New setup for force sensors
Normally the measuring device of a force sensor is made of one piece of high-quality spring steel. Afterwards strain gauges are pasted on the device or the device is coated with a thin film which will be structured photolithographically. An essential problem of the measuring de-vice is its high volume. Therefore it is very complex and expensive to use thin film technology, because it is very diffi-cult to place such devices in a coating plant.
At the Saarland University of Applied Sciences a new force sensor was developed by Prof. Schultes which can be produced in a simple and cheap way.
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