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FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.


FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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1. What is the technology used on FUTEK Sensors? Bonded foil strain gages. 2. What is the "FS" or "RO" which are referred to in this catalog or other drawings? "FS" stands for FULL Scale and "RO"... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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In the practice of sensor measurements making sense of numerical information becomes an important factor in the usability of the sensor itself. Typical sensors output a given voltage or current as a... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Different types of sensors / transducers can be used simultaneously in order to improve quality during manufacturing or production processes. Below, a torque sensor attached to a motor at the top of a... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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Below is a common assembly line lineup. It is a conveyor based assembly line where a piece of sheet metal is traveling through several operations. The first step is the stamping / punching station in... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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FUTEK load cell system can be used in an automated assembly-line bag filling application. As shown the upper conveyor loads parts into a hanging container. The container is connected to a load cell.... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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As common test among major automotive manufacturers, brake testing isn't only required by government regulation, it is also a safety measure that any consumer would definitely want undertaken before... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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In this particular application, a car door is being tested. This test can be used to determine whether or not the door could function for a certain time period, or how long it will last before it... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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The diagram below is a good example of closed loop feed back operation. It shows how donut / thru hole load cells and pancake load cells can be used in insertion / press applications for precision... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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As illustrated in this application the volume of a single or multiple container of any shape or form can be monitored and controlled during an automated process using load cells and instrumentations... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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FUTEK products are widely used in Medical Instrumentation devices and equipment to further automate and minimize human error and provide extended features for smarter interface. Some common... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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FUTEK load cell and instruments can be used in suspension bridges. Our load cells can be installed on the cables to measure the tension and stress applied to the cables under various traffic... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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Load cells can be placed on the legs of a silo or tank in order to monitor how full it is. When more than one load cell is used, a junction box is needed to average the load of all the load cells and... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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In this application FUTEK load cells are used to control material distribution while monitoring the tank level. The load cell with in-line amplifier can be directly connected to a plc or computer for... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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This particular application is used in batching or mixing of multiple chemicals. By measuring the viscosity, you can determine when to stop adding a liquid to the mix. As shown here, the table can be... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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Utilizing a single or multiple load cells, you may monitor all stresses induced due to high wind activities on the towers located in remote areas. The load cells via a junction box are connected to... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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Wire and wireless force sensors / load cells can now be used as an everyday accessory for consumer use. They are used in shoes in combination with an MP3 player to measure your activity and transfer... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Pressure sensors can be placed on the bottom of a silo or tank in order to monitor how full or empty it is by measuring & monitoring the pressure while knowing the volume & liquid density. Utilizing... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Most cranes, earthmovers and similar equipment are operated using hydraulic systems. In order to control the movement, holding, gripping or applied force, pressure sensors are utilized to monitor and... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Pressure sensors are used to measure pressure in fluid or gas applications. In this particular example, gas is compressed in the compressor. When the gas is let out it needs to be cooled down since... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Sensors / transducers are essential in many automated assembly, packaging and labeling processes. Below, a reaction torque sensor is setup with a servo motor in an automated conveyor belt assembly... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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In the constant flow pump, a stepping / stepper motor is used to create a pumping function and allow fluid to flow. A reaction torque sensor attached to the back end of the motor monitors the required... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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The typical application of these products include measurements dynamometers, tool dulling indicator, motor quality control or conversion of rotary to reaction torque.... (View Full Article)
(Torque Sensing)
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The typical application of these products include measurements dynamometers, tool dulling indicator, motor quality control or conversion of rotary to reaction torque. Load Cell | Bending Beam Load... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Sensors and transducers have been very instrumental in the development of prosthetic devices. They allow prosthetic devices to closely mimic human limbs. In the example below, a smart/digital torque... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Inline Rotary Torque Sensors / Transducers are normally used in line with rotating shafts or nut runners for feed back control. For optimum performance, it is recommended to utilize coupling in order... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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This page contains links to the following troubleshooting guides: Sensor-Display System, Unamplified Sensor, Amplified Sensor, and Digital Display. Each troubleshooting guide breaks out common... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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During this past year FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, located in Irvine California, found itself faced with yet another unique challenge from a client requiring a specialized sensor. This new... (View Full Article)