Force Sensor / Force Transducer Overview: Measuring Forces Correctly with HBM

HBM force sensors and force transducers measure static and dynamic tensile and compressive loads - with virtually no displacement.

Your force load cell can be supplied in the most varied of designs and classes of accuracy.

Typical force measurement application areas include bench testing, e.g. force measurement to check material quality and automation technology, e.g. for monitoring quality during reshaping or bonding operations. HBM's own DakkS force transducer calibration laboratory mirrors the company's force transducer and force sensor competence.

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Direction of Force Nominal (rated force) Already Calibrated Strain gauge / Piezo
  Product   Description
C10 For dynamic and static measurement tasks. Very rugged and precise mechanical properties. Insensitive to bending moments and lateral force. Many options available.
For dynamic and static measurement tasks. Very rugged and precise mechanical properties. Insensitive to bending moments and lateral force. Many options available.
[2.5 KN ... 1 MN]
⇓ Compressive 1-100 kN|100-500 kN|> 500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
U10 (U10M, U10S) For dynamic and static measurement tasks. Very rugged and precise mechanical properties. Insensitive to bending moments and lateral force. Many options available.
For dynamic and static measurement tasks. Very rugged and precise mechanical properties. Insensitive to bending moments and lateral force. Many options available.
[1.25 kN ...500 kN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 1-100 kN|100-500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
U9C Compact force transducer to measure static and dynamic tensile force. U9C offers 0.2 accuracy and IP67 protection.
Compact force transducer to measure static and dynamic tensile force. U9C offers 0.2 accuracy and IP67 protection.
[50N ... 50KN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 0.01-1 kN|1-100 kN Yes Strain Gauge
C9C Compact force transducer to measure static and dynamic compressive force. C9C offers 0.2 accuracy and IP67 protection.
Compact force transducer to measure static and dynamic compressive force. C9C offers 0.2 accuracy and IP67 protection.
[50 N ... 50 kN]
⇓ Compressive 0.01-1 kN|1-100 kN Yes Strain Gauge
S2M Reliable S-type force transducer offering high precision, IP67 degree of protection and 2 mV/V output signal
Reliable S-type force transducer offering high precision, IP67 degree of protection and 2 mV/V output signal
[10 N ... 1000 N]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 0.01-1 kN Yes Strain Gauge
S9M High-precision S-type4 force transducer offering high degree of protection (IP68). Also suitable for harsh ambient conditions.
High-precision S-type4 force transducer offering high degree of protection (IP68). Also suitable for harsh ambient conditions.
[0.5 kN ... 50 kN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 1-100 kN|> 500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
U1A Force transducer for small forces offering a high output signal. Compact size. Precise.
Force transducer for small forces offering a high output signal. Compact size. Precise.
[10 N ... 50 N]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 0.01-1 kN Yes Strain Gauge
PACEline CFT Calibrated piezo force transducer for flange mounting. High stiffness and high resonance frequency.
Calibrated piezo force transducer for flange mounting. High stiffness and high resonance frequency.
[5 kN ... 120 kN]
⇓ Compressive 1-100 kN|100-500 kN Yes Piezo
PACEline CFW Measuring piezo force washer offering extremely high stiffness and very compact size. Sets of pre-stressing elements available as mounting accessories.
Measuring piezo force washer offering extremely high stiffness and very compact size. Sets of pre-stressing elements available as mounting accessories.
[20 kN ... 700 kN]
⇓ Compressive 1-100 kN|100-500 kN|> 500 kN No Piezo
PACEline CMC Calibrated piezo force transducer for flange mounting. High stiffness and high resonance frequency. Charge amplifier included in delivery, calibration as a complete system.
Calibrated piezo force transducer for flange mounting. High stiffness and high resonance frequency. Charge amplifier included in delivery, calibration as a complete system.
[5 kN ... 120 kN]
⇓ Compressive 1-100 kN Yes Piezo
PACEline CLP Piezoelectric force washers for force measurement where space is a constraint
Piezoelectric force washers for force measurement where space is a constraint
[7kN ... 62kN]
⇓ Compressive 1-100 kN No Piezo
U2B Low-profile force transducer offering integrated lateral force compensation. Tried and tested in thousands of applications.
Low-profile force transducer offering integrated lateral force compensation. Tried and tested in thousands of applications.
[0.5 kN ... 200 kN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 0.01-1 kN|1-100 kN|100-500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
U3 Rugged force transducer offering integrated mounting flanges on both sides. Very high lateral force stability and lateral force compensation. Easy mounting.
Rugged force transducer offering integrated mounting flanges on both sides. Very high lateral force stability and lateral force compensation. Easy mounting.
[0.5 kN ... 100 kN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 0.01-1 kN|1-100 kN Yes Strain Gauge
U5 Low-profile force transducer for easy flange mounting. Many options and wide range of cables available.
Low-profile force transducer for easy flange mounting. Many options and wide range of cables available.
[100 kN ... 500 kN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 100-500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
U93 Miniature force transducer for easy flange mounting. High lateral force stability. Integrated TEDS functionality.
Miniature force transducer for easy flange mounting. High lateral force stability. Integrated TEDS functionality.
[1KN ... 50KN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 1-100 kN Yes Strain Gauge
U15 Reference force transducer for use as a transfer standard. Electricial bending moment compensation, high output signal (up to 4mV/V). Many options and ISO376-compliant accessories.
Reference force transducer for use as a transfer standard. Electricial bending moment compensation, high output signal (up to 4mV/V). Many options and ISO376-compliant accessories.
[2.5 kN ...1000 kN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 1-100 kN|100-500 kN|> 500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
C2 (N / kN) Low-profile force transducer offering integrated lateral force compensation. Tried and tested in thousands of applications.
Low-profile force transducer offering integrated lateral force compensation. Tried and tested in thousands of applications.
[0.5 kN ... 200 kN]
⇓ Compressive 0.01-1 kN|1-100 kN|100-500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
C4 Reference force transducer offering bending moment compensation, ISO376-compliant accessories.
Reference force transducer offering bending moment compensation, ISO376-compliant accessories.
[20 kN ... 500 kN]
⇓ Compressive 1-100 kN|100-500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
C6A Rugged and efficient force transducer for high compressive force. Extensive range of accessories. Types up to 2 MN with internal bore.
Rugged and efficient force transducer for high compressive force. Extensive range of accessories. Types up to 2 MN with internal bore.
[200 kN ... 5000 kN]
⇓ Compressive 100-500 kN|> 500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
C18 Compact reference force transducer for stationary and mobile use. Insensitive to humidity. Rugged cable routing.
Compact reference force transducer for stationary and mobile use. Insensitive to humidity. Rugged cable routing.
[10 kN ... 5000 kN]
⇓ Compressive 1-100 kN|100-500 kN|> 500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
BU18 Reference force transducer, classification per ISO376:00 comprising three C18/1MN thatr can also be used individually.
Reference force transducer, classification per ISO376:00 comprising three C18/1MN thatr can also be used individually.
[3000 kN]
⇓ Compressive > 500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
KMR Force transducer for installation as a measuring force washer. Rugged transducer offering high degree of protection for use in harsh ambient conditions.
Force transducer for installation as a measuring force washer. Rugged transducer offering high degree of protection for use in harsh ambient conditions.
[20 kN ... 400 kN]
⇓ Compressive 1-100 kN|100-500 kN No Strain Gauge
TOP-Transfer Reference force transducer offering maximum precision. Exceeds ISO376 requirements partly by a factor of 10. Standard for international reference measurements.
Reference force transducer offering maximum precision. Exceeds ISO376 requirements partly by a factor of 10. Standard for international reference measurements.
[100 N ... 500 kN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 0.01-1 kN|1-100 kN|100-500 kN Yes Strain Gauge
Z30A High-precision reference force transducer for smaller forces. High long-term stability, integrated overload protection, TEDS. Class 00 per ISO376, ISO376-compliant accessories available.
High-precision reference force transducer for smaller forces. High long-term stability, integrated overload protection, TEDS. Class 00 per ISO376, ISO376-compliant accessories available.
[50 N ... 10 kN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 0.01-1 kN|1-100 kN Yes Strain Gauge
Z4A High-precision reference force transducer for high forces. High long-term stability. Class 00 per ISO376, ISO376-compliant accessories available.
High-precision reference force transducer for high forces. High long-term stability. Class 00 per ISO376, ISO376-compliant accessories available.
[20 kN ... 100 kN]
⇕ Tensile and compressive 1-100 kN|100-500 kN Yes Strain Gauge