Force Sensor

The new FSL Series Low-Profile Force Sensor from the Sensing and Control Business of Honeywell is an instrument-grade, precision force-sensing product. The sensor has a typical sensitivity shift over the specified temperature range of +/- 0.006 mV/gram. Miniature packaging provides application versatility.

Typical applications include medical equipment control (kidney dialysis machines, drug delivery systems, hematology equipment, and medical instrumentation); ultra-low displacement sensing in robotic end-effectors, process control equipment, inspection controls, and wire bonding equipment; and high-precision force sensing, such as variable tension control, materials testing, and liquid-level measurement.

The FSL Series force sensor uses a specialised piezoresistive micro-machined silicon-sensing element. The low-power, unamplified, non-compensated Wheatstone bridge circuit design provides stable mV outputs over the 500 gram force range. Operating temperature range is –40 to +70 degrees c (-40 to +158 degrees F). The product meets IEC 801-2 testing requirements.

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