Embedded Force Sensors
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FlexiForce™ embedded sensors measure force between almost any two surfaces and are durable enough to stand up to most environments. FlexiForce sensors are ideal for integrating into OEM products because their thin, flexible profile allows them to measure forces where larger, bulkier technologies can not.
FlexiForce sensors can also be customized to meet the specific needs of your product design and application requirements.
There are 4 key uses for FlexiForce sensors. They detect and measure*:
*FlexiForce sensors must be calibrated by the user.
Perfect for prototyping, proof-of-concept, or for embedding into a device. Available affordable 4- and 8-packs, or in high volumes. FlexiPot™ Position Sensors are also available on our online store.
Our thin, customizable FlexiForce™ sensors are a cost effective force measurement solution for consumer products. With our engineering expertise, these sensors can easily be designed into products across various markets. These customizable sensors can be produced in high quantities with a quick design time. The sensors are ideal for consumer products due to their ability to withstand various storage temperatures and conditions.
Choosing FlexiForce for your embedded force sensor application carries a variety of advantages over the competition, including:
To learn more about FlexiForce sensors and our custom capabilities, visit our Force Sensor Page
Our experienced engineering team works closely with you throughout each stage of the design process to ensure the best sensor design for your application. For customers who need custom application software to complement their sensors, we team up with trusted partners to combine our expertise and develop complete specialized solutions.
In addition to our embedded force sensors, we have a complete product line of sensors for embedded systems that include matrix pressure mapping sensors and product design solutions.
I was looking for a thin, flexible film to measure force in my device; something that would not interfere with its size. We looked at some competing thin film force sensors but your FlexiForce product was more accurate in terms of feedback and linearity. The technical expertise and product quality were also important for us since we needed to get through the FDA approval process. I would recommend FlexiForce sensors to any design engineer who is looking to measure force feedback without compromising the size or weight of the device
Hank Daniecki, RGD Technologies
The FlexiForce sensor acts as a force sensing resistor in an electrical circuit.
When the force sensor is unloaded, its resistance is very high. When a force is applied to the sensor, there is a proportional decrease in resistance.
The conductance (1/Resistance) exhibits a linear response, as illustrated above.
The unique construction of FlexiForce sensors brings the following advantages to your product design:
This article provides a detailed explanation of the difference between force sensing technologies.
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