The 400C series of force transducers is the next generation of our widely used 400A and B series. Advancements include new 2 and 4 channels versions of the amplifier for potential simultaneous measurements and new detachable cables for the sensor heads. This new series, like its B predecessor, has the sensitive signal processing circuitry in the transducer head itself. These new circuits allow any sensor head in the series to be plugged into the control electronics. Researchers can now purchase multiple heads to cover different force ranges, or as spares, and use them with a single controller. Other benefits of the new design are reduced noise, increased sensitivity, and greatly improved linearity.
The 400C series of high-level output force transducers provide a wide range of force measurements designed to test the mechanical properties of numerous artificial or biological materials. Each model provides bi-directional measurement of force, and unlike semi-conductor strain gauges, these transducers are rugged. Aurora Scientific transducers have enabled materials scientists to accurately assess properties such as surface adhesion, stiffness and deformation of materials including hydrogels, MEMs, nanowires, spider silk and bioengineered tissues.
The 400C series consists of models with a resolution to 10nN (1 microgram), along with others with a frequency response to 4kHz. Seven unique models cover a force range from 0.5mN to 1000mN.
These transducers provide confidence to the researcher in measuring force with extremely low compliance, abolishing any motion in the sample. They are also designed with excellent thermal stability and minimal sensitivity to vibration and interference. All 400C models provide reliability and ease of use without troublesome compensation techniques.