WIKA Mobile Control GmbH & Co. KG

Force Sensors Made to Measure

Flexible, robust and precise: WIKA Mobile Control offers a comprehensive portfolio of fSENS force sensors customizable for your projects.

Mobile machines are complex systems that perform their job through the interaction of individually coordinated system elements. Force sensor technology is an essential component in many mobile applications. Depending on the measurement task, environmental conditions, safety requirements, design and interface, the requirements for the force sensors used can vary greatly. To get a handle on all forces, a broad and individually adaptive product portfolio is required. With the comprehensive fSENS force sensors from WIKA Mobile Control, the options for customers are nearly unlimited!

WIKA Mobile Control generally offers two proven technologies of force measurement: thin-film technology and strain gauges. The fSENS F73x1 load cells and tension links detect static and dynamic tensile forces in direct force flow. The robust fSENS F53x8 load pins measure tensile and compressive forces. Depending on the application, tensile and compressive forces can be determined with the robust fSENS F23x1 tension and compression force transducers. The fSENS F33x1 shear beams detect shear forces precisely and reliably. Being especially designed for port applications, the fSENS F9205 twistlock sensors with optional twistlock enable precise weight measurement on spreaders and reliable container weighing before loading. Finally, the special force transducer fSENS FRKPS provides users with a comprehensive set for testing friction clutches of chain hoists. All force sensors are robust and meet highest safety standards. They excel with outstanding quality, precise accuracy and a flexible design.

With protection rating IP66/67, fSENS force sensors are ideally suited for use under extreme environmental conditions. They offer functional safety according to DIN EN ISO 13849 (PL d) and safety integrity level SIL 2 according to EN 61508 in the system. The force sensors are ready for operation in a temperature range from -40°C to +80°C and are particularly shock and vibration resistant.

Across all development and production stages of fSENS force sensors, precision and reliability are of top priority – this is the high quality standard of WIKA Mobile Control. The sensors excel with precision according to EN 61298-2 and the VDI/VDE 2637/2638 standard. The deviations of recorded measured values are ≤ ±1 % and zero points are stable in the long term even under adverse external influences. The process-oriented development according to the V-model, quality assurance in construction, product design and electronic assembly as well as standardized preloading and optimized calibration processes enable compliance with high quality standards along the entire value-added chain. 

Finally, fSENS force sensors are characterized by their flexible design and adaptability to specific customer requirements. Available in standardized or customized versions, measuring ranges from 0...0.5 to 0...10,000 kN can be realized. A wide range of output signals such as 4...20mA (single-channel/redundant) or CANopen as well as customer-specific geometries create high flexibility for individual applications.

Depending on your requirements, we will advise you individually on your application. The focus is on a comprehensive analysis of the force measuring range, the required accuracy and the application framework.

For further information please visit our website or contact our Sales Team directly for a non-binding consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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