Get Acquainted with Interface’s Expanding Line of Multi-Axis Sensors

The ability to measure multiple axes with a single force and torque measurement sensor has opened a new world of valuable data for product designers, testing labs, engineers, and manufacturers. Multiple points of reference data from high-accuracy multi-axis sensors provide critical details for improving product efficiency, quality, and safety.

These multi-axis force measurement sensors are designed to simultaneously measure multiple forces and moments with a single load cell sensor. The sensors provide multiple bridges that precisely measure the applied force from one direction with little or no crosstalk from the force or moment.

Interface offers 2-axis, 3-axis, 6-axis, and axial torsion load cells and transducers, providing a single device with the ultimate advanced measurement capabilities. For example, with 3-axis sensors, users can measure forces simultaneously in three mutually perpendicular axes; with 6-axis load cells, they can also measure torque around those axes.

Review the range of Interface Multi-Axis Sensors in our product family overview video. Check back frequently to our multi-axis sensor line, as it is one of the fastest-growing product families we offer today.

TIP: Use the Interface Multi-Axis Sensor Selection Guide to review the various options and features.

Data from multi-axis sensors benefits a wide range of test and measurement applications because it provides a clearer picture of the effects of force at multiple locations. Sometimes, having all that test data is more of a necessity than just a bonus.

Multi-axis sensors can provide several benefits for robotics, as they accurately measure the robot’s position, orientation, and movement. Some ways that robots benefit from multi-axis sensors include improved accuracy, enhanced safety, greater flexibility, and faster response time. Check out Using Multi-Axis Sensors to Bring Robotics to Life.


Radiosurgery is a medical procedure that uses targeted radiation to remove cancerous tumors or masses in the body. Radiosurgery robots are used to target theses abnormalities and deliver radiation through a minimally invasive way, with high precision and accuracy. Interface’s 6A40A 6-Axis Load Cell can be installed at the joints of the radiosurgery robot. The force and torque exerted must be monitored to ensure each joint can handle the precise movements and loads without failing. These results can be logged, displayed, and measured when connected to Interface’s BX8-HD44 BlueDAQ Series Data Acquisition System with included BlueDAQ software.

Friction Testing Machine

A testing laboratory was looking to replace two single-axis load cells used in their friction testing machine with one sensor that simultaneously measured the force on the x, y, and z axes. Interface’s 3A60 3-Axis load cell was installed on their existing machine with an Interface BSC4D-USB Multi-Channel PC Interface hooked directly to a PC laptop to monitor and log the data in real time. The testing laboratory simplified its sensor setup and improved data collection, creating more value for its end customers.

Pickleball Racket Core Assembly

A pickleball manufacturing company needed a force sensor during their assembly process. They needed to measure the right amount of force it takes to press their pickleball racket core together with materials made of aluminum, polymer, Nomex, carbon fiber, fiberglass, foam, and more. Interface suggested installing its 3AXX 3-Axis Force Load Cell into the industrial press machine where the pickleball racket’s materials are pressed together. When connected to WTS-AM-1E Wireless Strain Bridge Transmitter Modules, wireless results were transmitted to the customer’s computer through the WTS-BS-6 Wireless Telemetry Dongle Base Station with supplied Log100 Software, or using the WTS-BS-1-HA Wireless Handheld Display for Multiple Transmitters. Using this solution, the customer determined the different amounts of force it took to assemble their pickleball racket core during manufacturing.

Planetary Sample Collecting

As space exploration continues to grow and evolve, more robotic systems are created to collect samples of objects and materials on planetary surfaces. Robotic arms with sampling tools must be tested for scooping, drilling, and collecting samples. Interface’s Model 6A40 6-Axis Load Cell can be installed between the flange and the sample collecting tool. When connected to the BX8-HD44 Data Acquisition, the customer can receive force and torque measurements when connected to their control system using BlueDAQ software.

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1216 2-Axis Axial Torsion Load Cell

1516 2-Axis Axial Torsion Load Cell

2816 2-Axis Axial Torsion Load Cell

3A Series 3-Axis Force Load Cells

3A40 3-Axis Load Cell

3AR Series Round 3-Axis Load Cells

5200XYZ 3-Axis Force Moment Load Cell

5600 2-Axis Axial Torsion Load Cell

6A Series 6-Axis High Capacity Load Cells – Fx Fy Fz Mx My Mz

6A Series 6-Axis Standard Capacity Load Cells – Fx Fy Fz Mx My Mz

6ADF Series 6-Axis DIN Flange-Type Load Cells

AT101 2-Axis Axial Torsion Load Cell

AT102 2-Axis Axial Torsion Load Cell

AT103 2-Axis Axial Torsion Load Cell

AT104 Compact Size Force and Torque Sensor

AT105 Contactless Force and Torque Sensor

TXY 2-Axis Force Load Cell

Multi-axis sensors are dramatically expanding data accessibility in test and monitoring applications. Interface is the leading provider of high-accuracy, quality multi-axis sensors, instrumentation, load cells, and accessories. Do you have questions about how multi-axis sensors can work with your specific application? Contact our expert engineers.  We are ready to answer all your questions.


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