Sensors and Sensing Systems

MS-03 Mountable strain sensor

Type: Short-gauge strain sensors

Application: Concrete or grout embeddable, surface mountable

Installation method: Mounting brackets – weldable, screwable

Pre-strain setup: At installation

Temperature compensation: Through external temperature sensor

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Characteristics
  • MS-03 is an improved sensor, developed to replace our MS-01 sensor
  • Short gauge strain sensor with a 90-110mm measuring base (gauge length).
  • MS-03 is capable of measuring length changes in µɛ or µm between its anchoring points.
  • Possible pre-strain setup during installation up to ±5000µɛ.
  • MS-03 can be connected in a series configuration.
  • Various anchoring designs
  • Embeddable into concrete/grout
Applications
  • Strain monitoring
  • Rebar strain or force monitoring
  • Wall-tie monitoring

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Product Specification

Performance properties
Strain range1)
±5000μɛ [+/- 500µm or 0-1000µm]
Accuracy (guaranteed)2)
<0.50% FS5) [<5μm]
Accuracy (typical)2)
<0.23% FS5) [<3μm]
Precision (guaranteed)3)
<0.25% FS5) [<3μm]
Precision (typical)4)
<0.15% FS5) [<1.5μm]
Strain sensitivity
±5000µɛ = 1.2pm/µɛ +/-500µm or 0-1000µm = 12pm/µm
Temperature compensation External
Operating Temperature range
-20°C to +60°C
Ingress Protection rating
IP 67
Physical properties
Housing material
Stainless steel SS304
Anchoring distance
90 up to 110mm
Dimensions (without cable)5)
Ø12 mm x 174 mm [Washer Ø12 mm]
Weight (without / with cable)
80 g / 100 g
Cable type
3mm Dyneema reinforced cable
Cable length6) 1mtr
Cable Bend Radius (dynamic)
40mm
Cable Bend Radius (static)
30mm
Connector type7)
FC/APC
Mounting method Mounting brackets. Once mounted, sensor can be embedded or grouted. Pre-strain is applied during installation.
Packaging Cardboard box with dimensions: 370x290x45mm
Quality Statement MS-03 sensor is compliant with IEC 61757:2018 and IEC 61757-1-1:2020. All sensors are 100% tested and calibrated at SYLEX. Sensor is manufactured according to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004

Notes:

  • 1) Calibrated in µm on demand
  • 2) Accuracy is established for each individual sensor under laboratory conditions and it includes hysteresis, non-linearity and repeatability of the sensor.
  • 3) Precision is established on a batch basis and it includes hysteresis, non-linearity, repeatability and reproducibility of the sensor.
  • 4) FS: full scale range
  • 5) For further dimensions details see the product drawing
  • 6) Cable length is extendable on request
  • 7) Other connector types available on request

Related products

WCP-01 is a IP67 watertight connector protection for FC/APC connectors

LCP-03 is an optional product modification for extending sensors cable lengths.

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