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Syringe Pump Occlusion

Market: Medical | Product Line: Load Cells

Application: 

Company who manufactures syringe pumps for laboratory testing and medical use. 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 and the sensor is needed to measure the reaction force from the contracting of a syringe plunger. The force sensor will also monitor and detect any blockage or occlusion in the tube.

Strain Measurement Devices Solution:

A standard S215 load cell 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. SMD Sensors’ proprietary thin film technology offers a 10,000 Ω Wheatstone bridge for extremely low power consumption while providing high accuracy.