinometer; a high-accuracy robust instrument utilizing advanced MEMS sensor technology to ensure maximum reliability. A variety of complementary base stations and either PC or handheld data acquisition modules are offered to allow a complete measurement system to be configured to suit any particular application.Highway agencies, bridge and civil structure owners spend large revenues assessing structural health by visual or other types of consuming inspection methods of bolted and welded joints, together with other vital structural elements. Obtaining multiple readings to monitoring the entire structure can be costly and labour intensive. Using the WTS Wireless Tilt System, a single structure can be fitted with low power WTS Inclinometers at strategic points, thus helping to determine where weak points may be and when maintenance is required.
Applications:- The WTS enables surveyors, geotechnical specialists and structural engineers to record and log angle data remotely without the cost and impracticality of traditional wired methods.
T640 Series DC-Operated Tilt Sensor with unfiltered and low pass filter outputs, ±30º, ±60º, ±90º Models are available in a variety of ranges from +/-30° to +/-90° with low impedance filtered and unfiltered output voltage signals. Electrical terminations are via a 6-way connector on the T643 or solder pins on the T645 variant.Essentially zero temperature coefficient of damping ratio.Filtered and unfiltered outputs simultaneously available.Signal ground isolated from power ground.
Applications:- • Data acquisition systems • Roadbed analysis • Platform leveling • Structural monitoring • Pipeline leveling • Ship ballast transfer systems
LSW Series DC-Operated, Gravity-Referenced Weather Proof Servo Inclinometer, ±3° to ±90°:- The LSW Series is a range of weatherproof gravity referenced servo inclinometers that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and military applications. Electrical terminations are via a weatherproof connector system.It has High level ±5 VDC output proportional to sine of the angle of tilt. Its Electrical terminations are via six-way connector (LSOC) or solder pins (LSOP).Fully self-contained and able to connect to a DC power source and readout or control device, to form a complete tilt measurement system.It can operate continuous in temperatures of -18°C to +70°C. It is weather proof to IP67 where its body is stainless steel.
Applications:- • Offshor • Military • Civil Engineering
T700 Single and Dual Axis Inclinometer, ±30° and ±90°:-The T700 range of Solid State Inclinometers measure inclination proportional to sine of angle in either single or dual axes versions. The inclinometer utilizes advanced MEMS technology and has positive mechanical stops conferring excellent shock resistance.The -0101 versions incorporate a temperature sensor enabling each sensor to be individually characterized over its operational temperature range. A data sheet containing the characteristic output equation is supplied with each sensor enabling errors due to zero offset, sensitivity error, linearity, thermal zero shift and thermal sensitivity shift to be minimized. By entering the equation coefficients into the host operating software, cost-effective high accuracy acceleration sensing may be achieved. Designed for operation from an unregulated DC power source, the T700 is packaged in robust aluminium alloy housing with an integral shielded cable connection; the shield is connected to the sensor case.
Applications:- • Data acquisition systems • Vehicle dynamics • Roadbed analysis • General applications requiring precision tilt measurement in confined spaces.
Applications:- • Level control of machines and structures • Safety control of cranes and lifting equipment • Civil engineering studies • Marine ballast transfer systems
AngleStar® Digital Protractor Model DP45, ±45°:- The AngleStar® Digital Protractor Model DP-45 provides an instant digital display of level, angle and tilt. The DP-45 consists of a rugged electronic sensor and liquid crystal display in an easy-to-use, hand held battery powered package. Features include alternate reference and display hold. The digital display eliminates the need to interpret a bubble or vernier scale.
Applicaons : • Drive shaft maintenance • Antenna positioning • Race car setup • Machine tool alignment
DQG-Series Dual Axis Inclinometer, ±25°:- The DQG Series is a small, cost-effective, dual axis inclinometer designed for horizontal mounting. A microprocessor controls the inclinometer enabling a linearised and temperature corrected angle output signal. The unit has a metal housing and can be operated from an unregulated voltage source of between 8 and 30 volts dc.
Applications:- • Alignment and level control • Mobile and stationary cranes • Man lifters • Forklift truck • Crop harvesters • Vehicle applications
Accustar® Electronic Clinometer, ±45° :- 11. The Accustar® Electronic Clinometer is an extremely accurate angle measurement device. This compact and rugged sensor is ideal where space is critical and environmental conditions are serious design concerns. The heart of the system is a patented, capacitance based sensor without any moving parts. When rotated about its sensitive axis, this unique sensor provides a linear variation in capacitance, which is electronically converted into angular data. The sensor and low-power CMOS electronics are encased in a rugged plastic housing. Designed for easy integration, with a choice of analog, ratiometric, digital or serial models, the clinometer produces an output signal corresponding to direction and magnitude of angular displacement. The Accustar® Electronic Clinometer complies with International EMC and EMI Standards and is CE marked./p>
Applications:- • Wheel alignment • Construction equipment • Antenna positioning • Robotics • Stadium loudspeaker positioning • Tilt safety systems
Sherborne Sensors manufacture a wide range of high precision inertial accelerometers to measure linear acceleration and deceleration with the highest levels of accuracy and reliability. Our accelerometers are used in demanding aerospace, aviation, military and industrial applications around the world.Over 50% of our accelerometer production is associated with custom products to meet a customer's specific measurement application.
A640 Single Axis Accelerometer, ±1g to ±20g:- The A600 range of Solid State Accelerometers measure vector acceleration with high accuracy using a micromachined (MEMS) silicon sensor incorporating an air damping feature. Unlike fluid damped devices the air damping employed is essentially independent of temperature. The accelerometer is compensated for the effects of temperature on both sensitivity and zero. Typical applications include data acquisition systems, crash recorders, fatigue life monitoring and prediction; monitoring and controlling deceleration in mass transit systems; road bed analysis and fault detection equipment for high speed railways; military and civil flight simulators; autopilots and low frequency vibration monitoring.
Application:- • Data acquisition systems • Crash recorders • Fatigue life monitoring and prediction • Monitoring and controlling deceleration in mass transit systems • Road bed analysis and fault detection equipment for high speed railways • Military and civil flight simulators • Low frequency vibration monitoring
A545 Series DC-Operated, Single Axis Linear Accelerometer, ±2g to ±100g The A545 range of Solid State Accelerometers measure vector acceleration with high accuracy and incorporate a MEMS micromachinedpiezo-resistive strain gauge bridge silicon sensor, incorporating a gas damping and positive over-range stops. Available ranges are from ± 2 to ± 200g.
Applications:- • Data acquisition systems • Crash recorders • Fatigue life monitoring and prediction • Monitoring and controlling deceleration in mass transit systems • Road bed analysis and fault detection equipment for high speed railways • Military and civil flight simulators • Autopilots • Low frequency vibration monitoring.
A545 Series DC-Operated, Bi-axial & Tri-axial Linear Accelerometers, ±2g to ±100g:- The A545 range of multi-axis accelerometers measure vector acceleration in two or three mutually perpendicular planes with high accuracy and incorporate piezo-resistive strain gauge bridge sensors incorporating air damping. Unlike fluid damped devices, the gas damping employed in the A545 is essentially independent of temperature. The accelerometer is compensated for the effects of temperature on both sensitivity and zero. Designed for operation from a DC power source, the A545 is packaged in a robustaluminium alloy housing with solder pin connections. The accelerometer has a wide-range useable frequency response from DC to several kHz.
Applications:- • Biomechanical investigations • Data acquisition systems • Crash test • Impact, shock and vibration analysis
A320 ‘L’ Series, Ultra-Low Range Linear Servo Accelerometer with 4 to 20mA Output, ±0.1g to ±2g :- The A320L Series are high precision, closed loop, servo balance, ultra-low range accelerometers with 4 to 20mA outputs that can be used in a wide variety of industrial and military applications. Despite its low measuring range the A320L Series are very robust and highly resistant to mechanical shock. Electrical terminations are via either a 6-pin, bayonet lock connector or solder pins.
Applications: • Geophysical and seismic studies • Structural health monitoring • Flight test monitoring • Low level acceleration analysis
A260 Series Single Axis Servo Accelerometer, ±1g to ±20g :- Using the same torquer mechanism and servo electronics as the A220 series, the A260 features a switching regulator to enable direct operation from a single ended dc power supply. Galvanic isolation between primary and secondary circuits provides total electrical isolation between the input supply and signal output. To meet certain measuring requirements, especially in certain aerospace applications, this series has provision for an optional active filter with low output impedance and 1g bias circuitry for vertical mounting.The A260 series inclinometers have a long and successful market history under the Schaevitz® brand. Acquisition of this technology by Sherborne Sensors has allowed customers to benefit from the same exceptional product qualities as its predecessors, with the added benefits of extensive applications engineering support, global technical sales presence, repair, refurbishment and calibration services, stocking programs, and continuous product improvements.
Applications:- • Flight test monitoring • Accident data collection • Structural health monitoring • Flight simulators • Braking control on mass transit systems • Road bed analysis • Data acquisition systems • Low frequency analysis
A215/A220 Series Miniature Linear Servo Accelerometer ±1g to ± 20g :- The Sherborne Sensors’ A200 range of Servo Accelerometers measure vector acceleration with high accuracy using a closed loop force balance torquer mechanism. A pendulous mass develops a torque proportional to the product of its mass unbalance and the applied acceleration. The movement of the mass is detected by a position sensor whose output signal is connected to a servo amplifier. The resulting current is fed into the torque motor which then develops a torque exactly equal to, but directly opposed to the initial torque from the pendulous mass. The mass then stops moving, assuming a position minutely differing from it’s initial zero ‘g’ position. Simultaneously, the current to the torque motor is fed through a stable resistor to provide an output voltage proportional to the applied acceleration. The system is electronically damped by means of a phase advancing network within the integrated servo amplifier. By adjusting the parameters of the servo amplifier and related electronic networks, the operating characteristics of a servo accelerometer can be optimised to suit a particular application.
Applications:- • Flight test monitoring • Accident data collection • Structural health monitoring • Flight simulators • Braking control on mass transit systems • Road bed analysis • Data acquisition system • Low frequency analysis
A700 Single and Dual Axis Accelerometer, ±0.5g to ±5g :-The A700 range of Solid State Accelerometers measure acceleration in single or dual axes. The accelerometer utilises MEM technology having positive mechanical stops conferring excellent shock resistance. The -0101 version incorporates a temperature sensor enabling each sensor to be individually characterised over its operational temperature range. A data sheet containing the characteristic output equation is supplied with each sensor enabling errors due to zero offset, sensitivity error, linearity, thermal zero shift and thermal sensitivity shift to be minimised.
Applications:-The A700 series with its enhanced accuracy characterisation and frequency response down to dc finds enumerable applications in areas where its low mass and size will solve installation challenges.
The Sherborne Sensors range of high performance compression force transducers, force sensors and load cells provide unrivalled performance and reliability for a diverse range of load applications.Typical applications include: Aerospace, Medical instrumentation, Automotive test, Quality testing equipment, Chemical engineering, Commercial vehicles, Physiotherapy research and Materials testing.
SS2 Bi-Directional Ultra Low Range Force Transducer :- The SS2 load cell was designed for applications where precision measurement of extremely low forces is required. It is are based upon bonded semi-conductor strain gauge technology, conferring excellent sensitivity and eliminating the fragility associated with unbonded strain gauge types. The transducer will replace the well known UC2 and UC3 range of load cells, originally marketed by Gould-Statham®, who stopped production in the 1980’s.
Application:- • Biomechanics • Isometric force testing • Pharmaceuticals • Research & Development
SS4000M Miniature Force Transducer :- The U4000M ultra miniature load cell is equally suitable for tension or compression applications and is especially useful where space is limited. The internal construction consists of a full bridge of transducer quality strain gauges that are bonded to the transducer element. This element is manufactured from high strength aluminium alloy or stainless steel, depending on the force range. The design incorporates side load and bending moment rejection; despite its small size the transducer is highly accurate. Specially optimised OEM versions of the load cell are available for high volume applications.
Applications:- • Materials test • Bi-directional force monitoring • General in-line force monitoring in limited space applications
SS5000 Miniature High Output Universal Load Cell :- The SS5000 series are miniature, strain gauge based tension/compression load cells with integral amplification providing a high level output signal, operating from an unregulated supply voltage.
Applications:- Precision tension/compression force measurement in industrial, aerospace and military applications.
SS6000 Series Bearing Force Load Cell :- The SS6000 series are strain gauge based shear force sensing load cells incorporating cylindrical ends to facilitate the mounting of bearings direct to the load cell.
Applications:• Web tension measurement and control • Low profile force measurement
UNIWEIGH Multi-Range Moment Insensitive Load Cell :- The “UNIWEIGH” series load cell was originally developed for use in electronic scales where the load may be placed at any random position on a loading platform. The “UNIWEIGH” series load cells are available in two distinct sensitivities offering the customer considerably lower ranges of this device than were hitherto possible. The “UNIWEIGH” series cover full scale load ranges from as low as 100 grams to 50 kilograms.
Applications:- • Low capacity scales • Batch weighing • Pharmaceuticals • Medical • Scientific instrumentation
U2000 Low Profile Miniature Force Transducer :- The compactness of the U2000 load cell makes it ideal for use in applications where space is limited. The robust shear web design uses multiple strain gauges, strategically placed to counteract and minimise errors due to unwanted side or non-axial forces. The low deflection and high frequency response are beneficial in high speed measurements especially where peak loads are being monitored.
Applications:- • Transient force monitoring • Press force measurement • Materials testing
U4000 Universal load cell :-These load cells are suitable for use in a multitude of general purpose force measurement applications and are equally suitable for tension, compression of universal load application. The product may be readily customized by Sherborne Sensors ensuring a cost effective optimal force measurement solution.
Applications:- • General industrial, aerospace and military high accuracy force measurement. • Materials testing • Force references
VC 7600 Low profile Universal Load Cell for Force MeasurementThese load cells are suitable for use in a multitude of general purpose force measurement applications and are equally suitable for tension, compression of universal load application. The product may be readily customized by Sherborne Sensors ensuring a cost effective optimal force measurement solution.
Applications:- • General industrial, aerospace and military high accuracy force measurement. • Materials testing • Force references