Force Sensors

Force Sensors

TE Sensors is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of precision force sensors for applications that require high performance or unique packaging, including electromechanical flight control, test and measurement, and ultra-low-cost OEM load cells for medium to high volumes. Based on proprietary piezoresistive silicon strain gage (Microfused) technology, the sensors combine durability and long-term stability in extremely low-cost packages. The flight-qualified sensors monitor secondary load path engagement and supply real-time information from primary flight control forces to the flight data recorder (Black Box). Other applications include force feedback for the autopilot automatic disconnect function and fl ap jam detection systems. The OEM and Test and Measurement (T&M) load cells off er custom packaging and electronics with analog or digital outputs, suited for both low and high force environments.

Load Cells – Low Cost OEM

FX19

Load cell force sensors

  • Package: Low profile “coin cell” design
  • Operating Mode: Compression
  • Unique Features:
    • Low cost, low strain design
    • Essentially unlimited cycle life
  • FS Ranges: 0 to 200 lbf, 50 to 100 Newton
  • Maximum Over-range: 2.5X FS
  • Output/ Span: 100 mV
  • Combined Linearity & Hysteresis: ±1.0% FSO
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
  • Dimensions (mm): Ø25.00 x 8.00
  • Typical Applications: Consumer OEM, exercise machines, physical therapy, vending machines, appliances, pumps, medical devices

FS19

load cell sensors

  • Package: Stainless steel housing with flexible PCB
  • Operating Mode: Compression
  • Unique Features:
    • Low cost
    • Small size and light weight
  • FS Ranges: 500 to 3,000 grams-force, 5 to 30 Newton
  • Maximum Over-range: 2X FS
  • Output/ Span: 100 mV
  • Combined Linearity & Hysteresis: ±1.0% FSO
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
  • Dimensions (mm): Ø9.5 x 3.45
  • Typical Applications: Infusion pump, load sensing, contact, sensing, weighing, household appliances

FC22

FC 22 sensors load cell

  • Package: Plastic housing, button, flange mounting
  • Operating Mode: Compression
  • Unique Features:
    • Low-cost button shape
    • Essentially unlimited cycle life
  • FS Ranges: 10 to 100 lbf; 50 to 500 Newton
  • Maximum Over-range: 2X FS
  • Output/ Span: 100 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC
  • Combined Linearity & Hysteresis: ±1.0% FSO
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
  • Dimensions (mm): Ø26.00 x 42.00 x 19.50
  • Typical Applications: Infusion pumps, robotics end-effectors, exercise machines, contact sensing, appliances

FX29

FX-29 load cell force sensors

  • Package: Low profile “coin cell” design
  • Operating Mode: Compression
  • Unique Features:
    • Low cost, low strain design
    • Essentially unlimited cycle life
  • FS Ranges: 0 to 200 lbf, 50 to 100 Newton
  • Maximum Over-range: 2.5X FS
  • Output/ Span: 100 mV
  • Combined Linearity & Hysteresis: ±1.0% FSO
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
  • Dimensions (mm): Ø25.00 x 8.00
  • Typical Applications: Consumer OEM, exercise machines, physical therapy, vending machines, appliances, pumps, medical devices

FS20

Lost cost OEM sensors

  • Package: Miniature, drop-in replacement for industry-standard
  • Operating Mode: Compression
  • Unique Features:
    • Load cell design operates at very low strains
    • Not subject to lead die fatigue
  • FS Ranges: 500 to 5,000 grams-force 5 to 50 Newton
  • Maximum Over-range: 2.5X FS
  • Output/ Span: 0.5-4.5 VDC, 1.0-4.0 VDC
  • Combined Linearity & Hysteresis: ±1.0% FSO
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Dimensions (mm): 30.708 x 17.272 x 8.255
  • Typical Applications: Infusion pumps, contact sensing, medical devices, consumer appliances

FC23

FC23 sensor

  • Package: Stainless steel housing button shape for higher weight loads
  • Operating Mode: Compression
  • Unique Features:
    • Industry-standard low profile all stainless steel design
    • Resistant to off-axis loads
  • FS Ranges: 50 to 2,000 lbf; 250 to 1,000 Newton
  • Maximum Over-range: 2X FS
  • Output/ Span: 100 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC
  • Combined Linearity & Hysteresis: ±1.0% FSO
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
  • Dimensions (mm): Ø31.75 x 10.20
  • Typical Applications: Batch weighing, robotics, assembly line force, printing presses, pumps, winch and hoist

Load Cells – Standard

FMT load cell sensors

FN1010 load cell sensors

FN2420 sensor

FN3000, FN3050 TE sensor

FN3002 TE sensors

Package

Washer

Load pin design

Very high capacity load button

Pan-cake

Very high capacity dual stud

Operating Mode

Compression

Tension and compression

Compression

Tension and compression

Tension and compression

Unique Features

  • High stiffness
  • Clamping and bolt forces
  • High-temperature option
  • Keyed anti-rotation slot
  • Bidirectional available
  • Optional watertight construction
  • High stiffness
  • Optional load button
  • Optional high level output module
  • High stability
  • All FN3050 have same housing
  • Optional high level output
  • Threaded male fitting
  • Integrated amplifier
  • Optional rod end

FS Ranges

4K to 64K lbf; 20K to 320K Newton

2K to 400K lbf; 10K to 2,000K Newton

4K to 1000K lbf; 20K to 5,000K Newton

20 to 200K lbf; 100 to 1,000K Newton

2K to 400K lbf; 10K to 2,000K Newton

Max. Over-range

1.5X FS

1.5X FS

1.5X FS

1.5X FS (10X FS with stops)

1.5X FS

Output/Span

±20 mV

±20 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC, 4-20 mA

±20 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC

±20 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC

±20 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC

Combined Linearity & Hysteresis

±1.5% FS

±1% FS

±0.25% FS

±0.1% FS

±0.25% FS

Operating Temperature

-20°C to 80°C

-20°C to 80°C

-40°C to 150°C

-40°C to 150°C

-40°C to 150°C

Dimensions

Range dependent

Range dependent

Range dependent

Range dependent

Typical Applications

Robotics, process control, bolt clamping for bridges

Crane monitoring, offshore, load limited devices

Calibration presses, robotics, and effectors, laboratory and research

Static fatigue tests, laboratory and research, robotics

Assembly forces, tool force, offshore

FN3030 sensors

FN3148 load cell force sensor

FN9620 force sensor

FN9630, FN 9653 cell sensor

Package

S-beam

S-beam with stops

S-beam

Very high accuracy pan-cake

Operating Mode

Tension and compression

Tension and compression

Tension and compression

Tension and compression

Unique Features

  • Optional rod ends
  • Optional high-level output
  • Optional high compensation temperature
  • Very high accuracy
  • High resolution
  • Mechanical stops
  • High accuracy
  • IP68
  • Entry level
  • High stability & accuracy
  • Connection flange supplied for model FN9635
  • Minimal cross effect

FS Ranges

10 to 20K lbf; 50 to 100K Newton

2 to 400 lbf; 10 to 2,000 Newton

100 to 2,000 lbf; 500 to 10K Newton

2K to 40K lbf; 10K to 200K Newton

Max. Over-range

1.5X FS

5X to 100X FS

1.5X FS

3X FS

Output/Span

±20 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC

±20 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC

±10 mV to ±20 mV

±20 mV

Combined Linearity & Hysteresis

±0.1% FS

±0.05% FS

±0.05% FS

±0.08% FS

Operating Temperature

-40°C to 150°C

-40°C to 120°C

-40°C to 90°C

-40°C to 90°C

Dimensions

Range dependent

Range dependent

56 x 20 x 60

Range dependent

Typical Applications

Laboratory and research, process control, customized options

Product validation tests, medical instruments, weighing

Test bed, dynamic fatigue testing, robotics and effectors

Static fatigue tests, weighing calibration, robotics

Miniature Load Cells

ELAF Miniature Load Cells

XFC200R load cell sensor

XFL212R TE Sensor

XFTC300 TE Sensor

XFU400 Sensor

Package

Button, dual stud

Small diameter load button

Low profile load button

Low/high capacity dual stud

Miniature rod end

Operating Mode

Tension and compression

Compression

Compression

Tension and compression

Tension and compression

Unique Features

  • Low cost, small profile
  • Micro fuse technology
  • Low off-axis response
  • High stiffness
  • High overload capacity
  • Static and dynamic
  • Extremely flat
  • Integrated load button
  • Small diameter
  • High stiffness
  • High overload capacity
  • Threaded male/ female fitting
  • High stiffness
  • High accuracy
  • High temperature

FS Ranges

10 to 2,000 lbf; 50 to 10K Newton

0.4 to 2,000 lbf; 2 to 10K Newton

1 to 100 lbf; 5 to 500 Newton

0.4 to 400 lbf; 2 to 2,000 Newton

100 to 1,000 lbf; 500 to 5,000 Newton

Max. Over-range

2.5X FS

2X FS

2X FS

2X FS

1.5X FS

Output/Span

±100 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC

±100 mV

±100 mV

±100 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC

±100 mV

Combined Linearity & Hysteresis

±0.25% FS

±0.5% FS

±1% FS

±0.5% FS

±0.3% FS

Operating Temperature

-40°C to 120°C

-40°C to 120°C

-40°C to 120°C

-40°C to 150°C

-20°C to 120°C

Dimensions

Range dependent

Ø10 to Ø16

Ø12.5 x 3.5

Range dependent

Range dependent

Typical Applications

Theatrical rigging loads, assembly forces, weighing, thrust measurements, product validation testing

Material test, measuring tools, robotics and effectors

Dental and biomechanical, surface mount assembly system, production validation test

Material test, tool forces, robotics end effectors

Spherical rod end bearings, engine & suspension testing, machinery equipment

Multiaxial Load Cells

FN7110

Multiaxial Load cell sensors FN7110

  • Package: Dual S-beam range
  • Operating Mode: Tension and compression
  • Unique Features:
    • High resolution
    • Optional high-level output
      Double range
  • FS Ranges: 2 to 2,000 lbf; 10 to 10K Newton
  • Maximum Over-range: 1.2X FS
  • Output/ Span: ±20 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC
  • Combined Linearity & Hysteresis: ±0.1% FS
  • Operating Temperature: -20°C to 80°C
  • Dimensions (mm): 60 x 30 x 100
  • Typical Applications: Process control, assembly forces, weighing, thrust measurements, product validation testing

FN7325

Multiaxial Load cell sensors FN7325

  • Package: Custom design and ranges available upon reques
  • Operating Mode: Multiaxial force and torque
  • Unique Features:
    • Measures load and torque in 3 directions, 6DOF total
    • Fatigue rated
    • Minimal cross effects
  • FS Ranges: 1K to 50K lbf; 5K to 250K Newton
  • Maximum Over-range: 1.2X FS
  • Output/ Span: ±150 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC
  • Combined Linearity & Hysteresis: ±1% FS
  • Operating Temperature: -20°C to 80°C
  • Dimensions (mm): Range dependent
  • Typical Applications: Structure testing, crash testing, industrial test benches, robotic joints

Other force Sensors include:

  • Automotive Load cell Sensors
  • Digital Display Meters

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