The heavy-duty hydraulic compression force transducers are available up to a rated force of 400 kN. Through their robust design, they are particularly suited to harsh environmental conditions such as in geotechnology and specialist foundation engineering.
The hydraulic force measurement is a simple way to capture and display the forces occurring in various applications. Hydraulic force measurement makes use of a piston-case combination with different seals as a sensor unit.
The force acting is the product of the area and the pressure. For the display of the pressure, either pressure gauges, pressure sensors or pressure measuring instruments with contact devices can be used. The scale of the display instrument can be defined in various units (e.g. N, kN, kg, t).
The warranty on leak tightness of the hydraulic force measuring unit was extended to 5 years2). A force transducer that starts to leak within this period will be repaired free of charge.
1) For rated forces below 500 N, the relative linearity error is ±1.6 % Fnom for all connected measuring instruments.
2) Use of the force measuring unit as intended is a prerequisite for the extended 5-year warranty.