Kistler North America (Novi, MI) has introduced the Kistler Type 9269A RoaDyn® S6HT System 2000, a six-component wheel force transducer (WFT) with specialty electronics platform. It is designed to measure three forces and three moments during complete chassis and component road load data acquisition (RLDA) and other on-road heavy truck, bus, civilian, and military special vehicle testing applications. The WFT incorporates six replaceable three-component heavyduty load cells. Each load cell is individually calibrated to allow sensor replacement without the need to recalibrate the entire system. An integral identification chip within each load cell stores important component parameters and prevents data misidentification. This feature allows data to be imported into the system’s onboard electronics upon startup.
The system is operated via either practical or optional remote control emulation software running from a laptop PC. As a further option, additional analog signals may be acquired synchronously via the onboard electronics. The WFT is mounted between the wheel hub and rim ring via suitable mechanical components such as inner part, outer part, and wheel offset. It may be used in a single, dual, super-single, or wide base configuration, and is compatible with 17.5 to 28" rims.