Force sensors operate on the principle that the resistance of silicon implanted piezoresistors will increase when the resistors flex under any applied force.
The sensor concentrates force from the application, through the stainless steel plunger, directly to the silicon sensing element.
The amount of resistance changes in proportion to the amount of force being applied. This change in circuit resistance results in a corresponding mV output level.
Best Used For:
Applications that require precision force measurement.
Piezoresistive Force Sensors
Force sensors come in an ultra-compact size and offer high ESD resistance and low repeatability errors.