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Wireless Force Transducer for Smart Ratchet Tie-down Strap – Cargo Safety Applications

To improve safety level of cargo transportation, the smart ratchet tie-down strap is developed to recognize if the strap around cargo is tightened or is getting loose. To make the ratchet smart, BCM SENSOR developed a wireless force transducer (load pin) to replace the bolt on the traditional ratchet and to measure the tensile force on the strap. As the strap can be used outdoor, the wireless force transducer is designed without any external antenna or on-off switch, to fulfill Read More...

Upgraded Design of Stacked Rosette for Stress Analysis

Compact Strain Gauge for Limited Bonding Area BCM SENSOR is proud to present an upgraded design of the CB-pattern stacked rosettes. This design has higher stability than the previous version and has the backing size minimized to 4 x 4 mm (of 1mm gauge length and 120Ω gauge resistance). The CB-pattern rosette has three gauge grids stacked together. The orientation of these tree grids is: -45°, 0°(*), and +45°, as shown in the picture below. (*): 0° refers to the orientation of Read More...

Upgraded Backing Materials of BCM SENSOR Metal Foil Strain Gauges

BCM SENSOR has recently successfully upgraded the backing materials of metal foil strain gauges. Now the options of backing material are FIBA: F: advanced phenolic resin I: modified polyimide resin B: laminated polyetherketone A: laminated phyimide Thanks to this upgrade, the number of backing material options have been reduced from 6 to 4, but the working temperature range of the strain gauges can still cover a wide range of -195~+200°C. BCM SENSOR will continue providing to you the high-quality strain Read More...

High-Resistance Strain Gauges to Lower Your Power Consumption

BCM SENSOR has recently succeeded to manufacture the single-grid linear strain gauge of 5000Ω resistance in a compact size (*). (*): Gauge length: 4mm; Backing dimensions (width x length): 5.6mm x 8.5mm. Such high-resistance strain gauges are specially demanded in the applications of low power consumption, for instance the applications of battery-powered devices or systems such as the wireless sensors and wireless sensor networks, and remote or portable testing equipment. Moreover, the bridge circuit of the high-resistance strain gauges can permit higher excitation Read More...

20th Anniversary of BCM SENSOR

On the 8th of January 2016, BCM SENSOR celebrates the 20th Anniversary as a manufacturer of a wide range of sensors, from sensing elements to complete transducers and transmitters. Established on the 8th of January 1996 in Antwerp, we started with metal foil strain gauges, semiconductor strain gauges and bondable resistors offering very good performance to price ratio and short lead-times for both standard products and customized solutions. In 1997 our product range was extended with load cells and load pins, Read More...

European Utility Week, Vienna, Austria, 3~5 November 2015

BCM SENSOR will participate in European Utility Weeek trade fair (Vienna, Austria, 3~5 November 2015). We are since 20 years a supplier of high quality sensors in Europe. For smart gas metering applciations, we will exhibit the following newly developed sensors at our stand in hall B, booth B.e52: Thermal gas flow sensors: Model TFS2200 and TFS2000 Pressure Transducers: Model 110S Pressure Sensors: Model 301B BCM team is looking forwards to your visit at our stand B.e52, hall B. Book your free entry tickets through the Read More...

Thermal Gas Flow Sensors for Residential Smart Gas Metering

BCM SENSOR has launched a newly developed thermal gas flow sensor, model TFS2200, specially designed for the residential smart gas metering applications. This sensor works on thermal bridge working principle. Thanks to the MEME process, this sensor has advantages of low power consumption and wide measuring range with high accuracy. As a result the measuring range of TFS2200 sensor is 0.016~6 m3/h of the turn-down ratio of 350:1. The output signal of the sensor can be conditioned to either analogue Read More...

Flip-Chip Pressure Sensor Dies

BCM SENSOR has recently released a newly developed flip-chip pressure sensor die for mass production. This flip-chip sensor die, model SE105, is based on piezoresistive working principle and is manufactured by 6” silicon micro-machining process. Shown in the image are two cross section of the SE105 flip-chip sensor die, which can be used for gauge or absolute pressure measurement: Thanks to the unique manufacturing process, the flip-chip is realized at the SE105 pressure sensor die, resulting in the following advantages comparing Read More...

Automation World 2015 Trade Fair, 18~20 March 2015

BCM will participate in the Automation World 2015 trade fair (Seoul, South Korea, 18-20 Mar 2015). The following newly developed sensors will be exhibited at our stand B118: - mono-block pressure sensors made from stainless steel through BCM semiconductor strain gauge technology; - mono-block pressure sensors made from stainless steel through BCM thick-film technology; - thermal gas flow sensors and transduces - 2nd generation of load pins made from 17-4PH steel tube featuring IP69 protection; - Automated Pressure Sensor Test Units The following standard BCM pressure Read More...

101B(a19G) Pressure Sensors Now with Digital Output

To broaden the application range of general purpose sensors 101B(a19G) BCM SENSOR has upgraded this model to the digital output of both I2C and SPI. Customized electrical interface is available on request. The 101B(a19G) has wide availability of measuring ranges, from -1~0 bar gauge pressure (0~1 bar absolute pressure) to 0~600 bar, and accuracy up to 0.25%fs. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact BCM SENSOR. Link to the datasheet: http://www.bcmsensor.com/mh_search.php?keywords=101B%28a19G%29&x=0&y=0 Read More...