HBM has introduced the C10 SG-based compressive force transducer with a radial-symmetrical design making it insensitive to external influences for highly accurate measurements.

The transducer features a high output signal of up to 4 mV/V while reliability has been increased through improved compensation of eccentric force applications and other parasitic influences. The transducer is insensitive to temperature effects because of the very low temperature coefficients of the zero point (TC0) of 75 ppm/10 K.

The compressive force transducer is designed for use under difficult ambient conditions and is available in either stainless steel or aluminium for improved hermetic protection of the strain gauges in the measuring body. The steel version provides IP68 degree of protection due to the hermetically welded enclosure.

The C10 is available with various nominal forces from 2.5 kN to 1 MN and with accuracy classes of 0.03 to 0.06. It has numerous options available, for example, TEDS versions and increased protection class IP68 are available as are various calibration ranges and connector variants. The C10 can be freely configured according to the application making it easy to integrate in test benches, test areas and demanding production

The C10 also benefits from a low installation height and numerous mounting options.


Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM’s product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.