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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 flap 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

 

Photograph of load cell - FX19

FX19

Photograph of load cell - FX29

FX29

Photograph of load cell - FS19

FS19

FS19Package Low profile “coin cell” design Low profile “coin cell” design Stainless steel housing with flexible PCB
Operating Mode Compression Compression Compression
Unique Features
  • Low cost, low strain design
  • Essentially unlimited cycle life
  • Low cost, low strain design
  • Essentially unlimited cycle life
  • Low cost
  • Small size and light weight
FS Ranges 0 to 200 lbf, 50 to 100 Newton 0 to 200 lbf, 50 to 100 Newton 500 to 3,000 grams-force, 5 to 30 Newton
Maximum Over-range 2.5X FS 2.5X FS 2X FS
Output/ Span 100 mV 100 mV 100 mV
Combined Linearity & Hysteresis ±1.0% FSO ±1.0% FSO ±1.0% FSO
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C 0°C to 50°C 0°C to 40°C
Dimensions (mm) Ø25.00 x 8.00 Ø25.00 x 8.00 Ø9.5 x 3.45
Typical Applications Consumer OEM, exercise machines, physical therapy, vending machines, appliances, pumps, medical devices

Consumer OEM, exercise machines, physical therapy, vending machines, appliances, pumps, medical devices

Infusion pump, load sensing, contact, sensing, weighing, household appliances

 

 

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FS20

Photograph of load cell - FC22

FC22

Photograph of load cell - FC23

FC23

FS19Package Miniature, drop-in replacement for industry-standard Plastic housing, button, flange mounting Stainless steel housing button shape for higher weight loads
Operating Mode Compression Compression Compression
Unique Features
  • Load cell design operates at very low strains
  • Not subject to lead die fatigue
  • Low-cost button shape
  • Essentially unlimited cycle life
  • Industry-standard low profile all stainless steel design
  • Resistant to off-axis loads
FS Ranges 500 to 5,000 grams-force 5 to 50 Newton 10 to 100 lbf; 50 to 500 Newton 50 to 2,000 lbf; 250 to 1,000 Newton
Maximum Over-range 2.5X FS 2X FS 2X FS
Output/ Span 0.5-4.5 VDC, 1.0-4.0 VDC 100 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC 100 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC
Combined Linearity & Hysteresis ±1.0% FSO ±1.0% FSO ±1.0% FSO
Operating Temperature -40°C to 85°C 0°C to 40°C 0°C to 40°C
Dimensions (mm) 30.708 x 17.272 x 8.255 Ø26.00 x 42.00 x 19.50 Ø31.75 x 10.20
Typical Applications Infusion pumps, contact sensing, medical devices, consumer appliances Infusion pumps, robotics end-effectors, exercise machines, contact sensing, appliances

Batch weighing, robotics, assembly line force, printing presses, pumps, winch and hoist

Load Cells - Standard

 

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FMT load cell sensors

Photograph of load cell sensors - FN1010

FN1010

Photograph of product - FN2420

FN2420

Photograph of product - FN3000-FN3050 TE sensor

FN3000-FN3050

Photograph of product - FN3002 TE sensor

FN3002

Type 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 (mm) 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

 

 

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FN3030

Photograph of product - FN3148

FN3148

Photograph of product - FN9620

FN9620

Photograph of product - FN9630-FN-9653

FN9630

Type 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 (mm) 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

 

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ELAF Miniature Load Cells

Photograph of XFC200R load cell sensor

XFC200R

Photograph of XFL212R TE Sensor

XFL212R

Photograph of XFTC300 TE Sensor

XFTC300

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XFU400

Type 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 (mm) 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

 

Photograph of Multiaxial Load cell sensors FN7110

FN7110

Photograph of Multiaxial Load cell sensors FN7325

FN7325

Type  Dual S-beam range  Custom design and ranges available upon request
Operating Mode Tension and compression   Multiaxial force and torque
Unique Features  
  • High resolution
  • Optional high-level output
  • Double range
 
  • Measures load and torque in 3 directions, 6DOF total
  • Fatigue rated
  • Minimal cross effects
FS Ranges  2 to 2,000 lbf; 10 to 10K Newton  1K to 50K lbf; 5K to 250K Newton
Max. Over-range  1.2X FS  1.2X FS
Output/Span ±20 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC   ±150 mV, 0.5-4.5 VDC
Combined Linearity & Hysteresis  ±0.1% FS  ±1% FS
Operating Temperature -20°C to 80°C   -20°C to 80°C
Dimensions (mm) 60 x 30 x 100 Range dependent
Typical Applications Process control, assembly forces, weighing, thrust measurements, product validation testing Structure testing, crash testing, industrial test benches, robotic joints

Other Force Sensors

  • Automotive load cell sensors
  • Digital display meters