The lightweight LW12.8 Wheel Force Transducer (WFT) System is capable of measuring wheel force and moments on passenger cars and SUVs. When the LW12.8 is fully assembled with a titanium hub adapter, 8×18” solid machined aluminum rim adapter, amplifier, slip ring, and titanium bolts, the system weight is 14.2 kg which is less than most standard aluminum rims. It is important in durability testing and simulation to match the unsprung mass of the test vehicle to the unsprung mass of the production vehicle, so that relative damage from durability testing is an accurate representation of the production vehicle. The lightweight telemetry version Wheel Force Transducer, LW12.8-TEL, when fully assembled with a titanium hub adapter, 8×18” solid machined rim adapter, and titanium bolts, weighs 14.6 kg which is also less than many standard aluminum rims.
Both slip ring and telemetry versions are completely weatherproof, making them ideal for on-road and off-road measurements in all conditions. They can also be used to monitor and control laboratory simulator tests. The CT2 Transducer Interface Box performs real-time coordinate transformation and cross-talk compensation, and outputs analog, CAN, and Ethernet signals. An embedded web page allows the user to configure the WFT system.