Construction industry

Construction machinery is used worldwide and thus exposed to a wide range of requirements.

Environmental conditions:

Our sensors are designed for harsh environments such as extreme heat and cold. They are temperature compensated from -40 ... + 80 °C and have a high long-term stability. Temperatures of up to + 160 °C can also be realized as an option. Sensors from BROSA correspond to DIN EN 60529 of protection class IP 67 or IP 69 on request.

Perfectly shielded amplifiers create good electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in our sensors. The very high interference immunity of 200 V/m guarantees safe and malfunction-free operation. 


We offer a variety of different output signals such as current output (4 ... 20mA), CANopen, CANopen Safety, PROFINET (PROFIsafe) as well as passive sensors. We also implement customized output signals in our own electronics development.

Our sensors are available with performance level c (d) or SIL 1 (2). When used in higher-level systems according to DIN EN ISO 13849-1, our sensors can even achieve performance level e / SIL 3.

BROSA sensors are also ATEX and IECEx certified. We can offer all types of our force sensors in an Ex-i version. Force measuring pins, tension load cells and angle sensors are also available in an Ex-d version. Thus, our sensors are ideally suited for use in areas subject to explosion hazards. 


BROSA sensors have been used in a variety of different construction machines for decades. Which means you too can profit from our many years of experience. We manufacture sensors for measuring tensile and compressive forces of up to 10,000 kN. Our pressure transducers have a measurement range of up to 14,000 bar. Should an even higher measurement range be necessary, we will find a solution. When it comes to connections, our customers are free to choose from a wide range. 

Application portfolio:

Here is just a small selection of application examples in which our sensors are installed:

  • Lattice boom cranes
  • Rotating tower cranes
  • Drilling devices
  • Excavators
  • Material handling machines
  • Mobile cranes
  • Winches
  • Tunnel boring machines
  • Pressure measurement of abrasive media

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No problem - we are always open to new applications. We are also happy to develop specific solutions for you. Just talk to us!