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HBM releases the C6B force transducer to measure large compressive forces


August 21, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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August 21, 2018 – HBM, the test and measurement equipment provider, has launched the C6B force transducer for economical acquisition of large compressive forces.

The sensor is specially designed for rugged and dynamic applications. It acquires nominal (rated) forces from 200 kN to 10 MN with an HBM accuracy class of 0.5. Typical applications include the construction industry, heavy industry and metalworking as well as dynamic measurement tasks in research and development. 

The C6B has a hermetically welded housing made of rustproof materials. In the version with integrated cable, the sensor achieves degree of protection IP68. Since the C6B is structured in the shape of a compression bar, the sensor has a very short displacement, enabling it to be used in very fast measurements such as impact tests.

Different electrical connection types are available for uncompensated installation. The C6B is also available with load applications, which reduce the measurement uncertainty in the application. The transducer versions up to and including 2 MN have an internal bore that allows for the fold-back arm. The C6B can be mounted horizontally or upside down depending on requirements.

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The CB6 is available in Canada at Durham Instruments.