Force Torque Sensor

Benefits of BoltSafe force torque sensor

  • Using magnetoelastic technology causes our sensors to be more compact and less expensive.
  • The load is measured across the entire surface of the ring instead of using just a few pressure points.
  • We calibrate our force torque sensors and there is never any calibration needed at the end of the readout equipment, not even when switching between readout methods.
  • BoltSafe sensors send out only digital signals and are able to withstand very low and high loads from 18 kN to 3000 kN.
  • The bolt load sensors are drift free and have almost no creep effect. A maximum deviation of 5% of the full scale is assured in any given circumstance.
  • Meeting the IP66 rating makes them dust free and water resistant.
  • We offer different BoltSafe readout methods that provide a suitable application for your specific situation and industry.
BoltSafe Force Torque Sensor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolt load sensors

BoltSafe bolt load cells are specially designed to monitor the bolt load in bolted joints. Knowing this information enhances safety, makes joints more dependable and results in better control over bolted constructions. 

Readout methods

BoltSafe bolt load cells can send their data to different readout methods. We offer the following: the Handheld Reader, Network with PDI, Network with PDI-NT, RS-232 and Analog Converter and the IoT-node.

BoltSafe bolt load cells load sensors

Bolt load sensors

BoltSafe bolt load cells are specially designed to monitor the bolt load in bolted joints. Knowing this information enhances safety, makes joints more dependable and results in better control over bolted constructions.

BoltSafe readout methods

Readout methods

BoltSafe bolt load cells can send their data to different readout methods. We offer the following: the Handheld Reader, Network with PDI, Network with PDI-NT, RS-232 and Analog Converter and the IoT-node.

What is a force torque sensor?

A force torque sensor is an electronic device that is designed to monitor, detect, record and regulate linear and rotational forces applied upon it. Torque is usually seen as the rotational equivalent of linear force. Reaction torque on the other hand, is static. The force torque sensor converts the force and torque into an electrical output signal. As the forces applied to the sensor increase, the electrical signal changes proportionally. The inner workings of the force torque sensor differ based on the chosen type. The most popular sensors in the market are using strain gauge technology. Strain gauges convert strain derived from force into a change in electrical resistance. It is also possible to use other technologies, such as piezoelectric technology and magnetoelastic technology. The force torque sensors are used in many different industries where there is a demand for precision and accuracy. Most instruments are used in combination with a readout method or DAQ (Data Acquisition System) to visualize and monitor the forces being measured.

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Force torque sensor with handheld reader

Force torque sensors by BoltSafe

BoltSafe offers a force torque sensor that is specifically designed to measure and monitor bolt load in bolted constructions, both during assembly and over time. They can also be used to determine the right tool setting before tightening the bolts. This way the desired bolt load can be reached. The coefficient of friction can now be determined with a simple test rather than guessed. Without knowledge of this information, bolts could come loose or even break. Using BoltSafe sensors increases the control over the bolted construction and enhances safety. Instead of using strain gauge technology, BoltSafe uses magnetoelastic technology. Because of this, our force torque sensors measure the changes in the magnetic field.

When using our products for measuring bolt load, a BoltSafe sensor is placed on the non-driven side of a bolted connection, preferably under a nut. Tightening the bolt and applying force, causes minor deformations of the stainless steel washers. These deformations cause changes in the electrical resistance, which are constantly measured by our sensors. We use this data to determine the bolt load at any given moment. Our force torque sensors are also suitable for measuring other forces than bolt load. Examples of possible applications are in temporary construction and for Structural Health Monitoring. The load of a construction is then monitored to make sure that the construction doesn’t collapse.

Are you interested in using or distributing our bolt load sensors? Please contact us through info@boltsafe.com or call us at +31246790797. If you have any questions about the functionality, usability or applicability of our products, do not hesitate to contact us.

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