Force Sensors
October 2004
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General purpose force sensors from the company measure dynamic compression, tensile, and impact forces in a wide variety of applications. The sensors are available in both ICP® and charge output types and measure full-scale compression forces from 10 to 5,000 lb (45 N to 22k N) and full-scale tensile forces from 10 to 500 lb (45 to 2,200 N). Applications include drop and impact testing, material testing, fatigue testing, biomechanics, and modal analysis force input. ICP® force sensors contain built-in microelectronics to convert the high impedance charge to a low impedance voltage, which is said to eliminate the need for expensive charge amplifiers and low noise cables. Charge output versions are also available for higher temperature applications.

PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

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