SENSORS: Kenneth Watkins, Application Engineer for PCB Load & Torque Inc. has released Torque Sensors - An Overview of their Design and Application. This technical paper review the basic technology of the strain gage torque sensors including structure designs, typical applications for reaction and rotary sensors and installation discussions. This paper includes an application questionnaire to help the reader determine the advantages of each type. Load Cells - An Overview of their Design and Application reviews the basic technology of the strain gage load cell including design, model classifications, and performance specifications. This paper includes typical application examples and a questionnaire to help determine specific requirements.
Specific topics discussed in both of Mr. Watkins’ papers include:
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