FUTEK Insider / April 2013
The New Product Guide is Here!
The New Product Guide is Here!
We are beyond ecstatic to announce that we have a new product guide! The 6th edition of our catalog is now available digitally for download and hardcopies will soon make their way into your hands within the upcoming month.
But what can you expect within this new 36- page spread? First off, applications! As we announced last year, we have been working diligently on producing dozens of conceptual applications illustrating the various uses of our sensors and instruments. So you’re guaranteed a fresh glimpse of several of these applications within this catalog, like the Mars Rover Curiosity drill bit and the below automotive pedal force measurement.
Due to our broad product offering, we wanted to highlight industry-specific sensors. For instance, the LSB200 Miniature S-Beam Jr. Load Cell has been
instrumental in many medical applications, from syringe precision measurements to medical IV bag weighing. But that isn’t the only “industry-specific sensor” mentioned. See pages six through 11 for more unique sensors.
Lastly, we put a stronger emphasis on our instrumentation and software lines. With the release of two new digital displays - the IHH500 Handheld Display and the IPM650 Panel Mount Display, and our continuous development and deployment of new USB Solutions, our engineering team is delighted to see their hard work featured within these pages.
But enough talk, we want you to experience this release for yourselves. So download it now, and enjoy!
Product News
FUTEK’s USB320: USB Solutions for Rotary Torque Sensors
Instruments Illustrated

TRH Series
Hex Drive
(TRH Series)
TRS Series
(TRS Series)
FUTEK’s USB320: USB Solutions for Rotary Torque Sensors
Understanding that many applications may require plug-and-play solutions over traditional digital displays or panel mounts, FUTEK’s Electrical Engineering Team set out to design specific USB Solutions for our various sensor lines. Specifically for Rotary Torque Sensors, our Electrical Engineering Team developed the USB320 Solution.
With specifications including a 12 VCD power output, a sampling rate up to 4,800 samples per second, and an internal resolution of 24 Bits, the USB320 is a perfect companion for angle and speed measurements. Additionally, the USB320 utilizes FUTEK’s SENSIT Test and Measurement Software.
Feature Application
Automotive Pedal Force Testing
Automotive Pedal Force Testing

Products In Use
Pedal Force Sensor (LAU Series) paired with Instrumentation (IPM650, IHH500, USB Solutions, or CSG110 Amplifier).
Application Summary
Featured in our new catalog, this application utilizes FUTEK's Pedal Force Sensor. Automotive manufacturers use our LAU Series to verify the safety and reliability of their automobile's braking mechanisms.
LAU Series
Pedal Force Sensor
(LAU Series)
Handheld Display
Feature Video
FUTEK USB Wiring, Configuration, & Calibration Tutorial
FUTEK USB Wiring, Configuration, & Calibration Tutorial
This month’s video highlight demonstrates how to calibrate USB Sensors. Divided into four parts, the video provides detailed steps on proper wiring techniques, choosing the right USB configuration, and setting up a system calibration (including scale method calibration via SENSIT™ Test and Measurement Software).
This Month's Highlight
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It’s almost May! And as May approaches, our FUTEK team prepares for the Sensor + Test trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. This 2013 event marks the 4th consecutive year that FUTEK will showcase our latest technologies. Come visit us May 14 - 16th at booth 12-330!