Why Braaten Technology uses Zemic strain gauges for their Subsea Load Monitor

Why Braaten Technology uses Zemic strain gauges for their Subsea Load Monitor

Zemic Europe B.V. (Norway) - Braaten Technology is a Norwegian company. They provide the subsea industry with remote controlled tools to be able to ensure good, efficient and safe working operations. Characteristic for Braaten Technology is that they are not just creating tools, they are committed to create a more sustainable future for this industry and for the environment by reducing the need of offshore vessels.

They saw a need for weight control in this industry. That is why they developed a new, revolutionary tool; the Subsea Load Monitor (SLM), that facilitates precise dynamic weight control at an astounding depth of up to 6000 meters!

Subsea operations are part of a complex industry where precision, reliability and efficiency are essential. To maintain the measuring quality of the Subsea Load Monitor compact strain gauges with high accuracy and durability are needed.

Due to the specific demands and the expertise of Zemic, Braaten Technology has chosen Zemic to be its supplier for the embedded strain gauges. Together with the engineering department we designed a custom strain gauge for the Subsea Load Monitor.  Zemic is excited to be able to contribute to this patented innovation for the subsea industry and the potential.

Zemic Europe & Braaten Technology

  • Expertise in remote controlled solutions for the subsea industry
  • Subsea Load Monitor for precise and safe subsea lifting and monitoring tasks
  • Experienced engineers who design custom made weighing solutions
  • High quality strain gauges for accurate weighing at any varying subsea depths
  • Contributes to a sustainable future for the offshore industry

How Zemic Europe advised Braaten Technology:

Braaten wanted to develop a remote controlled tool for subsea measurement that can be widely used from any distance; for exact weighing at great depths and suitable for heavy weights. In their search for suitable strain gauges they found Zemic. Zemic is a leading manufacturer and designer of strain gauges and force sensors. We offer a full range of strain gauges and also design customized products that are water resistant with high reliability. Braaten explained the exact needs regarding the weighing function of the Subsea Load Monitor. Zemic designed a custom strain gauge which met with the customer specifications.

Which Zemic strain gauge is being used?

Strain gauges are usually installed on a surface to measure applied force. Given the specific requirements, Zemic has developed a custom strain gauge which seamlessly integrates with other necessary sensors. Zemic has a specially equipped sensor department, for the design, sampling and production of custom made strain gauges and force sensors. Daily 325 engineers are working on special custom made force sensor and strain gauge solutions. We see it as a challenge to develop the best weighing solution for each project. 

All of our strain gauges are produced according to the OIML R62 regulations and the RoHS environmental directives. You can find more information about our strain gauges; like the different types and characteristics, on the link below.

More about the Subsea Load Monitor:

If you want to read more about the Subsea Load Monitor and Braaten Technoloy, read the complete case study on the link below.

Your weighing expert is ready to help you:

For all your questions about the integration of (custom-made) strain gauges, force sensors, load cells or miniature sensors, please feel free to contact one of our weighing experts. 

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