in bowden cables
The transmitted forces in vehicle bowden cables need to be measured in test beds. These forces vary according to length, pre-tension and radius of curvature of the installed cable. Extreme temperatures also affect the measurement. In addition, the tests must measure the long-term performance of the cables and the attenuating effects of the wires on transmission of the pulling forces. The 8417 load cell is ideal for this purpose because its negligible intrinsic weight means it has no effect on the measurement and hence does not distort the result. This is particularly important when the dynamic behaviour of fine wires needs to be assessed.