January 2022 Newsletter
Last month we reflected on the trends we saw in 2021, including top product interests of the past year. This month, we want to share our predictions based on demands and customer requests, along with Interface’s Viewpoint on Market Trends for 2022 And Beyond.
Interface experts weighed in to share how we are preparing to address market changes and developments, while continuing to serve our current customer requirements with our existing product lines of load cells, torque transducers, instrumentation, accessories and more.
WHAT’S TRENDING IN 2022
Trend #1 – Big Data Continues to Rule Product Design and Test
Interface is responding to our customer’s demand for more data. The innovations in multi-axis sensors provide more force data. Interface offers a wide variety of multi-axis sensors including 2, 3 and 6-axis sensors and specialized instrumentation, like the new BX6.
Trend #2 – New Advancements in Strain Gages
Strain gages are the heart of any measurement device, which is why Interface uses proprietary strain gages for all products we manufacture. When high-volume products require custom sensors without breaking the budget, Interface deploys our expertise in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and metallurgy to deliver. Read more about strain
Trend #3 – Growing Demand for Wireless Solutions
Applications today often require highly accurate wireless measurement solutions. Wireless systems simplify the integration process and create a cleaner, safer test environment with less wiring. Wireless communication is vital to advanced manufacturing and designing smart products.
Trend #4 – Faster, More Efficient Calibration Services
Innovation and testing demands slow down for no one, which requires regular maintenance and servicing of your equipment. Interface recommends annual calibration services to ensure products are performing as designed. Interface is investing heavily in people and technology to meet our promise of expeditious turnaround times for calibration services. Read more about calibration here.
Trend #5 – Complete Systems
Interface continues to expand our systems product mix to include sensors, advanced instrumentation, accessories with unique housing. Our solution engineers partner with you to understand the application and requirements in building systems.
EXPLORING POSSIBILITIES WITH EMBEDDED SENSORS
You still have time to register for the upcoming ForceLeaders virtual event, Embedding Sensors in Products, taking place live on Thursday, February 3. We will explore the phases and important considerations when using Interface sensors as part of a product or to activate components.
Join us as delve into designing, engineering, and building uniquely made sensors that are embedded into equipment, machines, consumer goods, larger components, and other manufactured goods. Don’t miss out. Register today!
DEEPER DIVE ON INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS
One thing is for certain, there is no shortage of imagination in how Interface products can be used in test and measurement. Every week we get new requests that highlight the engineering prowess and innovation that is taking place across all industries.
A capability for our products that has garnered a lot of attention lately is submersibles. Though they are more commonly used for applications related to maritime, it is an area we are seeing more requests by civil engineers for infrastructure projects, as well as products exposed to harsh environments. This also includes growing demands for products used
WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
Keep an eye on our Interface trade show and events listings. We will be exhibiting at several events in 2022, including Auto Test Expo, NSCLI, Space Tech and more.
Six ForceLeaders virtual events are planned for 2022. The first, Embedding Sensors into Products, is February 3. Advancements in Instrumentation is planned for March 17. We post new and recorded webinars here.
We’ve refreshed a popular technical white paper and posted a new blog about shunt calibration. Check it out!
Read our recent Faces of Interface interview with CFO Jason Fairfield now online.
Let us know the project and force measurement testing plans you have in 2022, we are ready to support you.
Your Interface Team