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Force Sensor

Bokams award winning signal and multi-axis force sensors and systems are based on a unique proprietary TECHNOLOGY and patented designs that allow for the embedding of strain sensitive materials directly into the surface of the diaphragm or beams.

The resulting sensitized area act like a strain gage but a significantly higher output and without the delimitations and drift issues found in conventional strain gage applications. In most sensor designs multiple strain sensitive areas are created simultaneously in order to form either a full or a half bridge configuration.

The resulting sensors can be configured in various mechanical shapes and sizes based on application specific parameters and requirements.

The sensors come un-amplified with a mili-volt level signal or with standalone electronics board that provide both analog and/or digital signals per customer requests.

Based on this technology Bokam has created an entire line of single axis and multi axis force sensors and pressure sensors with both standard and custom packages available.

  • Pressure and Diaphragms

  • Two and Three Axis Force Sensors

  • Miniature One and Two Axis

Single Axis Standard

Bokams award winning force measurement product line consists of a solid stainless steel sensor body/diaphragm and an elaborate miniature network of conductive steel imbedded strain sensitive materials arranged in a full bridge architecture with each axis having its own bridge network. Unlike conventional strain gauge based designs these products are based on Bokams proprietary technology that allows us to embed the strain sensitive materials onto the steel surface without the use of organic materials such as epoxies. The construction of the sensors is such that it is by its design sealed from the environment and the only surface that comes in contact with the outside works is the stainless steel surface itself.

The strain sensitive materials on the back of the sensors are capable of detecting micro strains in the material surface and resolve the applied force into distinct multiple outputs proportional to the X, Y and Z component of the force vectors. The elastic nature of the steel surface and the absence of a bond or glue line between the strain sensitive materials and stainless steel surface yield a virtually indestructible device that does not require re-calibration for the life of the OEM system after initial installation. Several standard and custom versions are available. Contact the factory for size, interface information, and various force range options. Even though the sensing elements are stiff and do not contribute any deflection to the OEM system, a spring element can be added to the sensors to convert motion or position information into a force measurement. In this way systems that have slight movement can still be measured and instrumented.

Beam and One Axis Force Sensors

Multi Axis Standard

Bokams award winning force measurement product line consists of a solid stainless steel sensor body/diaphragm and an elaborate miniature network of conductive steel imbedded strain sensitive materials arranged in a full bridge architecture with each axis having its own bridge network. Unlike conventional strain gauge based designs these products are based on Bokams proprietary technology that allows us to embed the strain sensitive materials onto the steel surface without the use of organic materials such as epoxies. The construction of the sensors is such that it is by its design sealed from the environment and the only surface that comes in contact with the outside works is the stainless steel surface itself.

The strain sensitive materials on the back of the sensors are capable of detecting micro strains in the material surface and resolve the applied force into distinct multiple outputs proportional to the X, Y and Z component of the force vectors.

The elastic nature of the steel surface and the absence of a bond or glue line between the strain sensitive materials and stainless steel surface yield a virtually indestructible device that does not require re-calibration for the life of the OEM system after initial installation.

Two and Three Axis Force Sensors

Several standard and custom versions are available

DX-480 Series: Two and three axis sensors with a two (2) inch outer diameter and central tapped stylus interface. These sensors range in force ranges depending on thickness. Contact factory or your local Bokam rep for sizes, interface drawings, and load ranges

DX-46x Series: Two and three axis sensors with a 1 1/8 " outer diameter and central tapped stylus interface. These sensors are designed for lower force ranges then the DX-480 series. The load range depend on the thickness of the sensor and the length of the post used to transmit the force. Contact factory or your local Bokam rep for sizes, interface drawings, and load ranges.

Miniature Series: Various one, two, and three axis force sensors in size under ¾" OD.

Even though the sensing elements are stiff and do not contribute any deflection to the OEM system a spring element can be added to the sensors to convert motion or position information into a force measurement. In this way systems that have slight movement can still be measured and instrumented.

Pressure

Bokams award winning force measurement product line consists of a solid stainless steel sensor body/diaphragm and an elaborate miniature network of conductive steel imbedded strain sensitive materials arranged in a full bridge architecture with each axis having its own bridge network. Unlike conventional strain gauge based designs these products are based on Bokams proprietary technology that allows us to embed the strain sensitive materials onto the steel surface without the use of organic materials such as epoxies. The construction of the sensors is such that it is by its design sealed from the environments and the only surface that comes in contact with the outside works is the stainless steel surface itself.

  • Pressure Sensors

  • Pressure Sensor Diaphragms

Several standard and custom versions are available.

Due to the high gage factor produced by Bokams strain measurement method the pressure sensors can be used without amplification while maintaining a high mV level signal at temperatures up to 500F.

Both fully integrated sensors with and without amplification are available along with custom diaphragms and pressure fittings.

Contact the factory for standard and custom design diaphragms and fully integrated sensors.

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