Bolt-on Strain Measurement Sensors – Introduction

Datum Electronics bolt-on strain sensors are an ideal solution to many strain measurement requirements. They are robust, dust & water resistant, suitable for the harshest of environments, including high-stress level applications.

Bolt on strain gauge sensors are compact in size, can provide temperature compensation (see out 3-hole bolt-on sensors) and have been designed to be easily installed without soldering or gauge adhesive.

Typical Applications for Datum Strain Measurement Sensors

Worldwide installations for:

  • Silo Weighing
  • Tank Weighing
  • Hopper Weighing
  • Bin Weighing
  • Bunker Weighing
  • Container Weight Verification
  • and other large industrial uses

The strain sensors are also used as an onboard weighing solution, when mounted to a vehicle’s bridge or axle, acting as weighing scales and providing reliable and accurate data to a vehicle’s system as live continuous data. Forklift trucks (transporting packages of varying weights), articulated vehicles, dump trucks, and agricultural trailers also benefit from having the ability to gain real-time weight measurements.

Off-the-shelf or Custom Strain Measurement Sensors

Bolt-On strain gauge and measurement sensors can be mass produced for customers requiring an OEM solution for their particular application, meaning you can have a load sensor tailored to your requirements, supplied in volumes, which can be retro fitted or installed in your production line.


  • Why should I choose Datum Electronics strain gauge, measurement sensors and amplifiers?

    Datum’s bolt-on strain gauge and measurement sensors have been developed to suit the harshest of environments – they are robust and water-resistant, and can be installed without soldering or special adhesives

  • What are the most common applications for Datum’s off-the-shelf strain measurement sensors and amplifiers?

    Datum Electronics’ range of bolt-on strain measurement sensors are regularly used in industrial applications such as Silo Weighing, Tank Weighing, Hopper Weighing, Bunker Weighing, Bin Weighing, Container Weight Verification and Onboard Vehicle Weighing

  • Can Datum’s standard strain gauges provide temperature compensation?

    Yes – our 3-hole bolt-on strain gauge can provide temperature compensation, along with a live continuous data stream to a vehicle’s systems

  • How can I measure the weight of my silo?

    A: There are several ways that this can be done, the simplest and easiest way which doesn’t require any major modifications to the Silo is to use the existing structure and apply the Datum Bolton Strain Measurement Sensors to these to give simple and accurate torque measurement.  Datum Electronics offer a range of smart weighing solutions for Silo’s giving customers real time accurate information which can include visuals of load status and alarms for when Silo levels are low.  These can also be used in a preventative state as the Bolt-On Sensors will look at the strain levels on the Silos in case of potential failure.