Sensors

Axial Force Transducers

Overview

High_Force_Axial_LC

ElectroForce high-force axial transducers are used to measure and control high-force test applications. Use these sensors on your ElectroForce 3300 and 3500 test systems. These accessories can also be used on EnduraTec servo-pneumatic systems.

Key Features

  • Can be used for both tension and compression test applications
  • Load cells come pre-wired and gained for integration into an existing PCI control box
  • Sensor calibration is included in the purchase of new cells
  • Force sensors are calibrated according to ASTM E4 calibration procedures
  • Sensors available include 1125 N, 2250 N, 3000 N, 5000 N, 12,500 N and 25,000 N. For low force cells.

Overview

Low_Force_Axial_LC

ElectroForce test instruments are oftentimes used to measure or control low-force applications. ElectroForce low-force axial transducers provide high accuracy, high resolution measurements for precise testing results.

Key Features

  • The axial force cells are tension/compression transducers that have a welded stainless steel construction designed to minimize the effects of off-axis forces
  • Load cells come pre-wired and gained for integration into an existing PCI control box
  • Sensor calibration is included in the purchase of new cells
  • Force sensors that are rated for the full capacity of the test system are calibrated according to ASTM E4 calibration procedures. This calibration process can be extended to many of the lower force sensors offered.
  • Sensors available from 250 g to 450 N. For higher force cells, refer to the High Force Axial Transducers page

Overview

Submersible_Axial_Force_lc

ElectroForce submersible axial force transducers allow reliable, underwater load measurement. Multiple ranges are available, allowing proper accuracy for any given application.

Key Features

  • Can be used for both tension and compression applications
  • Safe for use underwater and in heated saline baths
  • Load cells come pre-wired and gained for integration into an PCI control box
  • Sensor calibration is included in the purchase of new cells
  • Force sensors that are rated for the full capacity of the test system are calibrated according to ASTM E4 calibration procedures. This calibration process can be extended to many of the lower force sensors offered.
  • Sensors available from 250 g to 450 N

Overview

Mini_Beam_Force_lc

ElectroForce mini-beam force transducers are used with a Multi-Specimen Fatigue (MSF) fixture for break detection and load recording.

Key Features

  • Can be used for both tension and compression load measurement
  • Load cells come pre-wired and gained for integration into an PCI control box
  • Sensor calibration is included in the purchase of new cells
  • Use with ElectroForce multi-specimen fatigue fixtures

Overview

Axial_Torsion_Force_lc

TA Electroforce axial/torsion force transducers may be used on ElectroForce® test systems to accurately measure response from both axial and torsion forces.

Key Features

  • Cells measure both torsion (N-m) and load (N) for multiaxial applications
  • Sensors come pre-wired and gained for integration into an existing PCI control box
  • Sensor calibration is included in the purchase of new cells
  • Sensors range from 2.84 N-m to 158 N-m

Other Sensors

Overview

Rotation_Transducer

The purpose of the TA Electroforce rotation transducer is to measure angular displacement. These sensors are usually used in multiaxial testing applications that involve the control of torsion loading.

Key Features

  • Measurement ranges: 12 to 300
  • Maximum non-linearity:0.25% full scale
  • Housing outer diameter: 38.1 mm
  • Operating temperature range:+32F to +158F; -67F to +257F optional
  • Excitation voltage: 14.5 VDC to 26 VDC
  • Signal output: DC voltage outputs, 4-20 mA

Overview

SGT_Pressure_Transducer

These transducers allow accurate measurement of pressure readings when using the ElectroForce® Stent Graft Testing (SGT) System.

Key Features

  • Use with an ElectroForce SGT system to accurately measure manifold or mean pressure control pressures
  • Welded stainless steel construction
  • Resistant to radio frequency interference
  • Sensor comes pre-wired and ready to run on ElectroForce SGT test systems
  • Sensor calibration is included in the purchase of a new sensor

Overview

BD_Pressure_Transducer

TA Electroforce catheter-style pressure transducers allow accurate measurement of pressure readings when using the ElectroForce® BioDynamic® test chamber.

Key Features

  • Use with ElectroForce BioDynamic test systems to accurately measure sample pressure
  • Polyurethane catheter-style pressure sensor
  • 70 cm long
  • Reusable, non-sterile
  • CE and FDA certified
  • Sensor comes pre-wired and is ready to run on ElectroForce test systems
  • Sensor calibration is included in the purchase of a new sensor

Overview

Extensometers

TA Electroforce extensometers offer high precision displacement and strain measurement.  These sensors come in a variety of types and sample size ranges.

Key Features

  • Mount directly on your sample to measure strain
  • High accuracy, and many models offer 0.1% linearity
  • Sensors come pre-wired and are ready to use on your ElectroForce test system
  • Sensor calibration is included in the purchase of a new sensor

Available extensometers include:

  • General purpose
  • High strain
  • Miniature series
  • Fracture mechanics and clip-on gages
  • Deflection gage

Overview

DVE

Our Digital Video Extensometer (DVE) can be used on many ElectroForce® test systems to provide high-resolution calculations for primary, secondary and shear strains (based on Green-Lagrange calculations).

Key Features

  • Easy to set up and get results
  • Simple specimen marking
  • Excellent for characterizing tissues and biomaterials under mechanical stimulation
  • Use on ElectroForce® 3100, 3200, 3300, 3500, TestBench and BioDynamic® test systems

Accessory package includes:

  • Monochrome digital video camera with macro lens assembly
  • Capture and analysis software, providing primary, secondary and shear strains
  • Camera stand suited for your system
  • LED camera light
  • Instruction manual

Overview

Optical_ Micrometer

The TA Electroforce optical micrometer assembly provides accurate diameter and calculated distension readings during life-cycle testing using ElectroForce® SGT instruments.  The included software also allows for test control around a desired strain value.

Key Features

  • Optical micrometer assembly comes with:
    •  Optical micrometer head
    •  Optical micrometer control box
    •  Special mounting for ElectroForce stent test systems
    •  Software program that calculates tube distention
  • Accurately reads the inner or outer diameter of tubes
  • Laser applications software can be used to control the test system and maintain a desired strain percentage
  • The optical micrometer is mounted on a moveable plate so multiple locations on a single tube can be measured

Overview

BD_Laser_Optical_MicrometerTA Electroforce Biodynamic® optical and laser micrometers are well-suited for measuring the outer diameter of tubular samples such as vascular grafts during pulsatile loading.

Optical Micrometer — Key Features

In multi-chamber configurations, measurements are obtained on a rotating basis (data acquisition from one specimen at a time).

  • GaN green LED light for clear fluids only (e.g., saline, clear culture media)
  • 0.3-30 mm specimen outer diameter measurement range
  • 400 Hz scan frequency
  • In multi-chamber configurations, this option requires at least 5.1 cm clearance above the load frame to rotate micrometer between chambers

White alignment spacer

Laser Micrometer — Key Features

In multi-chamber configurations, measurements are obtained on a rotating basis (data acquisition from one specimen at a time).

  • Class II laser light suitable for red-colored cell culture media
  • 0.3-30 mm measurement range
  • 400 Hz scan frequency
  • In multi-chamber configurations, this option requires at least 5.1 cm clearance above the load frame to rotate micrometer between chambers