March 7, 2006
ICP® piezoelectric sensors from the Force/Torque Div. of PCB Piezotronics Inc. measure dynamic and quasistatic forces on machinery structures. The sensors' high rigidity and no moving parts make them less susceptible to fatigue or changes in sensitivity over millions of cycles.
The sensors are suitable for industrial process control and product quality assurance applications that require measurement of repetitive cycles. Upper and lower control limits are set to follow a desired force curve for the process. If the actual force curve deviates from the preset control limits, the process is shut down. This helps prevent the acceptance of nonconforming parts as finished goods.
The sensors are suitable for clinching, crimping, metal forming, pressing, punching, spot welding, stamping, and automated assembly operations.