Measuring block

BROSA measuring blocks measure horizontal shear and bearing forces without considering the vertical loads. Thanks to their design the extremely robust measuring blocks can be installed so that they are slipproof. Due to our proven and tested strain-gauge technology BROSA measuring blocks can be permanently used under the most extreme environmental conditions. And our fully developed amplifiers allow reliable and exact measurement results.

There are various applications in which our measuring blocks are used:

  • Bearing force measurement
  • Paper machines
  • Mechanical engineering

By default, our measuring block offers additional features in addition to a customized design:

  • Integrated amplifier (4-20mA, CANopen, optional Safety, PROFINET, optional PROFIsafe)
  • Design capable of sustained operation
  • Temperature compensated from -40 ... + 80 °C 
  • High EMC resistance of 200 V/m 
  • No zero drift, i.e. no re-calibration required 
  • Consistent accuracy over the entire temperature range
  • Design for tensile and / or compressive forces
  • Load limit 150% and breaking load 300% of the nominal load
  • Security classification PL c / SIL 1
  • Protection class IP66 / IP67 in accordance with DIN EN 60529
  • Calibration of reproduced installation situation including test report

As an option, our sensors also offer the following advantages:

  • Temperature compensated to + 160 °C
  • Redundant design
  • Performance Level d (e) in accordance with ISO 13849
  • SIL 2 (SIL 3) in accordance with IEC 61508
  • Protection class IP69
  • External amplifiers
  • Customized connections (cables and connectors)