The DST20 miniature strain sensors complete the Baumer range by offering a compact and cost-effective solution enabling the measurement of high forces, ie above 10,000 N, even in tight spaces.
According to Baumer, featuring dimensions of 28 x 12 x 10 mm, the miniature DST20 strain sensors are smaller than any other screw-in strain sensor on the market. In addition, their stainless steel housing and IP 65 certification make them particularly suitable for use in harsh production environments as well as many types of applications, including machine and system construction as well as process automation.
The DST20 strain sensor involves reduced engineering costs for its integration into a machine, and also represents a long-term solution to replace cold-bonded strain gauges in initial serial laboratory tests when space is available. installation is limited.
Like the other strain sensors in the Baumer range, the compact DST20s use DMS technology, consisting of a strain gauge and a test body. Due to the flexible interior geometry, stiffening of the structure to be measured is minimal. Therefore, the miniature strain sensor is suitable for static as well as dynamic applications. It is even possible to control fine structures thanks to the lower reaction forces on the screws.
By default, the typical output signal for the strain measurement is approximately 1.0 mV / V, generally rendering calibration with another force transducer unnecessary. The user thus benefits from easy and quick commissioning, high measurement precision of the order of a micrometer and saves precious time in terms of maintenance.
The models available offer two measurement ranges: 500 and 1000 µm / m, to meet the most diverse customer requirements in relation to expected stresses and admissible mechanical stresses depending on the quality of the steel. A single sensor thus covers a wide range of applications, offering the user savings and storage space gain.
“With the DST20, Baumer completes its range dedicated to force measurement made up of force and stress sensors. In addition to its robust strain sensors suitable for outdoor and industrial applications, Baumer combines robustness and precision with products with particularly compact dimensions, to further broaden the field of application of its strain sensors. Users thus benefit from improved process quality and safety, even with a sensor with reduced dimensions , ” says one within the company.
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