Model LW12.8-30 Titanium Wheel Force Transducer


  • 6,750 lbf (30 kN) radial load capacity
  • 3,350 lbf (15 kN) lateral load capacity
  • 3,000 lbf-ft (4,000 N-m) moment capacity
  • Measures 3 forces and 3 moments
  • Measures X & Z accelerations
  • Simple assembly and test set-up
  • Adapts to 12 in and larger wheels
  • Strong and lightweight titanium material
  • Environmentally protected


The lightweight LW12.8-30 Titanium Wheel Force Transducer (WFT) is capable of measuring all of the wheel forces and moments on medium and small cars. When the LW12.8-30 is fully assembled, with all adapters, the system weight is similar to most standard aluminum rims. It is important in durability testing and simulation to match the unsprung mass of the test vehicle to the unsprung mass of the production vehicle, so that relative damage from durability testing is an accurate representation of the production vehicle. Both slip ring and telemetry versions are completely weatherproof, making them ideal for on-road and off-road measurements in all conditions. They can also be used to monitor and control laboratory simulator tests.

When using an outboard slip ring, the amplifier package easily mounts onto the transducer. It amplifies and digitizes the transducer signals before they pass through the slip ring. Michigan Scientific Slip Ring Assemblies are known worldwide for their signal quality and robust design.

The CT3 User Interface Box performs real-time coordinate transformation and crosstalk correction, and provides CAN FD, CAN2.0, and Ethernet signal outputs. EtherCAT and analog signal outputs are also available with optional modules. A front display indicates important information and prompts the user with instructions.



Last Modified: Mar 18, 2024 @ 1:50 pm