Wireless Systems

As one of the first companies to utilize wireless sensor capabilities to allow digital sensors to interact with personal computers and the internet, LORD Microstrain® wireless sensor networks (WSN) enable simultaneous, high-speed sensing and data acquisition from multiple wireless strain gauges, accelerometers, temperature, and millivolt inputs for a variety of applications and industries.

Displacement Sensors

Microstrain’s line of displacement sensors (including non-contact, long-stroke, gauging/non-gauging, and micro-/subminiature) delivers a very high linear stroke range to body length ratio. They can beused in environments where tradition LVDTs are too large, and they are extremely robust – capable of operating at temperatures up to 175°C in corrosive media such as saline, oil and brake fluid. The near frictionless design enables sensors to operate over millions of cycles without wear or degradation in signal quality.

Inertial Sensors

Microstrain’s line of advanced inertial sensors provides a range of measurement options including orientation (pitch/roll/yew), inclination, linear acceleration, and angular rate. They offer a variety of options, including basic inclinometer, vertical gyro, VRU (vertical reference unit), IMU (inertial measurement unit), AHRS (attitude heading reference system), and GNSS/INS (GNSS-aided inertial navigation system) in industrial and tactical-grade performance options.

Microstrain Products

LORD MicroStrain® Sensing Systems make tiny sensors and systems that are used in a wide range of applications, including advanced manufacturing, off-highway vehicles, commercial and military manned and unmanned vehicles, civil structures, and down-hole tools. And have an extended Range Synchronized mXRS™ Wireless Sensing Systems

Their sensors have won numerous awards and they pride themselves on being both innovative and responsive to their customer’s unique requirements.

Applications: Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Environmental, Industrial Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Rail, Robotics, Stabilization/Aiming, Unmanned, Vehicle Health

Wireless Sensor Nodes – Low Power. High Performance.

– TORQUE

– VIBRATION

– VOLTAGE

– TEMPERATURE

– STRAIN

– SHOCK

– PRESSURE

– iNCLINATION

– LOAD

– ACCELERATION

LORD MicroStrain® wireless sensor nodes offer a streamlined solution for remote and embedded monitoring that eliminates the need to install or maintain wires. Their wireless nodes support a wide range of sensor types and packaging options, allowing users to quickly configure their optimal network. Furthermore, low-power designs are coupled with internal batteries, and optional energy harvesters, for long-term application

Wireless Gateways Smart Network Coordination

– USB

– RS-232

– ANALOG OUTPUTS

– SensorConnect™

– MIP Monitor™

– Node Commander®

– SensorCloud™

– MSCL™ and other APIs

LORD MicroStrain® wireless sensor networks (WSN) enable simultaneous, high-speed sensing and data acquisition from multiple wireless strain gauges, accelerometers, temperature, and millivolt inputs.

WSDA® wireless gateways coordinate and schedule communication between remote wireless sensor nodes and a variety of user-selectable end systems including third party controls, stand-alone dataloggers, local computers and networks, and SensorCloud™-enabled remote health monitoring and alerting systems.

Microminiature LVDT

Displacement Sensors – World’s smallest displacement sensors

– LVDT SENSORS

– NON-CONTACT LVDT SENSORS

– SIGNAL CONDITIONERS

– CONTACT LVDT SENSORS

LORD Sensing-MicroStrain® miniature LVDT deliver a very high linear stroke range to body length ratio, and can be used in environments where traditional LVDTs are too large. The miniature displacement transducers are extremely robust, capable of operating at temperatures up to 175°C in corrosive media such as saline, oil, and brake fluid. The near frictionless design enables sensors to operate over millions of cycles without wear or degradation in signal quality.

Non-Contact LVDT

Friction-free LVDT sensors

LVDT sensors from LORD Sensing-Stellar are used for many different types of applications– from precision dimensional gauging to monitoring of fault-line movement.

All our LVDTs are fully welded and constructed of stainless steel, and utilize free unguided, captive guided or captive guided spring return armatures to meet the needs of the application. They are available in with stroke ranges from ±0.01” to ±18.5” with accuracies of 0.25 to 0.5 percent FS.

Signal Conditioner

SIGNAL CONDITIONERS AND DATA ACQUISITION Performance, cost, and communication options

Choose from the analog or wireless series of signal conditioners. Analog signal conditioners are available in high and standard-performance models. Wireless signal conditioners have standard performance, and are available with USB, RS232, Ethernet, and analog data outputs.

Industrial Grade GNSS-Aided Navigation System

OEM Light-Weight, Low-Cost

The CV5 line of board-level OEM inertial sensors is ideal for platform stabilization, precision agriculture, terrain compensation, and more. Their small footprint and low weight enable them to install easily into almost any application. The CV5-25 AHRS, CV5-15 VR, and CV5-10 IMU sensors offer industrial-grade precision at a fraction of the cost.

SIZE Smallest and lightest industrial-grade sensors available

With most models being no wider than a quarter and less than 20 grams, the inertial sensors are suitable for many applications, including payload sensitive deployments. The tactical-grade, harsh-environment, and OEM sensors also come in a small size and have additional packaging features.

Industrial attitude sensor

Downhole orientation sensor and datalogger

DYNAMIC ACCURACY Best in class performance with adaptive modeling, bias tracking, and error estimation

Sensor non-linearity down to 0.03 % of full-scale. Accelerometer resolution down to <0.04 mg and gyroscope resolution to < 0.008°/second. Low drift gyros with bias instability down to 5°/hr, noise density as good as 0.002°/sec/vHz, and vibration rectification error (VRE) as low as 0.001°/s/g2 RMS.

CALIBRATION Comprehensive, temperature compensated correlation to an orthogonal coordinate system

Third generation proprietary calibration procedure produces unequalled sensor calibration with high-volume capacity. In-situ magnetometer calibration utility program provided with all sensors.

MIP DATA PROTOCOL Flexible, fully supported protocol compatible across all inertial sensor families

From the full-featured MIP Monitor utility program to the MIP Protocol Software Development Kit (SDK), all the tools are at your disposal for out-of-the-box use, or development for custom applications. The SDK includes example code and instructions. With full forward-compatibility your development investment is protected through future designs.