Custom Bolt-On Strain Sensors



Do you have an application for strain gauge measurement that requires a quick and simple installation, repeatedly, in multiple locations? Perhaps you need a sensor with high environmental protection, which removes the necessity for time-consuming cleaning, complicated soldering and messy strain gauge adhesives?

Unlike many sensor manufacturers, Datum Electronics understands that there is no “One size fits all” solution for strain gauge measurement and although our standard 460 range of bolt-on strain sensors cover a wide variety of industries and applications (including silo, tank, hopper, heavy vehicles and mining equipment weighing), we appreciate that occasionally a customer needs custom bolt-on strain sensors to fit their specific application.

Here at Datum Electronics, we are able to offer custom bolt-on strain sensors and bespoke load sensor solutions, designed and manufactured to your application, based on your drawings and specifications. This can include built-in applications, including all types of output formats.



For decades, Datum Electronics have been working with a number of world-leading blue-chip companies, to design, prototype and deliver strain gauge measurement solutions, by combining our extensive expertise with innovative electronics into our bolt-on sensor range. Whether you need a high IP rating, specific integration connection or bespoke physical design, our team can guide you through the stages required to ensure we develop the right solution for your application. We specialise in manufacturing high volume bolt-on strain sensors, for many OEMs, to critical deadlines.

What do you get from working with Datum Electronics?

  • High-quality products produced in medium to high volumes
  • Cost-effective and easily repeatable results
  • Sensors built to your requirements and specific application
  • Lead-times tailored to your needs and based on your yearly demand


Interested in bespoke torque solutions? Here are just a few examples of what we have done.

Series 469 Bolt-on Strain Sensors

One such example, of a custom-made solution, is the latest Series 469 Bolt-on Compliant Strain Sensor, which was designed and manufactured for one of our international automotive customers, who were looking for a sensor capable of measuring axle stresses and weight with high accuracy. These custom bolt-on strain sensors were specifically designed to withstand the highly dynamic forces encountered live with on and off-road conditions, then developed for high volume supply and for easy installation on the production line or for retrofitting, if required.

The world’s Largest Torque Sensor

From small, high volume sensors to single large bespoke torque transducers, the Datum Sales Team can discuss your requirements help to find the most efficient and cost-effective solution for your project, such as our most recent delivery of the largest torque sensor in the world. Weighing 15 tonnes and able to measure torque up to 20MNm, the world’s largest torque sensor includes our cutting-edge electronics with high accuracy and resolution of up to 24-bit.

If you have a project in mind that requires a customer strain sensor or torque transducer, regardless of the size, please give our Sales Team a call or drop us an email and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs.


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