Multicomponent Transducers

GTM is a market-leader for reliable and innovative mulitple-component measuring technology. Our calibration laboratory is the first of its kind worldwide to be accredited for the calibration of multicomponent transducers.

We are actively involved in the research into and development of new systems, publishing academic finding of in this field. For an overview of the various design principles of multiple-component transducers, please consult the IMEKO publication 2010. The IMEKO Publication 2012 describes an innovative calibration system; specimen calibration certificates can be found on our calibration page.

Our Technical Lexicon provides explanations for terms used in force and torque measurement technology.

  Type Application  
Tension-torsion combination

Tension-torsion testing machines (Fz, Mz)

The combination of the K series force transducers and M series torque transducers results in multicomponent transducers, which offers the perfect setting for the use as reference transducers in tension-torsion testing machines.

Serie XY

Tire uniformity testing machines (Fx, Fy)

The 2-axis force transducers of XY series correspond to the global tire and automotive industry standards for measuring uniformity of car tires. The special multicomponent transducers are not only suitable for the construction of new testing machines, but also for modernization of existing tire uniformity machines of different manufacturers.

Serie DKA-ZE

Industrial 3-axis force measurement (Fx, Fy, Fz)
with force ratio of 10:1

The 3-axis load cells of DKA series are ideal for all applications in which small lateral forces can be expected compared to the axial force. The extremely flat form enables operation even in the most confined installation conditions. Simple positioning and assembly is guaranteed by the right-angled construction; within a few minutes, the transducers are positioned and assembled.

Serie MKA

Industrial multi-component measurement (Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My, Mz)

The main application area for the multicomponent transducers of MKA series are in component testing for the automotive, aircraft and general machine construction industries. Thanks to its compact design, these multicomponent transducers can be integrated easily into existing structures. 

Serie MPF

Precision multi-component measurement (Fx, Fy, Mx, My, Mz)

Measuring platforms are decoupled multicomponent transducers. Thanks to their high insensitivity against interference, the multicomponent transdcuers of MPF series can be used to solve extreme applications. Extreme conditions are found in wind tunnel applications and rolling resistance test benches, for example. Thanks to the decoupled structure, MPF measuring platforms are also ideal for use as a reference unit in multicomponent standard machines. The multicomponent strain-gauge amplifier of MCMpro series can be used for signal calculation and processing.

Serie RLS

Axle and vehicle test benches (Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My, Mz)

RLS wheel load sensors are semi-decoupled multicomponent transducers. They are used to record the loads applied to a vehicle axle or body during operation on the test bench. It replaces the measuring wheel used during road travel and offers important attributes for test bench operation, such as fatigue strength, high rigidity, high precision and small dimensions. The MCMpro multi-component electronic system is used for calculating and processing the measured values.

Serie RWMK

Screw testing (Fax, Mges, Mteil)

RWMK friction coefficient measuring heads offer as multicomponent transducers the possibility of simultaneously recording the torque, axial clamping force on the screw connections and the frictional torque on the screw head or thread. In doing so, a high degree of measuring certainty is achieved as the three signals are optimally decoupled from each other thanks to the design of the multicomponent transducer. Together with the large nominal sensitivities on all three channels, extremely fail-safe signals are achieved.