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Flexure gauges combine high accuracy with high throughput

17 June 2011

Two new flexure gauges have been introduced by Solartron Metrology. The digital and analogue sensors are able to maintain their exceptionally high repeatability and resolution of less than 0.1um over millions of measurement cycles. The compact gauges are ideal for post process or in process applications requiring high precision and high volume measurements, where the high throughput would shorten the life of conventional pencil probes.

There are no sliding parts within the sensor or its parallelogram shaped frame, ensuring the gauges are frictionless and virtually free from hysteresis.

The analogue gauge with half bridge or LVDT output can be used with most standard amplifiers. The digital gauge interfaces with Solartron's Orbit(R) network, which enables even higher linearity over its full 1 mm or 2 mm measuring range. Orbit also allows the gauges to be mixed with other digital transducers in a single measurement system.

The IP65 rated gauges can be mounted with little or no stress through the gauge centre line, which allows precision profiling of moving material such as sheet products or rotating shafts, brake discs etc.

The flexure gauges have forward and reverse spring action, while a pneumatically actuated version is available where automated measurements are required. Their novel design using a high number of factory serviceable parts reduces cost of ownership.
 


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