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Miniature Full-Bridge Semiconductor Strain Gauges for Force Sensors

BCM SENSOR has successfully develpled a full-bridge semiconductor strain gauge of miniature footprint (only 1.3mm x 1.3mm) as a sensor chip for force measurement. Thanks to MEMS technology, such sensor chip can realize bridge resistance up to 5kΩ. As shown in the picture below, the chip features the gauge pattern similar to EB-series metal foil strain gauges from BCM SENSOR, and has 5 solder pads as open-bridge configuration. With this sensor chip, the dimensions of force sensors can be reduced significantly. For Read More...

Customized Strain Gauges for Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors or Stress Analysis

Nowadays robots play a more and more important role in the modern manufacturing which require a high automation level. This trend leads to the growing demand of the multi-axis force/torque sensors, e.g., model 8691 from BCM SENSOR, and of the stress analysis for the materials. With 23-year experience with strain gauges, force sensors and torque sensors, BCM SENSOR is the expert to provide the customized and compact metal foil strain gauges for your multi-axis force/torque sensors and/or stress analysis applications. Read More...

153T Yarn Tension Sensors for Textile Industry

BCM SENSOR has successfully developed 153T yarn tension sensors for textile industry. This sensor can be used for yarn break detection and yarn tension measurement in textile production process, e.g., false twist texturing process for multi-filament yarns. 153T offers the following benefits: • Capacity down to 0.5N; • Accuracy up to 0.5%fs; • Variable options for output signal: 4~20mA, 10%~90%Vs ratiometric, 0~5V, I2C, or SPI; • Compact, robust and light-weight design. Thanks to its compact, robust and light-weight design, the 153T can be easily retrofitted Read More...

New Datasheets of Metal Foil Strain Gauges from BCM SENSOR

To Facilitate Product Selection BCM SENSOR has recently updated the datasheets of all metal foil strain gauges (MfSG). This update is to provide users with an easier way of selecting the suitable MfSG for your application and also to provide users with more detailed specifications of MfSG. What is new on the updated datasheets? 1) On each datasheet of MfSG, the contents are categorized into 4 sections as Description, Ordering Information, Specifications, and Selection Chart. 2) In Specifications, more parameters have been included, Read More...

Termination of Thermal Gas Flow Sensors

To focus on the market where BCM SENSOR has been playing an important role, we have terminated the production line of Thermal Gas Flow Sensors since the end of 2018. In 2019, BCM SENSOR will apply new strategy and focus on our most important product lines, e.g., strain gauges, pressure sensors and liquid level sensors. To implement this new strategy, BCM SENSOR has decided not to process any received inquiry for flow sensors from now on. This means that the flow Read More...

Multi-Grid Strain Gauges for Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors

Expanding Application Range of One Strain Gauge Nowadays robots play a more and more important role in the modern manufacturing which require a high automation level. This trend leads to the growing demand of the multi-axis force/torque sensors, e.g., model 8691 from BCM SENSOR. With 22-year experience with strain gauges, force sensors and torque sensors, BCM SENSOR is the expert to provide the compact and customized metal foil strain gauges for multi-axis force sensor applications. The picture herewith shows the recently Read More...

Brand-New Datasheet of BCM SENSOR Bondable Compensation Resistors to Facilitate Product Selection

BCM SENSOR has recently updated the datasheet of bondable compensation resistors (BCR). The BCR’s are designed to adjust zero, unify sensitivity or compensate zero-temperature-drift or span-temperature-drift for Wheatstone bridge circuit in sensor applications. To facilitate product selection and present the up-to-date technology, BCM SENSOR has applied the following updates in the BCR datasheet: - All the standard patterns of BCR are organized according to their applications; - Number of the standard patterns has been increased from 4 to 7; - Copper foil has Read More...

158A Force Transducer for Ultra-Low Force Monitoring

BCM SENSOR has successfully developed 158A force transducer which has its capacity down to 0.6N (~61gram). This model is designed to measure or monitor not only force but also small displacement. 158A offers the following benefits: • Capacity down to 0.6N; • Accuracy up to 1%fs; • Excellent stability and reliability; • Compact design. The single-bending-beam working principle is applied on 158A. Different installation ways can be used on this model. However, it is highly recommended to install this model as a reverse beam, in order Read More...

Metal Foil Strain Gauges for Multi-Axis Force Sensors

Expand Application Range of One Strain Gauge Nowadays robots play a more and more important role in the modern manufacturing which require a high automation level. This trend leads to the growing demand of the multi-axis force sensors. With 22-year experience with strain gauges and force sensors, BCM SENSOR is the expert to provide the compact and customized metal foil strain gauges for multi-axis force sensor applications. The picture herewith shows an example of the recent design, which combines a shear Read More...

Upgraded Backing Materials of Metal Foil Strain Gauges

BCM SENSOR has recently successfully upgraded the materials of the backing layer of its metal foil strain gauge from FIBA to FIBAL: - F: modified phenolic resin - I: modified polyimide resin - B: laminated polyetherketone - A: advanced laminated polyimide - L: laminated polyimide Thanks to the different backing materials, the strain gauges from BCM SENSOR can have different working temperature ranges as listed below: - F: -30~+80°C - I: -85~+150°C - B: -45~+150°C - A: -195~+200°C - L: -55~+150°C These wide working temperature ranges can meet the requirements of Read More...