HITEC Sensor Developments is located in Chelmsford, MA, approximately 50 miles northwest of Boston, MA. Equipped with in-house machine shop, calibration, OEM transducer production, and component strain gaging laboratory, HITEC Sensor Developments provides world-class sensor design capabilities, in-house or in-field calibration and testing, and a wide range of both custom and standard sensor products.

Component applications – Strain gage installations and stress measurement for component analysis

  • Sensor system selection and application
  • Extreme environments
  • Field support and DAQ
  • Cryogenic to 2000 degrees F+ operations
  • Component transducerization
  • Custom load cells

Aircraft gas turbine engines
Power generating gas turbines
Automotive components
Aerospace products

Custom OEM Sensors – Force, torque and pressure transducers for incorporation into customer product

  • Conceptual designs
  • Prototypes
  • Production and calibration (1 to 100,000)

Medical equipment
Tool manufacturers
Oilfield equipment
Transducer manufacturers
Airframe manufacturers
Industrial machinery manufacturers
Agricultural equipment

A wide range of standard, custom and application specific sensors & instruments

  • Load cells
  • Force sensors
  • Torque sensors
  • Strain gages
  • Weld force sensors
  • Vehicle test sensors
  • Inclinometer for drift angle
  • Speed & Motion sensors
  • Temperature sensors
  • Instruments & DAQ systems
  • Test measurement systems


Our calibration team offers load cell and temperature compensated calibrations. HITEC equipment includes hydraulic presses with up to 300,000 pound capacity and torque frames capable of producing and controlling up to 250,000 in.-lbs. of torque.

All HITEC calibrations are NIST traceable, and calibrations can be done either at the sensor level or systems level.

Our Sensor Developments calibration laboratory is accredited to the ISO 17025 standard (certificate). Each strain gaged based transducer produced or repaired is fully certified to these exacting calibration standards. Our service department is committed to providing the highest quality repair, remanufacturing, and recalibration of strain gage based transducers at competitive prices with quick, reliable turnaround times. Our extensive repair capabilities range from simple wiring repairs to complex re-gaging of a customer’s sensor.


Our OEM transducer production area is staffed with technicians averaging ten or more years of experience in sensor installation, wiring, temperature compensation, and coating processes. Full thermal testing capabilities from -300F to +2000F, our chambers can accommodate both large and small parts.


IP67 rated data acquisition capabilities include over 100 channels (force, temperature, pressure, acceleration, etc.) whether testing is done in-house or at the customer site.


HITEC’s strain gage laboratory is equipped with several large capacity ovens to accommodate oversized items such as oilfield MWD equipment, aircraft engine and turbomachinery components, exhaust components, and more.


Our engineering staff can meet the needs of our customers by creating custom fixtures for sensor installation and calibration. Our in-house machine shop allows for rapid prototyping, supports various processes such as brazing, EDM, grinding, lathe turning, milling (both CNC and conventional), as well as welding.


HITEC’s Rokide™ Flame Spray booth, allows our highly skilled technicians to provide sensor applications to support strain measurements in high temperature environments of up to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit.