Interface recently hosted a live virtual event, Embedding Sensors in Products, where Brian Peters and Randy White detail the processes, products and uses cases for using Interface load cells, load pins, and torque transducers as a stand-alone sensor solution or a component within a product.
Interface has been providing custom engineered and manufactured solutions for more than 50 years to equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and product engineers to meet unique specifications and requirements.
Interface sensor technologies are frequently being used medical devices, machines and equipment, industrial automation robotics, material extraction and pumps, weighing and monitoring devices, vehicle production and components and more. Building any custom OEM solution to exact specifications is a team sport. Working together with Interface engineers, we partner with the customer through ever stage: Design, Test, Build and Supply.
The typical uses cases for Interface OEM Solutions include:
- Products requiring sensor technology components
- Instrumenting components
- Utilizing sensors to measure force, weight, or torque
- Managing test and measurement processes and protocols
- Precision performance requirements and testing
The entire recorded Embedding Sensors Event is available to online to watch at your convenience.
The best tip for success is to engage early with Interface. Our experts have the experience and know-how of product capabilities, applications, configurations, and a history of what works and potential risks. When getting started, details matter. Our OEM Applications Engineers will work with you to ensure we have answer to important questions, including:
- What are you measuring?
- Why are you measuring?
- What signal or connectivity is needed?
- Measurement range and potential loading conditions
- Envelope and mechanical integration
- Calibration – relative vs absolute measurement
- What are you trying to solve #1?
Be sure to watch the new ForceLeaders event to gain insights into the process, tips for success, industry use cases and the range of products available for embedding sensors into products. There are many products Interface has available that are great options for engineered-to-order and customization. These Interface products include low and high capacity load cells, compression load cells, miniature load cells and load buttons, load pins, s-type and beam load cells, sealed load cells, torque transducers, digital communication devices, multi-axis sensors and more. Several product options are discussed in detail during this informative presentation
You can watch the presentation below, where our experts discuss the following topics:
- Interface OEM Solutions
- How to Get Started
- Dialing in on Specifications and Requirements
- Process: Design, Test, Build and Supply
- Common Sensors Used for OEM
- Trends in OEM
- Applications + Uses Cases
If you have questions about how to get started or need further information about our OEM Solutions, go here. Our experts are ready to help with your exact requirements. Additional information is also available in our white paper, New Interface White Paper Highlights Turning an Active Component into a Sensor.