Cryo-Genius Sensor
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Load Cell


Torque Sensor


Pressure Sensor


Multi Axis


Instruments

 

In the development of a Cryogenic Sensor (a sensor that will operate at -238° F) the meaning of extreme engineering suddenly takes on a new definition. Being a solutions provider, FUTEK has evolved to serve a diversified market, which has played a great part in FUTEKs development towards its unique expertise and know how for many challenging requirements. This includes the extreme demands of cryogenic applications. FUTEK has provided load cell solutions for several cryogenic applications in various aerospace programs. FUTEK engineers designed a low capacity sensor with a 250 N capacity range for NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) that was used in feasibility studies. JPL used this load cell to verify whether or not a load cell could accomplish a number of undisclosed tasks in space.

Additionally, a high capacity load cell for NASA, having a 15,000 lb capacity range was submerged in liquid nitrogen to support a mechanical assembly. This was used to monitor the applied forces for an extended time period. Another example is for the space shuttles external fuel tank, in which a cryogenic load cell was placed in Liquid Oxygen (LOX) to detect the opening and closing of the valves. Detecting these conditions is a critical requirement for NASA to control during space shuttle launches.

Despite these challenges, FUTEK continues to pursue solutions for clients with such extreme needs in the Aerospace, Automotive (both commercial and sport racing), and Medical fields. Critical challenges for continuous use of sensors in extreme environments are:

  • Creating long term stability
  • Producing a repeatable and high precision measurement with low capacity and fine resolution in a confined space or miniature package size
  • Making sure it does not induce / experience high zero shifts when the sensor experiences a temperature cycle from cryogenic to room or higher temperatures
  • Intrinsically safe / explosive proof
  • All material compatible in cryogenic environment

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FUTEK is Exhibiting at the Sensor Expo show in Chicago on June 8th through 10th. If you’re already planning on visiting the show and seeing the latest advances in design and manufacturing, don’t forget to visit FUTEK at booth 502. If you haven’t planned on it, but would like to attend, email futek@futek.com to request an invitation, or register online by clicking here. Stop by booth 502 to see our USB Sensor demo’s and meet with an engineer and tell FUTEK your sensor needs.

FUTEK’s Miniature Load Cells and Sub Miniature Load Cell series provide diverse solutions for Aerospace, Medical, Automotive, and Manufacturing industries. These products offer solutions for applications in both Tension and Compression. Even with the miniature design an impressive capacity range of of 10 gram up to 20,000 lbs is available.
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) has expanded their High Capacity Load Cell series by adding the LCA600 Load Cell to their product line. The LCA600 is now part of the FUTEK Load Cell series, expanding the high capacity load cell range. The LCA600 is offered from 100,000 lbs to 300,000 lbs. in capacity. For an even higher capacity range of up to 1million lbs. please see the LCA700 High Capacity Load Cell model. The LCA600 compression type Load Cell is most commonly used in calibration press type applications but can also be used in a wide variety of industries.
LCA600
High Capacity Load Cell (Column/Canister)
USB210
External USB Output Kit

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