As our 50th anniversary year wraps up, we’re excited to reflect on our rich history in business. Founded in 1968 by Ricard F. Caris, Interface has since grown out of Caris’s garage to become one of the most trusted names in the force and torque measurement industry.
In 1972, Interface became one of the first companies to open an office at the Scottsdale Industrial Airpark, where we still reside today. Today, our plant features a cutting-edge manufacturing facility, an accredited calibration laboratory, a multi-faceted machine workshop and corporate offices.
The Interface engineering team provides advanced force measurement solutions for the aerospace, automotive and vehicle, energy, industrial automation, medical and healthcare, and test and measurement industries. Interface products can measure from grams to millions of pounds in hundreds of models and physical sizes.
Over the past 50 years, our load cells and torque transducers have been used in nearly all industries, providing reliable measurements to companies like Boeing, Airbus, NASA, Ford, GM, Johnson & Johnson, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB). We maintain the highest degree of performance by managing the entire process, from design and machining, to strain gage manufacturing and assembly.
Below are highlights of Interface’s pioneering history as innovators in force measurement:1968– Entrepreneur and Engineering Designer Richard F. Caris starts Interface Inc., by making load cells in his garage.
- 1981– Caris invents the Moment Compensation Rig to ensure accurate force measurement readings.
- 1995– Interface becomes the preeminent supplier of force measurement solutions to the aerospace industry.
- 2002– Interface becomes the first company to develop a one-million-pound calibration rig, expanding force measurement capabilities from grams to millions of pounds.
- 2007– Interface builds its first Torque Calibration Rig capable of calibrating torque sensors.
- 2014– Interface manufacturers its one-millionth load cell.2015– University of Arizona dedicates newly-renamed Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab following a $20 million transformational gift to support the UA’s construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope.2018– Interface celebrates 50 years of developing innovative force measurement solutions for customers worldwide.
- 2018 – Interface launches revolutionary AxialTQ, a fully customizable torque measurement device designed to use simultaneous analog and digital outputs for real-time control and data collection.
Interface’s headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, currently features a cutting-edge manufacturing facility, an accredited calibration laboratory, a multi-faceted machine workshop and corporate offices. To learn more about the world leader in force measurement solutions, visit https://www.interfaceforce.com.