Multi-Axis Load Cell Sensors Explained
A Multi-Axis Load Cell is a special sensor that can measure different forces and twists (torques) all at the same time and in various directions. Think of it like a super sensor that can feel pushes, pulls, and turns in multiple ways.
These sensors can measure up to 6 kinds of forces at once. This includes straight pushes/pulls (like Fx, Fy, Fz) and twists (like Torque Mx, My, Mz) in three main directions. After measuring, the sensor changes these forces into an electric signal.
Our partner, FUTEK, makes many types of these sensors. Some can measure forces in 2, 3, or even 6 different ways. They even have special ones for cars!
Where are these sensors used? Lots of places! Robots, spaceships, and cars are just a few examples. Because they can measure so many forces, they help in understanding and controlling how machines work and move.
MTA400 – measuring Fx, Fy and Fz loads.
MTA600 – measuring Fx, Fy and Fz loads.
Advantages of FUTEK Axis Load Cell Sensor Range include
- Multi Axis Measurement Capabilities: FUTEK’s Multiple Axis Sensors can measure multiple axes at the same time, providing accurate and reliable data on multiple parameters in real-time.
- High Precision: Designed with high precision. Thus, ensuring that the measurements taken are correct and consistent.
- As well as Customisable Options: FUTEK’s Load Cells can be customised to meet specific application requirements. This includes size, shape and measurement range.
- Durable Construction: FUTEK’s products are made from high quality materials. This allows them to with stand harsh environmental conditions.
Applications where FUTEK Multi Axis Sensors are used include:
- Robotics: Used in robotic applications to measure and monitor forces, torques and motion.
- Aerospace: Monitor and measure vibrations, forces and torques on Aircraft including Wings
- Automotive: Monitor and measure vehicle dynamics. Such as braking, steering and acceleration.
- Medical: In addition, used to monitor and measure forces and torque in medical devices. Such as prosthetics and surgical tools for key hole surgery.
- Industrial Automation: Used to monitor and measure forces, torques and motion in machinery and equipment.
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About FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of sensors and test and measurement instruments. Firstly, the Sensor range that FUTEK specialises in includes: load cells, torque sensors, pressure sensors, multi-axis sensors, and related instruments and software
Secondly, founded in 1985. FUTEK provides Aerospace and Defence, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Engineering, Research and Manufacturing markets with in-house customisation, engineering, integration, calibration, product life-cycle planning, warranty, and support services.
In addition, FUTEK’s product quality and in-house support is brilliant. All products manufactured at the company’s Irvine, California USA factory; facility certified to ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 17025 accredited quality management standards.
Finally, Metromatics proudly back up the FUTEK product range with local knowledge, service and support to our customers in Australia and New Zealand.