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USB Sensor Solutions

Welcome to the next level of Sensor System Integration: USB Sensor Solution! Where analog and digital output seamlessly integrate.

FUTEK USB Technology

FUTEK is amongst the first Sensor Manufacturers globally to offer a USB Solution for Strain Gauge Sensors. With FUTEK’s USB Sensor Solution, you can eliminate the need for amplifiers, filters, and multimeters. The set up is quick, the software is free, and the cost is much lower than a traditional Sensor System. Learn how our Engineers can integrate USB Technology into FUTEK’s vast product line of Load Cells, Torque Sensors, Pressure Sensors, and Force Sensors.

FUTEK USB Software

FUTEK offers a basic USB Software (package) that provides the essential data for your system. Compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista, the USB Software displays the Peak/Valley and Tare/Gross with numerous filtering options. The best part? It's free.

Integrated Technology! Models available with USB Output.

For the past month, we have been converting our most sought after products to include our USB Output option. Over the next year, all FUTEK models will be available with this feature. Read more about these products here.

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USB Load Cell Diagram - Hydraulic Press

USB Load Cell Diagram - Hydraulic Press
In the process of automating hydraulic or pneumatic presses for feedback control, traditionally one load cell was used even for heavy duty presses with a few million lbs. of load capacity. As illustrated in the enclosed diagram, multiple FUTEK load cells with built-in USB interface can easily be utilized...

FUTEK Enhances Tension & Compression Load Cell

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc. is pleased to present the redesigned LCF400 Tension & Compression Load Cell. The new design features structural changes and complete welding which drastically improves this models output symmetry and accuracy. In addition to this, the LCF400 is now available with USB output and metric threads. The model is offered from 500 to 5,000 lbs, various outputs (3 mV/V, +/-5VDC, +/-10VDC, 4-20 mA), and uses heat-treated 17-4 Stainless Steel construction for optimal performance. The modified LCF400 has advantages of zero-joint failure, low impact due to extraneous loads, and has the capability of handling off center loading more efficiently and effectively.

LSB200 S-Beam Jr. with USB Output

LSB200 S-Beam Jr.The LSB200 S-Beam Jr. has become one of the signature products in FUTEK's Load Cell series and it is now available with USB Digital Interface. The perfect mixture of size, accuracy and of course the assurance of an Overload Protection feature makes this one of our most sought after models. With a height of only 0.75", the LSB200 Miniature S Beam Load Cell is a great selection where tight environments or space is a challenge. This model is widely used in Medical Bag Weighing Applications as well as automated feedback control and inline processing applications.

TFF400 Reaction Torque Sensor with USB Output

TFF400 Reaction Torque SensorFUTEK's TFF400 Reaction Torque Sensor features a Flange to Flange mounting solution with torque measurements ranging from +/- 5 inch-oz to 500 inch-pounds, (+/-0.04 to 60 Nm) and Torsional Stiffness of 325 inch-oz/radians to 199,000 inch pounds/radians. The TFF400 utilizes Metal Foil Strain Gage technology and features an Overload Protection for the low capacity units to help prevent overload damage that may occur during installation.

PFP350 Pressure Sensor with USB Output

PFP350 Pressure SensorComplementing FUTEK's wide Pressure Solution series is the PFP350 Pressure Sensor. Utilizing Metail Foil Strain Gage Technology, the PFP350 is now available with USB Output Option. The PFP350 is made from 17-4 Stainless Steel, weighs 5.5 oz, has mV/V output as a standard, and ranges from 300 – 10,000 psi.

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Vibration Testing of Miniature S-Beam (LSB200) & Miniature Beam Load Cell (LSM400)

During this past year FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc., located in Irvine California, found itself faced with yet another unique challenge from a client requiring a specialized sensor. This new challenge did not only require the sensors in question to endure the usual environmental hazards of high/low temperature and moisture, but also survive vibration testing to a controlled industry vibration standard by an independent testing lab. What follows is a chronological account of the preparation, testing and an analysis of the required vibration testing.

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