Force Sensor - FS20 Series

Force Sensor - FS20 Series



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Description

The FS20 Series low cost compression force sensor creates new markets previously unrealizable due to cost and performance constraints. This series raises the bar in price and performance. Measurement Specialties’ proprietary Microfused™ technology, derived from demanding aerospace applications, employs micromachined silicon piezoresistive strain gages fused with high temperature glass to a high performance stainless steel substrate. Microfused™ technology eliminates age-sensitive organic epoxies used in traditional load cell designs providing excellent long term span and zero stability. Operating at exceedingly low strains, Microfused™ technology provides gage factors greater than 100, an essentially unlimited cycle life expectancy, superior resolution, exceedingly high over-range margins without the need for stops, and a ratiometric span of 3V. Microfused™ sensors are used in a variety of applications including bathroom scales, paint sprayers and safety-critical automotive brake sensors. Unlike competitive designs, which use a pressure capsule embedded within a silicone gel-filled cavity, the FS20 measures direct force. The FS20 is therefore not subject to lead-die fatigue failure common with competitive designs. The FS20 is the OEM designer’s dream-come-true; cost-optimized to bring your OEM products to life whether you need thousands or millions of load cells annually. Although the standard model is ideal for a wide range of applications, our dedicated design team at our Load Cell Engineering Center is ready to provide you with custom designs for your OEM applications. The FS20 is fully thermally compensated for changes in zero and span with respect to temperature and offers normalized zero and span for interchangeability. Consult Measurement Specialties for uncompensated super low cost variants of the FS20.


Feature

• Low cost 
• Compression forces from 750 to 1500 grams force 
• High level output 
• Interchangeable 
• Industry standard packaging 
• Small size 
• Low noise 
• Robust: high overrange capability 
• High reliability 
• Low deflection 
• Essentially unlimited cycle life expectancy 
• Low off center errors 
• Fast response time 
• Reverse polarity protected