Baumer Releases Strain Sensors With IO-Link

By Joel Davies -

Baumer has released a new range of strain sensors with IO-Link as a “clever alternative” to force measurement for industrial indoor applications.

The DST53 and DST76 are screw-on strain sensors that allow different force ranges to be covered by one sensor and can be integrated into existing machines and systems. The models feature new electronics and an IO-Link interface as standard in addition to an analogue output.

The DST76 is the new standard sensor for industrial indoor applications from the Baumer portfolio. It offers a specifically customizable measurement range of up to ± 500 µm/m, is screw-compatible with most strain sensors with a hole spacing of 76 mm, and provides users with a cost-effective option for a wide range of force measurement applications.

The DST53 performance model extends the specifically adjustable measurement range up to ± 2000 µm/m and its low rigidity results in minimal influence on the machine structure. Both versions are silicone-free, making them suitable without restriction for a wide range of applications in factory automation and mechanical and plant engineering, such as in presses, sheet metal bending and processing machines, thermoforming machines or sheet metal joining.

The company says these new models “simplify parameterization, enable simulations and tests, and thus accelerate engineering tasks”. In addition, they allow users to operate their machines and systems through coordinated signals and signal conditioning as well as smart additional functions such as diagnostic data, selectable process values, peak detection or filter functions.

The DST76 standard strain sensor and the DST53 performance model are part of a wider expansion that succeed the DSRT strain sensor for industrial indoor applications that Baumer has offered for several years. The range comprises the DST20 miniature passive strain sensor, the smallest screw-on strain sensor available, as well as the DST55R, a  strain sensor for harsh outdoor applications with increased operational reliability due to long-term sealing with the IP69K protection class.

You can find more information about Baumer and its new range of strain sensors on its website.

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