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Case Study - Force-Sensing Prosthetic Fingers

Posted by Peter Bermudez on Feb 20, 2019 10:35:22 AM

Sensing Systems and Micro-Measurements, a worldwide leader in strain gage technology, jointly published a case study discussing a collaborative project between Sensing Systems, the Department of Defense, and various medical schools. This project would not have been possible without the technological capabilities of Micro-Measurements' strain gage product line.


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Topics: Load Cells, Sensor Design, Strain Gaging, Medical Industry

Submersible and Underwater Load Cells and Torque Sensors for Marine Applications

Posted by Peter Bermudez on Feb 12, 2016 10:31:05 AM

Sensing Systems manufactures submersible load cells and torque sensors for all marine applications and requirements. We have pioneered underwater sensing technologies and can adapt any of our standard load cell or torque sensor designs to function in marine environments. We also offer standard underwater load cells and torque sensors across all measurement ranges that are capable of operating in up to 7,000 feet underwater, or 3,000 psi. All standard load cell geometries - S-Beam, Shear Pin, Pancake, etc. can be made to operate in underwater environments as marine load cells.

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Topics: Load Cells, Torque Sensors, Marine Application

Fully Custom Load Cells and Torque Sensors

Posted by Peter Bermudez on Jan 29, 2016 4:36:39 PM

When space, cost, and performance are critical, an existing part can be redesigned to operate as a load cell or torque sensor within an existing system or test setup requirement.

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Topics: Load Cells, Sensor Design, Torque Sensors

High Capacity Load Cells: One Million Pounds and Higher

Posted by Sensing Systems on Dec 31, 2015 12:00:57 PM

Question: What do the following force measurement applications have in common?

  • Concrete batch plants.
  • Destructive and non-destructive testing in laboratories.
  • Pile testing.
  • Mooring testing.
  • Rolling mills.
  • Monitoring bridge loads.
  • Earthquake induced loads.
  • Power plant foundation loads.
  • Mine shaft roof simulations.
  • Impact testing.
  • Hopper tanks/bins.
  • Aerospace/rockets.

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Topics: Load Cells

Grasping the Future: Using Triaxial Sensors for Grasping Devices

Posted by Ricardo Bermudez on Dec 30, 2015 3:28:26 PM

Controlling a prosthetic arm naturally and with dexterity has long been a goal of the medical community. Previous prosthetics had only two sensors which limited their ability to open and close the hand. Lack of mobility is a serious challenge for a tool designed to grasp and manipulate. With the most recent technological development from Sensing Systems, however, all that has changed.Sensing Systems Corporation successfully developed tri-axial fingertip sensors that have been placed in bionic arms and are controlled by the user’s brain. These sensors are attached to the patient’s nerve endings and dedicated electronics that transmit electrical signals to and from the brain, commanding the artificial limb to move in a more natural life-like manner while restoring the user’s sense of touch. These revolutionary fingertip sensors also have applications beyond prosthesis.

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Topics: Load Cells, Sensor Design, Automotive Application, Medical Industry