Multi axis load cells available from AMS Instrumentation and Calibration are designed to measure forces and moments from different directions simultaneously, all within the design of a single load cell transducer. Interface multi-axis load cells are able to measure with very little noise and crosstalk between signal axes.
AMS offers several product lines that provide high-accuracy simultaneous measurements of force, torque and moments to meet the unique application needs of customers in automotive, aerospace, medical and commercial industries. All Interface multi axis load cells provide an mV/V output.
Models 1216, 1516 and 2816 are flange-mounted load cells, providing force in the axial direction and moment sensing about this centreline axis. The 2816 load cells provide an additional two-moment axis, which can be used for evaluating forces and moments in applications such as engine thrust analysis and experimentation.
The TXY series of multi axis load cells provides force sensing in the X and Y axis, with applications in aerospace, automotive and tyre testing segments.
AMS’ 5200 multi axis load cells are part of the LowProfile family of products offered by Interface that utilises shear loading to sense forces and moments in the Z-axis and X-Y axis respectively. This high-accuracy has extremely low crosstalk without additional complicating electronics and is built to last for years. Three output connectors connect to their respective resistive strain gage bridges, each providing 2mV/V output signals.
The TQ2 and TQ7 axial torsion force transducers provide accurate force sensing in the Z-axis, while also providing torque sensing. Applications for these transducers include material testing, measuring the force needed to drill a hole, and sensing for reaction torque.
The 5600 axial torsion force transducers provide all the characteristics of other axial torsion force transducers, measuring FZ and MZ, but in much higher capacities up to 180,000lbf x 300,000 lb-in.
Little to near-zero deflection is observed in the multi axis load cells family.