Piezoelectric sensor for indirect force measurements in machine structures, tools, etc. in industrial monitoring tasks. The sensor is sensitive to forces acting in longitudinal direction. It needs for its installation a borehole of the desired mounting depth. The sensor is used to detect tensile and compressive forces in the machine structure.
The sensor is easily mountable by means of a nut and allows to measure forces within a machine part or a tool. Once installed, the sensor can be calibrated by comparative measurement, for example with a calibrating force transducer. The main application field is the industrial monitoring of machine forces (machine monitoring, tool monitoring, etc.), as well as force monitoring in tie-bars of injection molding machines.