Sensuronís Low-Cost Platform Revolutionizes Structural Health Monitoring
Sensuron announced today the release of Strain Sense, its new low-cost distributed strain sensing platform. Building on the success of its high-end fiber optic sensing product line, Sensuron is now bringing to market a new and unique product that allows users to simultaneously measure strain across thousands of sensing points at an affordable price.
"Many customers love the capabilities of our multi-channel and high-speed interrogators but price has remained an impediment for widespread adoption of our technology in the marketplace", mentioned Justin Braun, President at Sensuron. He added that "applications requiring static, distributed strain measurements are plenty and Strain Sense now provides a cost-effective solution".
The system replaces single-point solutions such as strain gauges and enables users to measure spatially continuous and finite element-like strain distributions. Provided with a clear picture of deformation, load paths, gradients, and stress concentrations, engineers gain far more insight into the performance of their structures, components, and materials.
Additionally, customers who replace single-point sensing solutions with a true distributed sensing platform enjoy significantly reduced installation time as well as labor cost savings. Strain Sense excels in Structural Health Monitoring applications where the ability to continuously observe, assess, and address how a structure or an object reacts under load means the difference between catastrophic failure and safe operation.
The technology is especially of interest for the monitoring of critical assets in Civil Engineering, such as bridges, and is becoming a key tool in Nondestructive Testing. With a price point of $15,000 Strain Sense has the potential to revolutionize how Engineers test, monitor, and ensure the safety and reliability of their structures. More information about Strain Sense can be found on the product page.