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Force Sensors

FSA Series

N, lb, g, & kg force ranges. Amplified, compensated. Analog or digital (SPI or I<sup>2</sup>C) output

The FSA Series are piezoresistive-based force sensors offering a ratiometric analog or digital output for reading force over the specified full scale force span and temperature range. They are fully calibrated and temperature compensated for sensor offset, sensitivity, temperature effects, and nonlinearity using an on-board Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC).

Direct mechanical coupling allows for easy interface with the sensor, coupling with tubing, membrane or a plunger, providing repeatable performance and a reliable mechanical interface to the application. The package also provides excellent corrosion resistance and isolation to external package stress. All products are designed and manufactured according to ISO 9001 standards.

Value to Customers

The FSA Series are designed to meet the customers̵7: need for a compensated, amplified force sensor that provides analog and digital outputs, a variety of force sensing ranges, and enhanced durability and accuracy. Their flexible design provides multiple standard configurations over a wide operating temperature range.

Differentiators
  • Multiple force ranges allow the customer to choose the force range to maximize sensitivity and improve system resolution/performance
  • Overforce provides enhanced durability in applications where overforce may exist
  • Enhanced accuracy includes all errors due to force non-linearity, force hysteresis, and non-repeatability
  • Total Error Band enhances system performance
  • Digital output enhances performance through reduced conversion requirements and the convenience of direct interface to microprocessors
  • Diagnostics functions allow the user to determine if the sensor is working correctly by detecting if the electrical paths are broken or shorted inside the sensor
  • Supply voltage provides customers flexibility of design within the application
Data Sheet
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Description
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Date
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FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated/Amplified
application/pdf 421.69 KB
10/7/2021
421.69 KB
Manuals and Guides
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Description
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Airflow sensors contain advanced microstructure technology to provide a sensitive and fast responseto flow, amount/direction of air or other gases. Potential applications include HVAC, gas metering, chromatography, vent hoods, and medical equipment.
application/pdf 2.76 MB
10/7/2021
2.76 MB
Sensor Evaluation Board (SEB) User Instructions
application/pdf 1.64 MB
1/11/2022
1.64 MB
Installation Instructions
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Description
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FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated/Amplified
application/pdf 298.4 KB
10/7/2021
298.4 KB
CAD Model
Name
Description
File Size
Date
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FSA Series analog CAD model.zip
application/zip 327.52 KB
10/7/2021
327.52 KB
FSA Series CAD Models - grouped
application/zip 327.5 KB
10/7/2021
327.5 KB
Brochure
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Description
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Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
application/pdf 10.15 MB
10/7/2021
10.15 MB
Technical Note
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Description
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Date
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Diagnostics for TruStability™ HSC and SSC Series, and Basic ABP Series Board Mount Pressure Sensors; FSA Series Force Sensors
application/pdf 653.42 KB
10/7/2021
653.42 KB
Application Note
Name
Description
File Size
Date
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Solutions for Infusion Pumps
application/pdf 2.35 MB
11/25/2021
2.35 MB
FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated/Amplified
application/pdf 70.75 KB
10/7/2021
70.75 KB
Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
application/pdf 1.34 MB
11/23/2021
1.34 MB
Solutions for Hemodialysis Machines
application/pdf 2.66 MB
11/23/2021
2.66 MB
Defence Ground Vehicles -
application/pdf 872.87 KB
10/25/2022
872.87 KB
Switches and Sensors Solutions for Industrial Applications
application/pdf 2.48 MB
11/25/2021
2.48 MB
Product Photo
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Description
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Date
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FSA Series Product Photo
application/zip 205.48 KB
10/7/2021
205.48 KB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
Diagnostics for TruStability™ HSC and SSC Series, and Basic ABP Series Board Mount Pressure Sensors; FSA Series Force Sensors
653.42 KB
10/7/2021
653.42 KB
Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
10.15 MB
10/7/2021
10.15 MB
FSA Series analog CAD model.zip
327.52 KB
10/7/2021
327.52 KB
Solutions for Infusion Pumps
2.35 MB
11/25/2021
2.35 MB
FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated/Amplified
298.4 KB
10/7/2021
298.4 KB
FSA Series CAD Models - grouped
327.5 KB
10/7/2021
327.5 KB
FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated/Amplified
70.75 KB
10/7/2021
70.75 KB
FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated/Amplified
421.69 KB
10/7/2021
421.69 KB
FSA Series Product Photo
205.48 KB
10/7/2021
205.48 KB
Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
1.34 MB
11/23/2021
1.34 MB
Solutions for Hemodialysis Machines
2.66 MB
11/23/2021
2.66 MB
Defence Ground Vehicles -
872.87 KB
10/25/2022
872.87 KB
Switches and Sensors Solutions for Industrial Applications
2.48 MB
11/25/2021
2.48 MB
Airflow sensors contain advanced microstructure technology to provide a sensitive and fast responseto flow, amount/direction of air or other gases. Potential applications include HVAC, gas metering, chromatography, vent hoods, and medical equipment.
2.76 MB
10/7/2021
2.76 MB
Sensor Evaluation Board (SEB) User Instructions
1.64 MB
1/11/2022
1.64 MB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated/Amplified
421.69 KB
10/7/2021
Airflow sensors contain advanced microstructure technology to provide a sensitive and fast responseto flow, amount/direction of air or other gases. Potential applications include HVAC, gas metering, chromatography, vent hoods, and medical equipment.
2.76 MB
10/7/2021
Sensor Evaluation Board (SEB) User Instructions
1.64 MB
1/11/2022
FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated/Amplified
298.4 KB
10/7/2021
FSA Series analog CAD model.zip
327.52 KB
10/7/2021
FSA Series CAD Models - grouped
327.5 KB
10/7/2021
Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
10.15 MB
10/7/2021
Diagnostics for TruStability™ HSC and SSC Series, and Basic ABP Series Board Mount Pressure Sensors; FSA Series Force Sensors
653.42 KB
10/7/2021
Solutions for Infusion Pumps
2.35 MB
11/25/2021
FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated/Amplified
70.75 KB
10/7/2021
Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
1.34 MB
11/23/2021
Solutions for Hemodialysis Machines
2.66 MB
11/23/2021
Defence Ground Vehicles -
872.87 KB
10/25/2022
Switches and Sensors Solutions for Industrial Applications
2.48 MB
11/25/2021
FSA Series Product Photo
205.48 KB
10/7/2021
Image
SKU
Description
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FSAGPDXX001RCAB5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 lb to 1 lb force range, compression force type, analog output, 5% to 95% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
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FSAGPDXX005LCSB5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 N to 5 N force range, compression force type, digital SPI, 5% to 95% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
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FSAGPDXX010WCAA5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 N to 10 N force range, compression force type, analog output, 10% to 90% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
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FSAGPDXX1.5LC5B5
FSA GPD 1.5 LBS C DIGITAL 5-95% 5.0V
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FSAGPNXX001RC4C5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 lb to 1 lb force range, compression force type, digital I<sup>2</sup>C, address 0x48 output, 20% to 80% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
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FSAGPNXX003LCAC5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 lb to 3 lb force range, compression force type, analog output, 10% to 90% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
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FSAGPNXX010WC2C3
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 N to 10 N force range, compression force type, digital I<sup>2</sup>C, address 0x28 output, 20% to 80% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
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FSAGPNXX1.5LCAC5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 lb to 1.5 lb force range, compression force type, analog output, 20% to 80% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
Image
SKU
Description
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FSAGPDXX001RCAB5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 lb to 1 lb force range, compression force type, analog output, 5% to 95% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
alt
FSAGPDXX005LCSB5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 N to 5 N force range, compression force type, digital SPI, 5% to 95% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
alt
FSAGPDXX010WCAA5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 N to 10 N force range, compression force type, analog output, 10% to 90% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
alt
FSAGPDXX1.5LC5B5
FSA GPD 1.5 LBS C DIGITAL 5-95% 5.0V
alt
FSAGPNXX001RC4C5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 lb to 1 lb force range, compression force type, digital I<sup>2</sup>C, address 0x48 output, 20% to 80% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
alt
FSAGPNXX003LCAC5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 lb to 3 lb force range, compression force type, analog output, 10% to 90% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
alt
FSAGPNXX010WC2C3
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 N to 10 N force range, compression force type, digital I<sup>2</sup>C, address 0x28 output, 20% to 80% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage
alt
FSAGPNXX1.5LCAC5
FSA Series force sensor, compensated/amplified, gel coupling, plunger contact element, no diagnostics, 0 lb to 1.5 lb force range, compression force type, analog output, 20% to 80% transfer function, 5.0 Vdc supply voltage