MCS10 Multi-Axis Sensor

MCS10 Multi-Axis Sensor

MCS10 Multi-Axis Sensor: Measures 6 Forces and Moments with Accuracy Class 0.1 Guaranteed for Each Channel

Up to six forces and moments on three axes (x, y, z) can be measured in combination with the MCS10 multi-axis sensor. This means that the MCS10 is ideally suited for mechanical engineering usage, in test benches, and also in research and development. It returns a three-dimensional image of the measurement set-up with a maximum precision up to accuracy class 0.1. Thanks to the MCS10’s innovative construction with flange, it achieves the best measurements possible.

Individual signal channels of common multi-axis sensors often mutually affect each other. The MCS10 reduces this type of interference, known as crosstalk, to a minimum to ensure a problem-free signal. HBM also offers an individual compensation matrix for the MCS10, which can be used to further improve the precision. Combined with an HBM measuring amplifier this calculation can be done very comfortably.

Thanks to TEDS technology the installed data acquisition unit automatically detects the MCS10. This ensures that it is ready for immediate use without extensive parameterization. All the transducer’s measurement axis can be configured independently of each other. HBM has combined the experience from numerous custom-made special transducers in the MCS10, while adding a standard product’s reliability and flexibility; for a series production product that is immediately available and quality-tested.

  • Accuracy class: up to 0.1
  • Degree of protection (according to EN 60529): up to IP67
  • Measuring range: axially from 5 to 200 kN; laterally from 0.05 to 3.5 kNm

Proven series production quality

  • Precision up to accuracy class 0.1 guaranteed for each channel
  • Almost completely compensated crosstalk thanks to HBM’s innovative sensor design
  • A high level of technical data transparency to facilitates the entire load spectrum’s exact calculation
  • Reliable with known series production quality

Exact measurement results thanks to high precision and compensation for crosstalk

Versatile in use

  • Up to 6 forces (tension and compression) and torques (clockwise and counterclockwise), in different combinations, can be simultaneously measured
  • Available in 6 maximum capacity ranges from 5 kN to 200 kN and from 0.05 kNm to 3.5 kNm
  • Independently and individually configurable maximum capacity ranges
  • The automatic parameterization of HBM measurement electronics saves time
  • Easy mounting with flange connection with a centering and positioning pin

Numerous measurement combinations possible with independently configurable maximum capacity ranges

Robust construction

  • Designed for overloads of up to 200 percent
  • Wide temperature ranges from -10 to +85 °C
  • Resistant to moisture and dirt with IP67
  • Rugged measuring body made of a corrosion-resistant titanium alloy or stainless steel for nominal axial forces
  • Rugged due to the large vibration bandwidth in all three measurement directions

Resistant – thanks to degree of protection and overload protection

Typical Applications

  • Functional testing of components and systems (e.g., automotive, aerospace)
  • Monitoring of production and assembly processes (eg aircraft assembly)
  • Robotics (e.g. grinding, polishing)
  • Endurance test
  • Tire testing in development and production
  • Structural tests of building elements and building additions (for example, solar systems, roof structures, etc.)
  • Multi-axis load determination in the experiment as input for FEM analyzes of virtual models

Minimized Crosstalk

Crosstalk is the unwanted but unavoidable phenomenon occurring when the sensor is loaded on one axis but nevertheless the other axes also show a very small signal.

During production each sensor is measured and a compensation matrix is created which is supplied with the sensor. These valuable information can then be used in amplifiers such as PMX, ClipX or QuantumX to calculate corrected values of each channel. Ultimately this compensation calculation may reduce the crosstalk by factor 3 to 5.