Industrial ICP® Strain Sensors
For Process Monitoring/Quality Control
The Series M240 Industrial ICP® Strain Sensors incorporate piezoelectric quartz sensing crystals that respond to a longitudinal change in distance. The resultant strain measurand is an indirect measurement of stress forces acting along the structure to which the sensor is mounted. As such, these devices can provide insight into the behavior of mechanical systems or processes that generate an associated machinery reaction.
Monitoring such measurement signals can provide the necessary indication for process interrupt and pass/fail decisions or for determining wear and degradation of equipment and tooling. The sensors are used for controlling processes in plastic injection molding, spot welding, stamping, and pressing, as well as monitoring processes and final product quality. These devices are easy to install and can be powered by any ICP® sensor signal conditioner such as our DIN rail module 410C01.
In additional to providing ICP® power, the 410C01 serves as an interface between sensor and machine control. Features such as independent peak and continuous outputs, gain, and selection of AC/DC coupling make integration straight forward.