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Syringe Pump Occlusion

Market: Medical | Product Line: Load Cells


Needed by a company who manufactures syringe pumps for laboratory testing. A syringe pump is a small infusion pump, used to gradually administer fluid to a patient or for use in chemical and biomedical research.

Customer Challenge:

In need of a custom force sensor to fit into a unique mounting, the application is driven by a stepper motor. The sensor is needed to measure the reaction force from the contracting of a syringe plunger, and also detects any blockage or occlusion in the tube.

Strain Measurement Devices Solution:

A S215 sensor was modified to fit the special mounting requirements. The S215 load cell is an extremely low profile single point sensor used to accurately measure a full scale of forces, and the 10,000 Ω Wheatstone bridge offers extremely low power consumption.