Measuring tube expansion with Futek miniature load buttons

Futek offers a complete solution for the accurate measurement of the
expansion of a tube as fluid moves through it.

Futek’s solution combines their LLB Series miniature load buttons with their
instrumentation options and software, enabling engineers to accurately measure tube

The conceptual drawing above shows a Futek miniature load button installed
between two plates, with a process tube also located between these plates. As
fluid flows through the process tube, its diameter expands thank to the unique
design of the plate (pivot points).

As the tube expands, the top plate begins to apply force measurements
onto the load button, with the applied force streamed to one of the several
instrument options (digital display, amplifier or USB). Both the digital
displays and the USB module can utilise SENSIT Test & Measurement software
to graph and collect the data.

Products used in this application include Futek LLB Series miniature
load button; IAA Series analogue amplifier; high resolution USB output module; IHH500
intelligent handheld display; IMP650 panel mount display; and SENSIT Test &
Measurement software.

Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is represented in Australia and
New Zealand by Metromatics.

For further information, please visit the Metromatics website or call (07)

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