07 Apr 2016
bf1systems Launches New Suspension Top Mount Loadcell
bf1systems are pleased to announce the introduction of a new suspension top mount loadcell, for applications where it is either not possible to instrument other parts of the suspension directly, or where it is preferable to have the force measurement in the top mount.
The bf1systems Suspension Top Mount Loadcell is intended to mount to the top of the damper assembly and features a monoball bearing which can be sized to suit the damper being used.
Four standard fixing points are featured on the top of the loadcell which can be used to mount the loadcell to a custom designed suspension top mount.
The multi strain gauge installation on this loadcell helps to counteract any errors due to alignment changes between the damper and the loadcell throughout suspension travel. The loadcell can be supplied with an integral 0-5V amplifier for connection to the car’s data logger system.
The new loadcell has applications in a wide range of formulae, including WTCC and WRC.
Each loadcell is temperature compensated for offset and gain changes and is individually calibrated. Safe operating temperature ranges are up to 125°C. Higher temperature ranges can be specified upon request.
bf1systems have extensive experience with the design of force measurement products in applications such as, pushrods, pullrods, bump stops, 3rd dampers, tie rods, wishbones and steering column and driveshaft torque.
bf1systems capabilities include:
• In house design and FEA facilities
• Full in house environmental calibration
• Many years loadcell design experience and integration into automotive applications
• Supply of microprocessor controlled, temperature compensated amplifiers
• Supply of inline amplifiers
• Full re-calibration and repair facilities