The BOSS series of bolt-on strain sensors from Applied Measurements provide a very cost effective solution for many high capacity weighing requirements such as on large tanks and silos, as well as finding application in overload protection systems on cranes, winches, lifts and presses.
The sensors are designed to be attached directly to steel structures and are capable of detecting tensile, compressive and bending stresses.
Utilizing the latest strain gauge technology, each sensor is manufactured from specifically selected high grade alloy steel with thermal coefficients of expansion matched to structural steel. Unlike some competitive units each sensor is temperature cycled and compensated to minimize the effects of temperature variation.
For installation, each unit is supplied with a template to which the two threaded mounting blocks are attached using high tensile bolts. The mounting blocks are welded in position and the bolt-on sensor then attached in place of the template.
The sensors are fully encapsulated to ensure complete protection from all but the very harshest of environments.