Novi, Michigan ‚â€“ PCB Automotive Sensors Division introduces Series 5400 Wheel Force Transducers (WFT), for road load data acquisition applications. Designed as rugged one-piece units that mount between the vehicle hub and the wheel rim, these units deliver highly accurate measurements and superior performance in a durable water-resistant package. Units are available in a wide variety of sizes for vehicles including passenger cars; light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks; commercial vehicles including tractor trailers, buses, agricultural, and earth-moving equipment; and military vehicles.
Passenger car and light truck units use a custom hub adapter to mount to the vehicle; while heavy truck units mount directly to the axle hub. The units can be fitted with either slip ring or telemetry signal transmission, and come equipped with on-board signal conditioning and calibration circuitry for each channel of data measurement, making their setup and use with a Transducer Interface Unit (TIU) quick and easy.
Possessing superior temperature compensation properties and integral overload stops, these sensors provide a high level of confidence in data acquired during heavy braking tests. These sensors are also ideal for calibrating and adjusting biaxial wheel test machines; drive-file development of full vehicle and module test systems up to 6 Degrees of Freedom (DOF); and product development of stability control, suspension, and tires.
To best meet your needs, Series 5400 WFTs are available in high-strength aluminum, high-strength stainless steel, and titanium. All units accept modified rims mounting a wide range of tire sizes, wheel diameters, and offsets. Special one-piece, forged, high-strength aluminum rims are also available for heavy truck applications.
Filed Under: Automotive, Data acquisition + DAQ modules, Sensors (position + other), Slip rings + rotary unions