Test + Measurement

Flintec’s range of strain gauges, load cells and instrumentation is ideally suited for applications in the test and measurement sector.

Our tension and compression load cells are used typically in tensile test machines for the calibration of samples and the analysis of their mechanical properties.

accurate solutions

For manufacturers of vehicle testing equipment such as dynamometers, Flintec produces a range of highly accurate bending beam load cells with complementary high speed electronic modules.

In the field of agriculture, grain moisture analyzers utilize Flintec planar beam load cells that combine compact dimensions and the capability of resolving to very precise sub-gram levels of measurement.

Hand tools used in production assembly operations are becoming increasingly complex. Flintec provides strain gauged torque sensors that are embedded within nut runners for quality critical applications in the automotive sector.

Our ability to design just about any size and shape of force sensor means that we are being increasingly called on by test and measurement companies to provide solutions for their demanding applications. One such example is a Flintec multiple strain gauge array that is assembled into a fabric glove – this haptic technology device provides tactile feedback in the computer simulation field and is used for the remote control of machines and robots.

We offer test and measurement OEMs including a comprehensive range of load cells and force sensors as well as extremely accurate electronic sub-assemblies and instrumentation to complete the measurement chain.

Available load cells

Our standard list of load cells available for applications in process weighing include the following:

We also offer an extensive array of options and accessories with our standard products.

They include cable and connector options, labelling, calibration and loading hole configurations.

Application Examples

Dynamometers

The Flintec bending beam Model SLB offers a compact and yet extremely accurate solution for manufacturers of rolling roads and dynamometers. Available in a range of standard mounting hole configurations the Model SLB can also be supplied with a variety of bespoke cables, connectors and capacity ranges.

Haptic Technology

The Flintec strain gauge technology permits the development of a range of sensing solutions for the haptics market. Once such example is the Flintec instrumented glove solution used in such applications as pilot training and virtual reality gaming. Flintec strain gauges are available in customized sizes and resistances.

Press Control

Used to monitor the forces applied in industrial presses, the Flintec extensometer Model XT50 is a very simple and yet robust sensing solution. Constructed from stainless steel and hermetically sealed, the XT50 can be installed using no specialized equipment. The XT50 is chosen for its compact size and repeatability of measurement.

Material Test Machines

Tension/compression load cells such as the stainless steel, hermetically sealed Model UB6 are specified by manufacturers of universal material testing machines. Compact in size, the UB6 deliveries OIML and NTEP certified performance consistently. Available in a range of capacities from 100kg to 500kg.

Hand Tools

Torque wrenches are becoming increasingly complex as the demand for quality control increases in manufacturing processes. Flintec supplies compact torque sensors that are embedded within the torque tool. Each sensor is designed to be extremely repeatable and yet robust. Flintec supplies a range of sensing capacities.

General Testing Applications

Flintec’s Engineers and Application Specialists work with clients to specify force measurement solutions for a diverse range of applications. The comprehensive range of sensors and high speed measurement electronics are deployed by machine builders to answer their weight, balance, torque and center of gravity measurement tasks.