Senstech AG, founded in 1984, is a specialist in the development and production of thin-film technology sensors for force, pressure, torque and other measured variables. Senstech's customers include renowned manufacturers in the fields of machinery engineering, measuring instruments and medical devices.
A high level of vertical integration enables cost-efficient production of small series as well as high-volume manufacturing. Customized adaptations of sensors are part of Senstech's core business. State-of-the-art machinery enables the sensor specialist to offer contract manufacturing in the fields of laser cutting, drilling, welding, trimming, ablation and structuring. The company is certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 and is part of the IST AG network since July 2022.
Force, pressure, torque and surface strain sensors
Senstech's miniaturized force sensors enable measuring ranges up to at least 2000 N. Larger forces are monitored by Senstech displacement transducers, and the force is derived from their reading. Force sensors from Senstech can be implemented with up to 6 degrees of freedom.
For over 20 years Senstech has been offering OEM sensors for pressure measurement and monitoring as series products. These sensors are mainly used in medical technology.
In addition, the company has established an excellent reputation as a coating service provider for other sensor manufacturers. Their coating technology is used to manufacture pressure transducers and other miniaturized measuring bodies with a wide range of applications in various industries.
The torque principles of shear force, cage and measuring flange can be realized using thin-film strain gauges. Measuring elements from Senstech’s own product range or customized sensors are joined together by laser welding to form a torque sensor.
If you are looking for a sensor individually developed according to your requirements, or if you need a customized measuring body, then let our experts advise you.
"Preventive maintenance" is a popular buzzword from the field of Industry 4.0, but it is also the application area of Senstech's surface strain sensors. These sensors are used where abrasion of parts is monitored preventively. Surface strain sensors indirectly measure large forces of abrasion on stressed parts and thus support preventive maintenance. The reliability and productivity of machines and plants can be significantly improved by using surface strain sensors.
Senstech is specialized in customizing sensors and measuring bodies from the Senstech standard range to meet different customers' needs and requirements. The Swiss company is a highly valued partner for manufacturers in medical technology, engineering and measuring instrument technology.
Further, well-known sensor manufacturers use the company's expertise and manufacturing know-how in thin-film technology by outsourcing the coating of their pressure transducers and other miniature measuring bodies to Senstech.
Consulting, services and contract manufacturing
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At the beginning of every project, we take the time to provide our customers with detailed consultation. Together with our customers, we either find the required sensor in our standard program, or we develop a sensor optimally matched to the desired application. Feasibility studies can help to evaluate the technical and economical realization. Senstech also offers customers a wide range of contract manufacturing services with their state-of-the-art laser and coating systems.
Using state-of-the-art laser equipment specially designed for miniaturized structures, Senstech offers a wide range of different contract manufacturing services. This includes cutting, drilling, welding, ablation/structuring and the trimming of thin-film structures.
For well-known sensor manufacturers but also for a wide range of customers, Senstech offer their manufacturing know-how in the field of thin-film technology and coat various sensors and measuring bodies in the miniature sector
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