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The A301 is optimized for high volume manufacturing and ideal for embedding into products and applications.
The sensors are available in three force ranges: Low 4.4 N (0 - 1 lb), Medium 111 N (0 - 25 lb) and High 445 N (0 - 100 lb)*. The force ranges stated are approximations. The dynamic range of this small force sensor can be modified by changing the drive voltage and adjusting the resistance of the feedback resistor (see "How to Adjust the Force Range" within the Electronics tab on the left).
|Sensor Thickness: 0.203 mm (0.008 in.)|
Force Sensor Length:
Sensing Size (Diameter/Width):
Temperature Range (Low):
Temperature Range (High):
1 in. standard sensor. Also available in an enhanced ink variation (ESS301) for high humidity and heat applications.
|Linearity (Error):||< ±3% of Full Scale (Line drawn from 0 to 50% load)|
|Repeatability:||< ±2.5% (Conditioned Sensor, 80% of Full Force Applied)|
|Hysteresis:||< 4.5 % of Full Scale (Conditioned Sensor, 80% of Full Force Applied)|
|Drift:||<5% / logarithmic time (Constant Load of 111 N (25 lb))|
|Response Time:||< 5 µsec (Time required for the sensor to respond to an input force; Impact load - recorded on Oscilloscope)|
|Operating Temperature:||-40°C - 60°C (-40°F - 140°F)|
≥ 3 million actuations (Perpendicular load, room temperature, 22 N (5 lb))
0.36%/°C (± 0.2%/°F) (Conductive heating)
If your application cannot allow an Op Amp Circuit, consult the FlexiForce Integration Guide, or contact a FlexiForce Applications Engineer. If you prefer to build your own electronics, we recommend using a circuit similar to the diagram below. This will provide linear data, making it easier to calibrate the sensor.
*In order to measure higher forces, apply a lower drive voltage (-0.5 V, -0.25 V, etc.) and reduce the resistance of the feedback resistor (1kΩ min.) To measure lower forces, apply a higher drive voltage and increase the resistance of the feedback resistor.
The FlexiForce™ Sensor Characterization Kit is a time-saving, affordable tool enabling engineers and designers to understand how FlexiForce sensors perform in a controlled loading environment.
The new and improved replacement for the OEM Development Kit. The FlexiForce™ Prototyping Kit allows you to efficiently progress your FlexiForce-embedded design through advanced integration phases.
Note: The FlexiForce Prototyping Kit includes an open-source software program designed specificially to help with the sensor integration process. Some code programming experience is necessary.
The FlexiForce Quickstart Board is a finished single voltage source circuit which can be quickly dropped into a prototype or easily designed into a product to obtain force measurements.
Optimize FlexiForce sensor linearity and repeatability with these delrin load concentrators, or "pucks."
Interchangeable circuit modules for use with the FlexiForce Sensor Characterization Kit, the FlexiForce Prototyping Kit, or your own electronics.
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