An Automotive Seat Manufacturer was conducting durability testing on their seats. During testing, the customer was consistently overloading and replacing their single-axis load cells. After a thorough inspection, it was discovered that this was due to bending moments that had never been quantified.
An Interface 6A68C 6-Axis load cell was installed in their existing test machine. The 6-Axis Sensor was intentionally oversized allowing the customer to measure the unidentified bending moments while preventing any damage to the 6-Axis Sensor. A BX8 was used to graph, log, & store the data collected at the sensor.
- The customer was able to identify previously unknown bending moments, permitting them to choose how they would like to proceed with testing.
- Select a more appropriate single-axis load cell capacity, capable of withstanding the entire combined loads; including the bending moment.
- Continue using a 6-Axis Sensor to take measurements.
- Redesign their testing fixture to eliminate bending moment.