Our Shear Pin Load Cells and Draw Wire Sensors Deliver Flawless Results in Sub-Zero Temperatures

Applied Measurements were contacted by Victoria University of Wellington to provide reliable and accurate equipment that could operate in the sub-zero temperatures of the Antarctic. Using Applied Measurements’ two customised DBEP shear pin load cells, a WS12 draw wire sensor and four intuitive2 displays, the RICE team were able to successfully extract a 763m deep ice core from an ice cap on Roosevelt Island.

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Applied Measurements’ Displacement Transducers Make Tracks Through Turkey

Applied Measurements were asked to design a bespoke bridge monitoring system for Turkey’s new rail tunnel – The Marmaray Project. We created a bespoke bridge monitoring system using 3 off 50mm AML/SGD displacement transducers, forming a triaxial measurement of each joint. The AML/SGD series of displacement transducers utilise strain gauge technology to convert the linear movement of the joints within the tunnel into an analogue electrical signal. The AML/SGD series of displacement transducers were chosen for their excellent accuracy (0.1%), coupled with their high resolution and long-term stability, making them a perfect transducer for The Marmaray Project.

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Load Pins and Position Sensors used for Antarctic Research

Applied Measurements needed to design and manufacture a pair of custom load pins for the university that could compensate for temperatures as low as -30degC. The load pin also had a built in ICA4S amplifier that could give a 4-20mA output for them to use to monitor the drilling forces.

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Digital Multi-Channel Displacement Measurement System Replaces Dial Gauges

Applied Measurements were approached and asked to manufacture a 3-channel digital displacement measurement system to replace an ageing and difficult-to-monitor mechanical system based on dial gauges.  The result was a neat, user-friendly, high accuracy system based on a strain gauge sensing principle and coupled with the very latest digital indication technology, all delivered within 2 weeks and backed up by an expert team of engineers. The basis for the system was the strain gauge-based AML/SGD displacement sensor that has been designed specifically to offer high resolution and accuracy in applications where the more conventional choice a LVDT or potentiometer type sensor does not offer sufficiently precise performance. In this instance a 10mm version of the AML/SGD was calibrated over a […]

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