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OEM Solutions for Test and Measurement

When a testing platform calls for a load cell, force sensor or torque sensor, and standard off-the-shelf options don’t fit, a supplier that understands the need for affordable products in high quantity is a valuable partner. Working with FUTEK means that you will have a partner to help you find a high-performance, cost-effective solution.

Date: March 14, 2013
Time: 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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We've all been there; that time when a testing platform calls for a load cell, force sensor or torque sensor, yet none of the standard "off-the-shelf" options fit the requirements. Because of FUTEK's experience with these situations, we know the value of the advice from a company with a deep understanding of the challenges associated with selecting a sensor. That's why FUTEK decided to present a complimentary webinar outlining the important variables in designing and selecting an OEM sensor for your test and measurement platform.

Join us as our Senior Application Engineer, John Schnell, outlines what to expect when designing and selecting OEM sensors. The presentation will cover the fundamentals of load and torque sensors, and provide multiple industry-specific diagrams illustrating the versatility and agility of these products. The illustrations will feature specific FUTEK OEM sensors, as well as load cells and torque sensors that can be modified to be OEM-based products.

The presentation will also cover possible instrument and software configurations. Adding electronic systems to these testing platforms can provide not only increased accuracy and precision, but can also make the platforms effective automation tools.

Key Take-Aways

  • Gain the knowledge to determine when an OEM load cell, force sensor or torque sensor is required.
  • Understand how to characterize the work environment of sensor design to achieve the best possible results.
  • Find out how a specialized sensor design team can help achieve testing goals and keep costs down.
  • Learn what questions to ask when choosing a manufacturer for your custom design.


John Schnell, Senior Application Engineer, Futek, Inc.

John Schnell has over 30 years of direct experience working with sensors that are utilized across test and measurement markets. Currently, he is a Senior Application Engineer involved in a large number of OEM ventures, serving as project manager and industry expert. As the head of FUTEK's Columbus, Ohio facility, John is also involved in the direct support of Midwest customers and the development of the company's Technical Representative Sales Team.