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Why Choose a Single Point Impact Cell?

A single point impact load cell (SPI) is a sensor that measures the impact force or load accurately applied to the force or weight exerted on a single point. SPI load cells offer precise and reliable measurements of impact forces or loads, making them valuable tools in various industries and applications.

SPI load cells are used in various industries where precise measurement of impact forces or loads at a single point is required. Here are four common use cases:

  • Material Testing: SPI load cells measure the impact resistance and mechanical properties of materials such as metals, plastics, composites, and rubber. These load cells are employed in impact testing machines to accurately measure the force exerted during impact tests, fracture toughness tests, and other mechanical tests on materials. Most product designers heavily rely on material testing for early-stage concepts to final-stage production.
  • Packaging and Filling Machinery: SPI load cells are utilized in packaging and filling machinery to ensure accurate container filling. These load cells measure the force exerted by the product as it is dispensed into containers, allowing precise control of filling volumes and ensuring consistency in product packaging. It is a way to eliminate waste.
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics: SPI load cells play a vital role in industrial automation and robotics applications, where precise force measurement is necessary for tasks such as material handling, assembly, and quality control. These load cells are integrated into robotic grippers, end-effectors, and assembly fixtures to monitor and control the forces exerted during robotic operations, ensuring accurate and reliable performance.

These are just a few examples of the diverse applications of SPI load cells across industries. Their ability to provide precise measurements of impact forces or loads at a single point makes them invaluable tools in various industrial processes and testing procedures.

Although the SPI resembles what is sometimes referred to as weigh pan cells, the single point impact cell was specifically designed to have greater than normal deflection at full scale to provide for the addition of stops to protect the cell against compression overloads. This was necessary because the usual deflection of 0.001 inch to 0.006 inch of most load cells is too small to adjust an external stop to protect the load cell accurately.

NOTE: A weigh pan cell, also known as a weigh module or load cell assembly, is a type of sensor system used for accurately measuring the weight or mass of objects placed on a platform or pan. It typically consists of one or more load cells mounted within a housing or frame structure. See more about SPIs in our Load Cell Field Guide.

SPI Low Capacity Platform Scale Load CellThe SPI Low Capacity Platform Scale Load Cell is designed to be a high-precision platform load cell. This product is compensated for off-center loading and is available in capacities ranging from 3 to 15 lbf (13.34 to 66.72 N).

Interface SPI cells with capacities of 3 lbf, 7.5 lbf, and 15 lbf contain their internal compression overload stop, which is adjusted at the factory to protect the cell up to four times the rated capacity. These cells have an additional bar under the lower surface to provide a mount for the internal compression stop screw.

The center bar, containing the gages, is a bending beam. It is supported by the outer frame containing four thin flexure points, two on the top and two on the bottom, to provide mechanical strength for side and moment loads. This construction provides the superior moment canceling capability of the SPI, which ensures a consistent weight indication anywhere within the weigh pan size limits.

The SPI High Capacity Platform Scale Load Cell is a high-precision sensor. This product is compensated for off-center loading and is available in capacities ranging from 25 to 150 lbf (111.2 to 667.2 N). These SPI load cells can be protected by placing hard stops under the corners of a weigh pan to catch the pan before excessive deflection damages the SPI cell.

Interface’s popular miniature MBI Overload Protected Miniature Beam Load Cell is a compact-sized SPI. The MBI has better resistance to off-axis loads than similar load cells and is fatigue-rated. This product has capacities from 2 to 10 lbf (10 to 50 N).

Reasons Why You Might Choose Single Point Impact Load Cells

  1. Precise Measurements – SPI load cells are designed to measure impact forces or loads exerted on a single point accurately and precisely. This precision is crucial in applications requiring precise force measurement for quality control, safety, or compliance reasons.
  2. Versatility – SPI load cells can be used in various industries, including material testing, impact testing, product durability testing, and process control. Their versatility makes them suitable for diverse applications requiring precise force measurement.
  3. Compact Design – SPI load cells are typically compact and lightweight, making them easily integrated into different systems and applications. Their small form factor allows for flexible installation and minimizes space requirements.
  4. Durability – SPI load cells are often constructed from robust materials such as stainless steel or aluminum, ensuring durability and reliability even in harsh operating environments. They are designed to withstand impact forces, vibrations, and other challenging conditions encountered in industrial settings.
  5. Cost-Effectiveness – Despite their high precision and performance capabilities, SPI load cells are often cost-effective compared to other load cells, making them a cost-efficient solution for many applications.

SPI load cells are often used in industrial settings for applications such as materials testing, impact testing, product durability testing, and quality control processes where the force exerted at a single point needs to be accurately measured. They are also utilized in various machinery and equipment to monitor loads and ensure safe operation. The SPI is popular with universities and test labs due to its precision and ruggedness.

If you are exploring single point impact cells, contact Interface application engineers to see how we can help you with your project or program.

Force Measurement Sensors are Essential to Modern Industrial Machinery

 

Industrial machinery plays a vital role in the global economy. It helps to improve productivity and efficiency, and it is essential to produce many of the goods we rely on daily.

Industrial machinery use cases range from equipment used in manufacturing and construction to transportation and robotics. Force measurement sensors and instrumentation play a critical role in ensuring industrial machinery’s safe and efficient operation.

Interface sensor technologies, including our load cells and multi-axis sensors, provide critical data for various machinery designs and functions. Interface analog and digital instrumentation products are available to amplify, condition, and display the signals from force measurement sensors.

The accuracy of force, torque, and weight measurements guide industrial machinery’s design and performance mechanisms.

What types of industrial machinery are using Interface measurement products today?

  • Machine tools used for grinding, drills, and lathes
  • Fabrication apparatus used for bending, shearing, and welding
  • Assembly equipment for production environments that include conveyor belts, robotic arms, and picking devices
  • Testing, quality control, and safety inspection equipment
  • Heavy equipment operational controllers for forklifts, cranes, and hoisting gear
  • Construction machinery such as loaders, bulldozers, and lifts

Industrial machinery is prevalent in manufacturing vehicles, aircraft, consumer goods, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Heavy-duty machinery is standard in energy production, mining, forestry, agriculture, and transportation.

The machines’ quality heavily depends on the accuracy of measurements used in the initial design, retrofitting, production, and practice. Interface products provide the products that enable machines to operate at peak performance safely and efficiently. Learn more in our new Interface Industrial Machinery Solutions, a part of Industrial Automation market offerings.

How Interface Measurement Solutions Used in Industrial Machinery

Machine Safety Monitoring

Interface products are used for monitoring the performance of machines and for management in sensing potential problems before they cause a failure. Interface measurement technologies are used in construction machinery to enable operators to gauge the force applied to materials, preventing overexertion and potential damage. Read Interface Solutions for Safety and Regulation Testing and Monitoring

Heavy Machinery and Lifting Equipment

In material handling equipment, force sensors help prevent accidents and injuries. Interface load cells, including load pins and shackles, monitor loads, weight, and distribution. Learn more about lifting solutions in our Engineered Solutions for Lifting Webinar.

Manufacturing and Production Machines

Manufacturers rely on Interface sensor solutions in industrial machines such as injection molding machines to monitor the force applied to the mold or how they are used in machines to ensure correct product packaging. The efficiency of machines is enhanced by correctly measuring the forces applied during different operations. Force sensors help ensure products are assembled correctly and within tolerance on production lines.

Industrial Automation Machines and Robotics

Interface sensors in industrial machines such as robots allow for more precise and delicate tasks that measure force at touch and throughout the entire operation. In machine tools, load cells assist in monitoring cutting forces and prevent damage to tools and workpieces. In robotic arms and automated assembly lines, force sensors provide precise force application during welding, riveting, and material handling.

Benefits of Using Interface Products in Industrial Machinery

  • Improved safety: Load cells can help prevent accidents and injuries by monitoring the weight and distribution of loads and ensuring that machines operate correctly.
  • Increased productivity: Force measurement sensors can help improve machines’ efficiency by optimizing the force applied during different operations. Force measurement sensors can help reduce machine downtime and enhance the quality of products with accurate data, helping to make intelligent decisions.
  • Reduced waste and operating costs: Measurement devices can help to reduce costs by preventing machine failures and improving the quality of products.

Force measurement sensors and instrumentation are essential components of modern industrial machinery. They ensure the safe, efficient, and productive operation of these machines. Contact Interface application engineers to evaluate the best sensor technologies for your specific test and measurement pe failures and improving the quality of products.

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Engineered Solutions for Lifting Webinar

Interface’s technical webinar Engineered Solutions for Lifting details measurement devices used in lifting equipment, machines, and vehicles to improve operations and safety. Interface load cells and instrumentation are used to operate cranes, hoist heavy objects, and measure forces in infrastructure projects. Interface experts answer how load cells are used in safety monitoring for lifting equipment. Learn about Interface sensor products suited for integration into existing equipment and test and measurement projects.

Industry 5.0 and the Role of Force Measurement

The next industrial revolution is coined Industry 5.0. The fifth wave of significant advancement comes on the heels of Industry 4.0, which focused on efficiency and productivity enhancements. The next revolution in our midst is heavily dependent on data, sensors, and enablement tools used for industrial automation. Of course, that means sensor solutions from Interface are perfectly aligned in facilitating the next advancements.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and other smart-enabled technologies are at the heart of Industry 5.0. To further automate and optimize production processes, there is a strong emphasis on human-centricity, sustainability, and resilience. Interface is working with industry leaders, integrators, and innovators to provide advanced sensor technologies that will support the adoption of Industry 5.0 products, with all the benefits of optimization and reliability.

One of the challenges in the design and implementation of Industry 5.0 solutions is interconnectivity. To maximize the connectivity between humans and machines, the equipment needs to be tested and monitored utilizing different sensors for adoption, efficiency and dependability. The use of robotics, AI, and other smart technologies are leading to sustainability in industrial and manufacturing facilities. This requires measurement data that is accurate and easily retained for continuous improvements. Learn more in our case study: Advancements in Robotics and Cobots Using Interface Sensors.

Wireless Enabled Force Measurement

The use of wireless and Bluetooth technologies is common for facilitating the connection between sensors and data analysis used in defining how these technologies are used in manufacturing and industrial environments. Using wireless load cells with wireless digital instrumentation, data is used for real-time adjustments and performance monitoring. This is particularly important in managing environmental worker safety working in collaboration with advanced machines and robots. Check out our WTS and BTS solutions for more options.

For robotics in particular, free range of motions is particularly important. This is standard in future use, especially as manufacturers grow in dependency in advanced robotics use cases across the manufacturing continuum. To test advanced robotics and accurate movement for different axes, multi-axis sensors are a smart choice due to their capabilities in simultaneously measuring 2, 3, and 6 axes at a time. These sensors are paired with data acquisition systems like our BX8 Data Acquisition System for Multi-Axis Sensors to fully utilize the depth of measurement data for better decisions.

We also help to enable automation across the production line. Our products test the quality, durability and accuracy in performance of machines and other equipment used for various functions across the line. This includes cases of using miniature load cells in equipment that rely on exact force to press a design on a fragile consumable, to verifying accuracy of intricately machined parts using multi-axis sensors for production lines. We have provided sensors for industrial automation solutions to thousands of customers using standard and custom application-specific sensors.

Industry 5.0 Applications Using Interface Solutions

Included below are a few Industry 5.0 applications in which Interface solutions have been used to test or monitor equipment.

Cobot Safety Programming

Collaborative robots, what are termed as cobots, are an Industry 5.0 advancement used in many manufacturing operations. With product testing and design enhancements based on sensor data, protective cages or fences are no longer needed for safety purposes. However, safety testing is required to ensure humans and robots can work alongside each other. For this application, Interface suggests using four 3A40 3-Axis Load Cells (creating one 6-Axis Force Plate) installed between two metal plates at the base of the cobot. In addition to installing the multi-axis force plate under the cobot, we also suggest using two ConvexBT Load Button Load Cells in the pinchers of the cobot. If a human were to knock into the cobot, or have a limb stuck in the pincher, the cobot would sense the amount of force measured from the load cells and be programmed to stop immediately. Our BX8-HD44 BlueDAQ Series Data Acquisition System for Multi-Axis Sensors with Lab Enclosure is used to gather measurements and report back in real-time for monitoring.

 

6-Axis Force Plate Robotic Arm for Worker Safety

A customer wanted to measure the reaction forces of their robotic arm for safety purposes. The reaction loads occurred at the robotic arm’s base; therefore, they needed a force measurement system at the base of the robotic arm. Interface suggested using their force plate option to install at the base of the robotic arm. Four 3-Axis Force Load Cells are installed between two force plates, then installed at the bottom of the arm. This creates one large 6-Axis Force Plate. The sensors force data is recorded and displayed through the two BX8 Multi-Channel Bridge Amplifier and Data Acquisition Systems onto the customer’s computer. Interface’s 6-Axis Force Plate was able to successfully measure the reaction forces of the customer’s robotic arm while in action next to collaborating workers.

Commercial Food Processing for Efficiency

A food processing plant wanted accurate results of their in-motion check weigher when food is weighted and processed down the belt. They wanted to ensure production line efficiency and food quality. The customer also wanted real-time results of their food being weighed, and a load cell that could endure the food industry’s grubby environment. Multiple of Interface’s SPI High Capacity Platform Scale Load Cells were installed in the customer’s in-motion check weigher at the specific points where the food is weighed on the belt. The SPI High Capacity Platform Scale Load Cells delivered precise weighing results. When connected to the 920i Programmable Weight Indicator and Controller, it gave the customer real time results of the weight of the food being processed. Using this solution, the customer got precise weighing results in real-time of the food being processed on their in-motion check weigher. They were also able to view all the load cells in use simultaneously with Interface’s instrumentation.

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There are many projected benefits of the next industrial revolution, Industry 5.0. Staying at the forefront in providing useable and sustainable sensor solutions is a key focus of Interface. We look forward to supporting those that are driving the changes and adoptions for numerous benefits, primarily those targeting:

  • Increased productivity by automating tasks and optimizing production processes.
  • Improved quality of products by using advanced technologies to monitor and control production processes.
  • New products and services by using advanced technologies to create more personalized and customized products that work in collaboration, like cobots.
  • Utilizing collaborative machines and tools to reduce reliance of humans for repetitive and dangerous tasks.

Each of these  benefits can be accelerated in design, testing, and implementation with the use of high-accuracy force measurement solutions. Industry 5.0 is upon us and Interface has the expertise and experience to help in adoption and utiliziation. To learn more about our work in automation, robotics and more, go to Industrial Automation

Advancement in Robotics and Cobots Using Interface Sensors Case Study

Taking Measure of Miniature Load Cells Webinar

Interface force measurement engineers and solution experts host an online discussion focused on products used to withstand one or more conditions related to temperature, cycling, moisture, environmental stresses. Learn about Interface’s stainless steel load cells, environmentally sealed options, submersible test and measurement products, enclosures, wireless capabilities, load pins, intrinsically safe products. We detail solutions used for all types of applications used in industries that include medical device, aerospace and defense, industrial automation, infrastructure, maritime and general test & measurement. We discuss sensors models, capabilities, features and FAQs. We dive into use cases, tips, measurement know-how and OEM products.

Weighing Your Options Webinar

Interface force measurement experts detail solutions used for all types of weighing and lifting applications. We discuss sensor models, capabilities, features and tips using various load cells, load pins, shackles, tension links, weighcheck systems and instrumentation. Learn about use cases, FAQs, measurement applications, options for harsh environments and OEM products. If you are exploring quality measurement solutions that provide high accuracy and reliability for scales, cranes, lifting equipment or tools, join us.

Interface Airplane Static Testing Case Study

Interface is a preferred supplier of precision force measurement solutions for the aerospace industry and our products are frequently used to help perform critical testing on all types of commercial, industrial, and military aeronautical vehicles.

During the engineering and manufacturing of all types of aircraft, static testing is commonly used to validate designs and components, measure assembly and affirm performance and regulatory requirements. Accuracy and reliability of any type of sensor and instrumentation used during these tests is vital to the testing programs and ensures the safety for pilots, passengers and the public at large when these vehicles take flight.

What is a static test?

Static testing is a type of structural test which allows engineers to analyze an aircraft’s structural integrity while grounded. This is a useful part of the testing process before taking flight, which helps speed up the certification process as it does not require a completed and fully functional aircraft through the entire manufacturing process for aerospace vehicles.

How does Interface place a role in static testing for aircraft?

Our force measurement solutions such as precision load cells and torque transducers play an important role in static testing as force analysis results are used in nearly all structural tests. Interface manufacturers both off-the-shelf and custom solutions that are used by leading part and aircraft manufacturers. These sensor products are used on a static test stand to test frame structure integrity, endurance, and life cycles, with the goal generally being to validate aircraft design and ensure specified criteria are met. The strict accuracy is necessary because in aerospace, every micrometer and gram make a difference in both the performance and safety of an aircraft design.

Static Testing Applications for Airplane Jacking System and Jet Engine Thrust Tests

In the new Airplane Static Testing case study, we have detailed two application examples and how Interface products are specifically used in in static testing of aircraft. These examples demonstrate how our products are applied and utilized for testing an airplane jacking system and provide a solution for a jet engine thrust test.

In the airplane jacking system static testing application, our WTS 1200 LowProfile® Wireless Load Cells are placed on jack points measuring weights and forces on an aircraft. Our advanced Wireless Telemetry System provided instrumentation to capture real-time data, such as the individual load cells attached to each jack point, or any set alarms that may go off if it has exceeded a certain amount of force.

For the jet engine thrust static testing, Interface’s 1000 High Capacity Fatigue-Rated LowProfile™ Load Cell was best suited for this static testing. The load cell reacted to the thrust forces produced by the jet engine and the signals were collected and recorded to create a “thrust curve” of the engine.

To read the Airplane Static Test case study it in full, go here.

To learn more about the many ways Interface can serve the aerospace industry with premium force products and total solutions, watch this video to see the types of products we supply for static and other test and measurement programs in this industry.

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Industry Leader in Test and Measurement

Interface was founded as a supplier of cutting-edge test and measurement industry solutions in 1968. It’s in our DNA and fundamental to what we’ve been engineering, manufacturing and selling for more than five decades. What started out as first to market with a pancake-style LowProfile load cell, has expanded into a broad mix of world-class test and measurement products and calibration services that enable T&M professionals full access to complete systems, from sensors to instrumentation.

Our mix of load cells, torque transducers, multi-axis sensors, calibration systems and other force measurement solutions allow engineers, product designers and manufacturers access to industry-leading testing devices that provide the most accurate and reliable data possible.

Whether that is testing the torque when applying a screw via robotics or verifying touch screen force for the latest 5G consumer hand-held device, we provide the sensors that test the machines, tools, and actual products before and in-market.

Interface is steadfast in ensuring the test and measurement professionals have more than quality sensors. We also provide T&M solutions to maintain and service testing equipment and devices used in labs and facilities throughout the world. The range of products we offer are from standard precision use to calibration-grade. Whether we are supplying our 1800 Platinum Standard Load Cell or a Verification Load Frame, Interface supports all types of T&M pros. Or as we like to call them, ForceLeaders.

Test and measurement use cases are growing due to the demands for miniature load cells, more data for intelligence gathering and automation functionality.  It is estimated that more than $27B is spent in the production of test and measurement equipment globally. And the market is growing due to professionals seeking advancements in equipment and sensor technologies for use in new products, maintaining equipment and sustaining usability with data and proven testing rigor.

Interface sensors are involved in a wide range of T&M applications across a multitude of industries, with increased visibility into new markets like IoT and smart data-drive technologies.

Trends in test and measurement that are fueling the greatest growth:

  1. Medical and healthcare devices using miniature and wireless sensor technologies
  2. Activation of sensors into real-time data monitors and feedback tools
  3. Networking and communications use with 5G and wireless sensor capabilities
  4. Robotics and industrial automation machines and equipment
  5. Safety and regulation equipment with performance sensors
  6. Consumer electronics durability and usability
  7. Environmental exposure and changing conditions, from submersible to extreme temperatures

Read more about the trends in test and measurement in 2022 Test and Measurement Industry Trends.

The reason Interface is the industry-leading provider is because T&M requires precision and reliability. Interface sensors are known for being the most accurate in the industry. From structural and material testing to static and fatigue testing, our products provide key data for manufacturers, engineers and testing professionals to ensure their products and services will hold up under designed loads and performance standards.

From our Ultra Low Capacity series measuring forces in mere grams to our LowProfile™ load cells with capacities up to 2 million lbf, our solutions can meet the needs for any test profile required when it comes to force.  In regard to torque testing, Interface can supply torque transducers with ranges as low as 0.005 Nm and up to 340K Nm to meet the needs of your test. Our overload protected low capacity load cells and torque sensor provide the most accurate results in the industry. In fact, T&M experts measuring torsion effects, tension tests, mass and kinetic energy are utilizing our products. Watch the video below to see some popular Interface Test and Measurement Product Solutions.

Interface provides an overview of solutions for the T&M industry, detailing our capabilities and providing an overview of some of recent applications. Of course, there are hundreds of use cases every year that depend on Interface, so these are just a couple highlights we thought you would find interesting below. Download the T&M Industry brochure at https://bit.ly/37q3Bnx. E-Bike Torque Measurement

An E-Bike manufacturer needed to test the torque on their electronic bicycles. They needed a torque sensing system that measures how much force the bike rider is pedaling onto the pedals, because this determines how much electric power the bike’s motor generates. Interface suggested installing the Model T12 Square Drive Torque Transducer where the pedal assist sensor would normally be. The T12 Square Drive Torque Transducer’s results can be recorded, graphed, and logged using the SI-USB4 4 Channel USB Interface Module when connected to the customer’s PC. Using this solution, the E-Bike manufacturing company successfully tested the torque on their electronic bicycles with Interface’s products and instrumentation. Read the full E-Bike app note here.

Proving Theoretical Cutting Forces of Rotary Ultrasonic Machining

Rotary ultrasonic machining is a hybrid process that combines diamond grinding with ultrasonic machining to provide fast, high-quality drilling of many ceramic and glass applications. This new method has been theoretically proven using computer models. Rotary ultrasonic machining generates forces of a very small magnitude. To prove this theory, any load cell used for measurement must be sensitive, while at the same time retaining high structural stiffness within a compact, low-profile envelope. Interface’s 3A120 3-Axis load cell is installed in the rotary ultrasonic machine to measure the forces being applied to a sample part. With clear signals and minimal crosstalk, the applied forces are recorded and stored using an the BSC4D Multi-Channel PC Interface Module. The 3-Axis load cell provides excellent data helping uncover the relationship between machine cutting parameters and the forces applied on the component. Using this knowledge, the machining process can be reliably optimized for new materials and operations. Learn more about this machining T&M app note here.

You can learn more about all types of T&M applications in our Applications Catalog, demonstrating the diversity and range of T&M solutions and ingenuity of our customers.

Additional Resources:

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New Interface White Paper Highlights Turning an Active Component into a Sensor

The most common uses of force measurement in OEM (original equipment manufacturer) applications are when a force sensor is designed into a product that will be produced at mid to high volumes and provides real-time force feedback on certain product functions in use. Utilizing sensors as a feature enables data acquisition over time to monitor forces and understand how those forces effect product efficiency, safety, quality or all of these performance metrics. This ultimately is used to design a better product, in the current state and for future enhancements or to know when a product is performing best or risks breaking down.

Did you know that there is another application of force sensors in OEM applications that is playing a large role in the factory of the future? This is when we turn an active component into a sensor and use that data to create automated actions. This solution is used when there is a desire to take a moving component within a system and make it smarter, ultimately allowing it to make data-based decisions on its own.

For example, the manufacturing industry is using force sensors on machines within a production line that are responsible for picking components up for visual inspection. The sensor is integrated into the grabbing component and can tell the machine the exact force to use when picking up the component as not to damage it. This is a critical capability when dealing with expensive and delicate components that can break under too much force. In the past, a force measurement sensor would have been used only to test this functionality. When the sensor is designed directly into the machine, the user can both test beforehand and monitor and automate processes in real-time.

The need for this type of capability is growing rapidly amongst manufacturers across a wide variety of industry including aerospace and defense, industrial, medical, automotive, industrial automation, assembly and more. To further outline the potential for these types of solutions, Interface developed a new white paper that details  how sensor solutions for OEMs work with specific examples of the benefit of turning an active component into a sensor.

Included below is a brief intro to the recently released white paper. Get your copy by clicking on the link here. Additionally, if you’re interested in learning more about Interface solutions for OEM applications go here, or call us to speak to our OEM application experts at 480-948-5555. Ready to get started, let us know how we can help here.

WHITE PAPER EXCERPT

OEM SOLUTIONS: TURNING AN ACTIVE COMPONENT INTO A SENSOR

The age of industrial automation and big data is upon us. Manufacturers that fall behind in equipping their facilities and products with innovation that allows for automated processes, remote monitoring and better efficiency through technology, will quickly fall behind. This is due to the fact that automation helps to significantly improve process quality because it eliminates human error. It also creates long-term cost savings by speeding up several processes, or by helping to monitor products in use and in real-time to optimize performance and stability over time through better data collection.

Get your copy of the white paper to read more.

Special note, contributors to the white paper are Interface and sensor engineering experts, Brian Peters and Rob Fuge.

Additional Resources for OEM

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