SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

Hetronic, known for its global leadership in safe, reliable wireless radio remote control systems is now taking the lead in integration of sensor technology to provide real-time data feedback to our the equipment operator.? Using Methode Electronics, Inc. (parent of Hetronic)?magneto-elastic technology, we are designing sensors that can be applied to industrial applications to measure torque, force and tension. Our sensors are extremely accurate in measuring exerted forces or material loads for continuous conveyors, forklifts, agriculture wagons, cranes, hoists, winches and equipment buckets. With real time data operators can identify hazards or unsafe situations before they occur resulting in significant improvement in job site safety and productivity.

Our innovative tension sensor is a more accurate, reliable and cost effective alternative to strain gauge tension sensors available in the market today. The tension sensor is ideal for lifting, crane and hoist applications where real-time information and accuracy are required. By simply attaching a tension sensor to the cable or rope system of a hoist, lift or crane we capture tension data that is transmitted via wireless to the Hetronic control?system.?The?sensor together with our radio remote controls provide?a complete feedback and process control solution for a wide range of applications.

Applications for integrated sensor and remote control systems include cranes and winches, shaft conveyance systems, conveyors and underground mining operations. The tension sensor is designed to withstand harsh environment working conditions, is portable, can be used for loads up to 50 tons and will operate through a typical work shift.

WEIGHT SENSOR

Designed for many industrial applications, our?magneto-elastic?technology is being used to reliably measure exerted forces or material loads in applications including continuous conveyors, forklifts, agriculture wagons, equipment buckets, and an array of other equipment..??? Hetronic through our Methode Electronics Inc. parent company can create a weight sensor to meet your weighing applications.

TENSION SENSOR TO MONITOR FORCE & LOAD

Safety on a construction site is paramount and lifting or hoisting heavy weights is always a challenge.?? Knowing the tension that a weight applies to lifting equipment is the primary method of preventing failure or avoiding catastrophic accidents.???? Typical solutions available today use strain gauge technology and are extremely costly to initegrate and may have limited accuracy.? Hetronic with its parent company, Methode Electronics Inc. has developed a cost effective sensor that accurately measures tension and monitors the magnitude of cable loading, detection of slack or overload conditions that are critical to personnel safety and equipment reliability.

Our tension sensor measures the force exerted on the cable and provides real-time force and tension data to the radio remote control system that alerts the operator to a potential hazardous situation. Applications for the tension sensor and radio remote control solution include cranes and winches, shaft conveyance systems, conveyors and underground mining operations. The Tension Sensor is designed to withstand harsh environment working conditions, is portable and can be used for loads up to 50 tons.?? Customized versions of the tension sensor are available for weights above 50 tons.

DIMENSIONS: SIZE VARIES BY TONNAGE MEASUREMENT REQUIRED

TENSION SENSOR

  • Highly accurate Magneto-Elastic technology
  • Low cost of integration and use compared to strain gauge sensors
  • Designed for Harsh Environment operation
  • Real-time data transmitted to Radio Remote Control system
  • Can measure loads up to 50T
  • Rechargeable battery: 8+ hrs.