ETH electro-cylinder force sensors from Parker measure contact forces or overloads.

The force sensors option from Parker is a joint head with integrated force sensor an important component with respect to rotary, pivoting and tilting movements. Force measurements are more and more frequently required in those applications.

The force transducers are suitable for direct mounting on the cylinder rod. They can for example, be used to measure contact forces or overloads. Thanks to the thin film technology the swivel head force transducers are very robust and have long term stability. An integrated amplifier emits an output signal of 4 to 20 mA. The sensors conform to the EN 61326 standard for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and are sized to pick up traction/thrust forces.

FeaturesParker ETH

  • Measuring range: traction/thrust forces up to ±25 kN
  • Thin film implants (instead of conventional bonded foil strain                 gauges)
  • Integrated amplifier
  • Small temperature drift
  • High long term stability
  • High shock and vibration resistance
  • For dynamic or static measurements
  • Good repeatability
  • Simple mounting
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel version

Rear Clevis with Force Sensor In some force measurement applications, a force sensor on the cylinder rod is not possible or will affect the application’s scope. For these applications Parker has developed a special variant of the ETH cylinder so that the force sensor is integrated into the rear end of the cylinder. The advantage of this design is that the sensor cable does not move with the rod. All force sensors are configured as traction/thrust sensors. Analogue standard output signals 4 to20 mA are available. The sensors conform to the EN 61326 standard for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

FeaturesParker ETH

  • Measuring range: traction/thrust forces up to ±25 kN
  • Thin film implants (instead of conventional bonded foil strain gauges)
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel version
  • Integrated amplifier
  • Small temperature drift
  • High long term stability
  • High shock and vibration resistance
  • For dynamic or static measurements
  • Good repeatability
  • Simple mounting

The Parker ETH electro cylinder closes the gap between pneumatic and hydraulic actuators; it is suitable to replace those in many applications and simultaneously increase the reliability of the production process. Taking the costs for air and oil into consideration, in most cases an electromechanical system such as the ETH electro cylinder offers the more economical solution. Combined with a wide choice of accessories, it offers many possibilities in a wide variety of fields.

Typical areas of application

  • Material handling and feed systems
  • Wood and plastic working industry
  • Vertical actuators for loading machine tools
  • In the textile industry for tensioning / gripping textile fabrics
  • In the automotive industry for transporting and feeding components
  • Testing equipment and laboratory applications
  • Valve and flap actuation
  • Pressing
  • Packaging machinery
  • Process automation in the food and beverage industry

See the Parker video for further detail: http://video.parker.com/parker_videos/AUG/EMDE/ParkerETH/index

Micromech is the leading UK systems integrator and distributor for Parker Motion Products, for more information contact Stirling Morley on 01376 333333 or email stirling@micromech.co.uk

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