Hirschmann MCS
Mobile Machine Control Solutions

Force SensorsfSENS - powerful and precise force measurement

  • Superior linearity and accuracy
  • Standardized and customized
  • TÜV certified intergrated safety

The fSENS force sensors of Hirschmann MCS are reliable, precise and safe. From standardized to individually specified sensors, Hirschmann MCS offers suitable sensors for your application.

Certification

The TÜV certification includes the standard models of the redundant load pin fSENS MA, the compression load cell fSENS DKA and the fSENS RDKA.

Hirschmann MCS – tested quality:

  • Electronics of the sensors
  • Construction
  • Bonding

Certified:

  • Development
  • Calculation and production process
  • Material
  • Redundancy
  • Mechanical system and construction
  • Quality management
  • Service

Benefits of the fSENS series

  • Standardized and customized
  • Superior linearity and accuracy (≤ ±1%)
  • Technical expertise and close cooperation with customers enable customized solutions
  • Nominal forces ranging from single digits to thousands of kN
  • Temperature compensation
  • Sensors with E-modulus compensation also available
  • protection rating: IP66/67
  • Wide operating temperature range (-40°C to +70°C)
  • Diverse range of sensor interfaces 
  • All sensor bodies 100% tested and CE-compliant
  • Integrated safety

Integrated safety

All fSENS sensors meet high safety standards.

Mechanical safety

  • Shock and vibration resistance
  • IP66/67 protection rating
  • Steel material: 100% tested acc. to EN 10204 inspection certificate 3.1
  • Double or triple mechanical safety margins for sensor bodies

Functional safety

  • PL b/c implementation
  • PL d (EN ISO 13849) / SIL 2 (EN 61508) implementation

Reliable accuracy

Hirschmann MCS recommends the sensor that best meets individual requirements and supplies sensors that deliver consistently repeatable and reproducible results.

Particular attention is given to the measurement instruments, testing methods, specifications, and staff training. Before delivery, every sensor of the fSENS series receives a calibration sheet and a final inspection document showing that it complies with current design and product standards. All force sensors are calibrated specifically to corresponding applications. The accuracy of these sensors is assessed in accordance with the EN 612982 and VDI/VDE 2637/2638 standards.

Outstanding accuracy by overcoming

  • Non-linearity
  • Hysteresis caused by used materials
  • Zero-point deviation and time drift
  • Temperature drift of components
  • Influence of installation conditions
  • Random, systematic, and stochastic errors
  • Test equipment limitations

fSENS and iSCALE control system: controlled force

Benefits of using products of the fSENS series in combination with the iSCALE control system:

  • Overload protection can be achieved
  • Easy to control via cSCALE controllers, vSCALE consoles, xSENS sensors, and the qSCALE software (load moment indication)
  • Modularity and scalability from one source, optimally geared to the required system’s design, choice of components, wiring, final acceptance testing, and commissioning
  • Wide performance ranges of control
  • Integrated diagnostic capabilities
  • Tailored software solutions for different application types
  • Flexibility in meeting the needs of both OEMs and end users