The DST20 miniature strain transducers complete the Baumer range, offering a compact, cost-effective solution for measuring high forces in excess of 10,000 N, even in confined spaces.
According to Baumer, with dimensions of 28 x 12 x 10 mm, the DST20 miniature strain transducers are smaller than any other screw-in strain transducers on the market. What's more, their stainless steel housing and IP 65 certification make them particularly suitable for use in harsh production environments, as well as for a wide range of applications, including machine and system construction, and process automation.
The DST20 strain transducer means lower engineering costs for machine integration, and also represents a long-term solution for replacing cold-bonded strain gages in initial series testing in the laboratory, where installation space is limited.
Like the other strain transducers in the Baumer range, the compact DST20 uses DMS technology, consisting of a strain gage and a test body. Thanks to the flexible inner geometry, stiffening of the structure to be measured is minimal. As a result, the miniature strain transducer is suitable for both static and dynamic applications. Even thin structures can be tested, thanks to the reduced reaction forces on the screws.
By default, the typical output signal for strain measurement is around 1.0 mV/V, making calibration with another load cell generally unnecessary. The user benefits from quick and easy commissioning, high measurement accuracy in the micrometer range, and saves valuable maintenance time.
The models available offer two measurement ranges: 500 and 1,000 µm/m, to meet the most diverse customer requirements in terms of expected stresses and permissible mechanical stresses depending on steel quality. A single transducer can thus cover a wide range of applications, offering users cost savings and less storage space.
"With the DST20, Baumer completes its force measurement range of force and strain transducers. In addition to its rugged strain transducers for outdoor and industrial applications, Baumer combines robustness and precision with products of particularly compact dimensions to further expand the application range of its strain transducers. As a result, users benefit from improved process quality and safety, even with a sensor of reduced dimensions".the company says.
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