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Strain Measurement Devices recognize the various needs of our customers. Here at SMD, we do our best to deliver custom solutions to difficult problems.  Our standard off-the-shelf parts help for a starting point in the “proof of concept” stage of your project. 

Frequently, customers require a custom solution, and our engineering team will work for hand in hand with you to help find a beneficial solution. Strain Measurement Devices is ISO9001 and ISO13485 certified, making us suited for your industrial and medical device designs.

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Possible reasons for customizing an occlusion sensor are:
  • Distinctive geometry, unique size, or maximum capacity
  • Integration of the sensor in complex subassemblies or combining the occlusion sensor with different types of sensors (e.g. combined bubble and occlusion sensors)
  • Shielding the sensor from severe conditions
  • Integrating custom calibrated electronics and lead-outs
  • Wireless communications

Our Occlusion Sensor Engineering Process

Step 1: Identifying Your Vision

It is our mission to help make your vision a reality. We want to fully understand your target application in order to help us help you. During this step, Non-Disclosure Agreement forms are signed so that we are able to share designs. By doing so, it enables us to get a good overall perception of the project so that we can help predict any potential issues during the entirety of the project. Often times, we suggest our off-the-shelf products to allow your company to get a feel for our technology.

Step 2: Written Project Quotation

Once we understand the overall project and challenges, a written quotation for the prototype deliverables, along with budgetary estimates for standard off-the-shelf parts will be created. The document will also include a breakdown of the design objectives, dates products will be delivered, and costs.

Step 3:  Designing Your Custom Occlusions Sensor or Assembly

When the quote is agreed upon, Strain Measurement Devices will focus on your project! Our design team will work with the information and specifications that you give us to create an optimal design for your application. Ensuring that your satisfaction and approval are met, you can anticipate progress updates during different stages of your project to confirm whether you are satisfied with our products.

Throughout the entirety of the project, the design process can be as cooperative as you see fit. SMD will take your design specifications and try our best to meet your needs. More often than not, there are engineering tradeoffs, and we want you to be involved in those decisions.

Step 4: Samples

After agreeing upon the initial designs, we will take it upon us to manufacture prototypes for you to evaluate. To meet your schedule needs we will make use of our skills of CNC-machining, stamping, cutting, etching, and more to have the samples sent in a timely manner. Your feedback is especially important to us during this stage. We will continue to undergo in-house testing and incorporate any design changes if necessary until we have a concrete design to produce.

Step 5: Producing Your Design

Agreeing upon a final design for the custom occlusion sensor we will send the designs to be manufactured in-house to meet your quality standards and lead times.

Features: Applications:

· Analog/digital output
· Unsurpassed accuracy
· Low power consumption
· Robust design
· Temp. compensated easily
· Custom force ranges

· Medical instrumentation
· Noninvasive sensing
· Peristaltic pumps
· Syringe pumps
· Kidney dialysis
· Occlusion detection

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