Force Sensing Bolts/Studs

Force Sensing Bolts and Studs are another unique strain gage transducer developed by Strainsert. They utilize the internal strain gage process perfected by Strainsert during the last 45 years and used so successfully in Strainsert Load Pins and Flat Load Cells®. The Force Sensing Bolts offer precision force measurement in many configurations including; hex head, 12- point, or many other types of custom/unique bolts designs used in Aerospace, Automotive, and Military research, testing, and control applications.

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Standard Hex Head Cap Screws (Steel Alloy), SXS Series

Strainsert fasteners utilize an exclusive internal gaging method (U.S. Patent #2,873,341) to indicate bolt tension due to preload with strain gage accuracy. Fasteners provide a means for accurate, independent inspection of an assembled bolt for preload, thereby enhancing the structural integrity and reliability of both the bolt and the assembly. See our force sensing bolts and studs product information page for general specifications and detailed information.

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Standard 12-Point Cap Screws (Steel Alloy), SDH Series

These 12-point Force Sensing Bolts are available from ¼” diameter up to 1 ½” diameter in many different length configurations. They are 170 KSI high strength alloy steel and can be used in counter bore applications, in place of 12-point, or many socket head bolts, or used where a small bolt flange diameter is desired.

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Standard Hex Head Cap Screws (Aluminum Alloy), SXA Series

These Hex Head Force Sensing Bolts are available from ¼” diameter up to ¾” diameter in many different length configurations and are intended to provide a higher output signal for low force measurement applications. They are aluminum alloy material, (55 KSI) and can be used in applications where a hex head bolt and lower clamping forces are required.

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Standard Internally Gaged Studs (Steel Alloy), ST Series

These Force Sensing Studs are available from ¼” diameter up to 1″ diameter in many different length configurations. They are 125 KSI steel and can be used in many different types of force measurement applications where studs are used. They can also be used as a simple load or force tension link.

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Custom Force Sensing Bolts and Studs

In addition to our standard Force Sensing Fasteners, Strainsert also manufactures many custom Force Sensing Fasteners tailored for unique applications, installations, and special requirements. These may include customer provided fasteners, modifications to common fasteners, or new designs.

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