Find the right force sensor for your application quickly and easily
Intelligently designed portfolio for a range of forces and installation options
Clear selection thanks to various connecting options
Low design risk thanks to simple replacement when deviations from force ranges are detected
Uniform thread sizes within the series
Clever sensor design for reliable force measurement
Low-fatigue force sensors with 100% oscillatory width for dynamic applications
Decades of experience in manufacturing force sensors
Small and flexible force sensors
Small sensor diameter when space is limited
Fast integration into machines and equipment design thanks to various sizes and shapes
Robust force sensors for tough industrial environments
Stainless steel sensor housing for reliable use in industrial sectors with increased demands
Hermetically sealed sensors with long useful life
Exceptional shock and vibration resistance, thanks to the fully welded sensor design
Short delivery times and easy set-up
Fast delivery from the warehouse
Plug & play through the use of unit-sensitive sensors
Sensor replacement without complex adjustment on the machine
DMS-based force sensors are the ideal solution for force measurement in most applications. In principle, force sensors are especially useful when it comes to measuring small forces.With its optimally coordinated product portfolio of force sensors for 50 – 20,000 N, Baumer covers a multitude of applications. In addition to force sensors, Baumer produces strain sensors for measuring higher forces, which are simple to install in the respective structure.
Component stress monitoring for ball bearings
The stresses on ball bearings are monitored simply and reliably with the aid of force sensors. Force sensors detect overloads and allow ball bearings not to be exposed to loads outside of the specified limits In this way, ball bearing failures and machine downtime are effectively prevented.
Monitoring mounting force
Force measurement aids simple monitoring of mounting processes in manufacturing. The relevant mounting force is tested reliably and helps avoid expensive recall actions and reworking.
Monitoring fusion forces
Force sensors monitor the relevant process force in a range of fusion processes such as ultrasonic welding, clinching, or riveting. Continuous force monitoring ensures compliance with quality requirements.
Overloads on booms are detected with the aid of force sensors helping to prevent robots from tipping over on driverless transport vehicles.
Determining filling quantity
Force sensors measure the weight force of tanks and allow the filling level or load to be determined. Low stock levels can therefore be detected early and replenishments determined easily.
Monitoring retention forces
Force sensors for clamping devices in processing centers measure retention forces to improve quality and safeguard processing procedures.
Force measurement on test machines
Force sensors in testing machines help detect properties specific to the materials. In the case of tensile testing machines, the maximum force supplies important information about the elasticity and load-bearing qualities of the material.
Baumer force sensors usually consist of a spring body and strain gauges. The spring body of the sensor deforms when force is applied, resulting in strain on the material surface. The strain is measured using the strain gauges applied to the surface of the spring body. The strain gauges convert the mechanical strain into an electrical resistance change and act as mechanical-electrical converters. The intelligent connection of the individual strain gauges to a Wheatstone bridge enables the measurement of even the smallest strains. The strains, measured with the help of strain gauges, thus generate voltage change proportional to the force.