Bestech Australia partners with Elastisense
Bestech Australia is proud to announce its partnership with ElastiSense from Denmark. ElastiSense is the spin-off of LEAP Technology APS. They specialized in designing electroactive polymer (EAP) sensor solution for industrial automation application. Bestech has been in the field of industrial automation since it was first founded more than 15 years ago. With the newly established partnership, Bestech is now the official distributor of its patented elastometric strain-gauge based displacement sensor, the EDS Series, in Australia & New Zealand.
Sensing Element and Structure
The EDS sensor is a type of contact capacitive displacement sensor. The sensing element is made of a hyper-elastic elastomer stretchable strain gauge. It is comprised of dielectric sheet and deformable electrodes. During operation, the sensing element is stretched by a machine or a structure which produces change in capacitance. The displacement value can be calculated based on this change.
Unlike other piston-based displacement sensor, the EDS sensor offers capabilities to measure both linear and off-axis measurement. It also has robust design that is highly resistant against shock, vibration and installation misalignment. Due to this nature, this sensor is ideal for application in harsh industrial environment with minimum costs. This low-cost sensor also has no sliding parts in its design which further reduce its installation and maintenance costs.
The EDS contact capacitive displacement sensor can be used either as a standalone or as a part of the system together with the other daisy-chained sensors. It can also be easily integrated into common industrial interface. The sensor can generate analog output as current, 4-20mA or voltage, 0-10V upon request. It also offers capability to interface with RS485 network. With the fast measurement rate of up to 10kSps, this EDS sensor is suitable for fast and dynamic measurement tasks.
This ground-breaking technology has already added values in metal forming applications. It is commonly used to detect faulty operations of stamping tools due to presence of metal slugs. Other potentials applications include process automation, structural condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and even R&D. For further information, please contact us and our application engineers will assist you with your enquiry to provide the best appropriate solutions.
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