When it comes to deciding which force sensor is the right one for your application, HBM has the answers in its free Piezoelectric or Strain Gauge Technology webinar, which takes place on 30 June 2017 at 09:00 GMT.
When using strain gauges any elastic deformation of the measuring body is first converted to a change in strain gauge resistance, so that a Wheatstone bridge circuit electrical output signal can then be generated. By contrast, the basis of the piezoelectric effect is that crystals under compressive loading generate an electric charge that is directly proportional to the force applied. This charge is then converted to a proportional output voltage with the aid of an amplifier.
With many different sensing technologies and the endless variety of products available in the market, finding the right sensor for an application can be a daunting task. With piezoelectric and strain gauge technology being two of the measuring principles most commonly used in force measurement technology, this webinar will explain the functional principles of both types of sensor and advise on what technology is more suitable to the task at hand.
Looking at how force sensors and load cells actually work, this exciting new webinar weighs up some of the advantages associated with both technologies.
Piezoelectric sensor applications
This webinar will also look at the rise of piezoelectric sensor technology, successfully used in a variety of applications, such as medical, aerospace, nuclear instrumentation, and as a tilt sensor in consumer electronics, and discuss the inherent advantages which have resulted in the rise of this technology.
Presented by Thomas Kleckers, Product Manager of HBM Force Measurement Technology, this informative seminar has been designed to fit in with challenging time constraints, which can make attending training courses difficult.
This webinar will take a maximum of one hour and can be easily accessed at a later date or simply used as a refresher course. As an added benefit, all registered participants will receive a link to the webinar, via email, after the presentation. All HBM webinars are free of charge. However, spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Follow the link for more information and to reserve a place on the Piezoelectric or Strain Gauge technology webinar.