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Unique 3-Component Load Cell

Usually a 3-component load cell is a load cell that measures loads in three perpendicular directions. The uniqueness of this project is that this load cell is required to measure three unique forces in the same direction accurately.

Volkswagen wanted to measure the disengage force on one of their clutches. The disengage force is applied through three spring loaded leavers. Required was to find the force carried by each leaver. The lateral space was not to allow a standard load cell height, let alone to allow three of them to measure each leaver force separately.

SensorData engineering in collaboration with VW’s, came up with a special design (link to VW_Textar) that fitted into customer’s elaborate test rig shown.

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