HITEC has years of experience instrumenting components for the race car industry. Sensors used in the racing industry provide important data on how the car behaves, helping race engineers and drivers optimize the performance of their car. These sensors must be small and light, yet withstand the harsh temperature and vibration conditions encountered on the race car.
  • Push/pull rods can be gauged for weight transfer analysis to lower the likelihood of a crash. 
  • Sway bars can be gauged for weight shift reaction to turns and straightaways. 
  • The gear shifter can be gauged to measure gear shift forces.
  • Custom load cells can be applied as an alternative to the screw jack/top hat for measuring coil springs. The original screw jack, helix and coil springs are retained, and the load cell does not interfere with coil spring changes or other suspension adjustments normally made at the track. Capacities and dimensions can be customized to your specific measurement needs.

Reliability in Higher Temperatures

Changes in the sensitivity of the strain gauge and the elasticity modulus of a transducer’s temperature will result in an output span shift. HITEC provides a specially selected, modulus-compensated strain gauge to reduce this effect to an agreed-upon level. An unloaded suspension component will exhibit some output as it is heated, even with no load applied. This is due to a variation in the matching of the strain gauge circuit to the transducer material. We add temperature compensation to the strain gauge bridge to reduce this effect, requiring two calibration runs.\


For increased accuracy and repeatability, installation of a strain gauge amplifier is added as an option to work with your data-acquisition system. Amplifiers have a 0–5 Volt output, and the gain can be adjusted to maximize sensitivity.

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