HBM Offers Custom Sensor Technology to OEMs for a Wide Variety of Strain Gage Measurements

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--()--HBM, Inc. (www.hbm.com), offers a wide range of pressure, force, torque and load measurements to OEMs that need to incorporate strain gage-based sensors into their end products.

HBM has a long history of OEM-based custom sensor design for applications in medical, agricultural, industrial vehicle, robotics and energy markets.

For many specialized or demanding applications when off-the-shelf sensors are not an option, HBM designs and manufactures sensor and sub-assemblies that are compatible with today’s smart products, while requiring minimal design change to the OEM’s existing system.

HBM’s four main offerings include:

  • Strain gages for custom transducers
  • OEM gaging services to gage customer supplied parts
  • Building block sensors, for parts such as pump blades
  • Assemblies that includes load introduction parts

With 1,800 employees worldwide and more than 65 years of experience, HBM is a leader in designing and manufacturing strain gage and sensor manufacturing technology. HBM provides the entire spectrum of a custom designed solution, from initial scope and performance definition through the design and build cycle, including verification and validation. Included in the process is any modification to any existing structural member to make a sensor to measure quantities such as force or torque. HBM applies brings the in-house design capabilities of its electronics group to modify existing amplifiers, or design new ones, to meet a customer's exact output needs.

“We work carefully with our customers from the initial meeting to not only understand their project requirements and specifications, but to present a solution that calls for the absolute minimum of design changes to their original system,” explained Randy Hopkins, Director of OEM Sensors, HBM. “Our role is to leverage our superior sensing technology in a way that enhances the performance of their end products, rather than require them to re-work their designs to accommodate our sensors.”

HBM offers a range of sensor technologies specific to a variety of its market segments:


  • Blade Sensor
  • Beam and Force Sensor
  • Hermetic Strain Gage Based Sensor for Autoclave and KOH
  • Synthesis Machinery / Plunger Sensor
  • S-Type Beam Sensor
  • Flat Beam Sensor
  • Torque and Power Meter Sensor


  • Planting Downforce Load Sensor
  • Grain Flow Yield Monitor
  • Seed and Fertilizer Tank Weight
  • Baler Sensor
  • Tractor Draft Pin
  • Vehicle Torque Sensor

Industrial Vehicle

  • Mobile Elevated Work Platform Load Cell
  • Telescopic Handler Sensor
  • Mobile Crane Load Pin
  • On Board Weighing Load Cell
  • Vehicle Torque Sensor


  • Torque Sensor
  • Washer and Button Load Cell
  • Joystick Sensor
  • Multi-axis Sensor
  • Bicycle Sensor


  • Load Pin
  • Threaded Rod End Sensor
  • Pancake Load Cell
  • Hammer Union
  • Washer Force Sensor
  • Torque Sensor

For more information, visit www.hbm.com/oemsensors or contact HBM at:

HBM, Inc.

19 Bartlett Street

Marlborough, MA 01752

Tel: 800-578-4260

Fax: 508-485-7480

Sales Email: info@usa.hbm.com

Support Email: support@usa.hbm.com

Website: http://www.hbm.com

About HBM, Inc.

For more than 65 years, the name HBM has stood for reliability, precision and innovation all over the world. HBM offers products and services for an extensive range of measurement applications in many industries. Users worldwide rely on the perfectly matched components of the measurement chain that guarantees maximum accuracy of measurement results and enables optimization of the complete product life cycle, from the development through the testing stages, as well as in manufacturing and production. Their product range covers sensors, transducers, gauges, amplifiers and data acquisition systems as well as software for structural durability investigations, tests and analysis. The potential fields of application can be found in every branch of engineering in both virtual and physical test and measurement.

HBM has 27 subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, America and Asia. HBM also has representatives in another 40 countries around the world. In addition to headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, other HBM production facilities are located in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and Suzhou, China.

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