Michigan Scientific Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of transducers that are capable of measuring all wheel forces and moments on motorcycles, passenger cars, electric vehicles, ATVs, light duty trucks, heavy duty trucks, vans, SUVs, Class 8 trucks, heavy duty construction equipment, turf care equipment, and farm equipment.
Mass, Force, and Weighing Devices and Mechanical Calibration is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.
The design, manufacturing, and calibration process of the Michigan Scientific Corporation Wheel Force Transducer, Wheel Torque Transducer, and Load Cells is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
- Measures 3 forces and 3 moments
- Measures X and Z accelerations
- Simple installation, setup, and operation
- Rental systems available
- Superior reliability
- ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation
- ISO 9001:2015 certified
- 3 year warranty on transducer*
- Quick calibration
- Assistance designing rim and hub adapters
- Backed by 20 years in WFT manufacturing and development
- Excellent customer support
Adapters can be designed and manufactured by Michigan Scientific, or we can provide guidance for customer manufacturing at no cost. Lightweight rim adapters are machined from aluminum forgings while standard rims are modified, welded, production rims. Lightweight hub adapters are machined from 6A1-4V Titanium, which greatly reduced added weight to the wheel. Standard adapters are high strength stainless steel.
Two piece rim adapters are made from a manufactured wheel barrel combined with a MSC manufactured adapter flange that mates directly with all MSC 12.8 transducers. Rim diameters range from 17 inches to 21 inches, and are available in many widths.
WFT Slip Ring Assemblies
The SR20AW/E512/AX LS7 and SR20AW/E512/AX7 Slip Ring Assemblies were designed specifically to be used with these transducers. These slip ring assemblies provide a means to transmit the rotating electrical signals from the wheel, to the stationary DAQ.
The simulation package has three components; the simulation mass, simulation adapter, and simulator cable. The mass is used to replace a WFT system in a simulator when the loads do not need to be measured. It has the same mass and stiffness as the complete WFT system. The simulation adapter is an adapter plate that is to be used to mount the simulator. The simulator cable then plugs directly into an amplifier, without a slip ring assembly.
We have spent years perfecting our unique, patented transducer calibration machine, the TCAT. A calibration compares the electrical output of a transducer to the applied loads. The TCAT can calibrate all MSC multi-axis load cells, Wheel Force Transducers, and Wheel Torque Transducers. The TCAT applies loads with linear actuators and measures the load through the transducer via reaction links. It applies three forces and three moments and calibrates through each transducer’s unique electronics package. In addition to the TCAT, MSC has a large calibration that uses hydraulic arms to apply forces and moments; up to 100,000 lbs.
The Michigan Scientific transducer calibration process complies with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements and all reference measurement equipment is traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is recommended that customers send in their transducers after one year of use, and then every two years after that. This is an easy way to ensure that the transducer is functioning properly and has not incurred any damage during use.
With the development of the patented transducer calibration machine, calibration time has significantly decreased, allowing for a faster turnaround and return to customer. There are multiple locations throughout the globe to get a Michigan Scientific transducer calibrated. The calibration process is now also automated, which allows our highly skilled technicians to focus on transducer design and manufacturing improvements.
Wheel Force Transducer System Overview
Wheel Force Transducer Testing with MTU Baja
Telemetry Wheel Force Transducer in Snow
The MSC WFT Rental Program allows you to get the accurate data you need quickly and without the capital investment.
- Test almost any type of vehicle
- Wide range of capacities
- Fast delivery
- Rent-to-Own Program
- All WFTs are weatherproof (IP67)
- Great customer support
- Easy to set-up and use systems
- Analog, CAN, and Ethernet signal outputs
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*Michigan Scientific Corporation (MSC) stands by the quality and workmanship of all MSC equipment. MSC warrants the Wheel Force Transducer to be free from defects in workmanship and material for a thirty-six (36) month period from the date of shipment by MSC. Wheel Force Transducers are warranted for thirty-six months so long as they are properly installed, maintained, and operated. MSC shall, at its option, repair or replace the Wheel Force Transducer supplied by MSC, free of charge, if it proves to be defective in material or workmanship within the warranty period. MSC reserves the right to reject warranty claims where it is determined the failure is caused by improper use, maintenance, or modifications by the customer or a third-party.