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Force Sensors

FSS Series

0 N to 20 N force ranges. Unamplified, uncompensated. 360 mV typ. output. Low deflection. Small size

The FSS Series Force Sensor provides precise, reliable force sensing performance in a compact, commercial-grade package at a cost effective price. The sensor features a proven sensing technology that uses a specialized piezoresistive, micromachined silicon sensing element. The low power, unamplified, uncompensated Wheatstone bridge circuit design provides inherently stable mV outputs over the force range.

Force sensors operate on the principle that the resistance of silicon-implanted piezoresistors will increase when the resistors flex under any applied force. The sensor concentrates force from the application, through the stainless steel ball, directly to the silicon-sensing element. The amount of resistance changes in proportion to the amount of force being applied. This change in circuit resistance results in a corresponding mV output level change.

The sensor package design incorporates patented modular construction. The use of innovative elastomeric technology and engineered molded plastics results in overforce capacities of up to three times the rated force. The stainless steel ball provides excellent mechanical stability and is adaptable to a variety of applications.

The FSS Series Sensor delivered 20 million operations in Mean Cycles to Failure (MCTF) reliability testing at 50°C [122°F]. This test determines the number of possible sensor operations at full scale until failure.

Data Sheet
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Description
File Size
Date
Size
FSS Series Low Profile Force Sensors
application/pdf 350.85 KB
7/22/2021
350.85 KB
Manuals and Guides
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Description
File Size
Date
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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 4.14 MB
7/22/2021
4.14 MB
Sensor Evaluation Board (SEB) User Instructions
application/pdf 1.64 MB
1/11/2022
1.64 MB
Installation Instructions
Name
Description
File Size
Date
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FSS Series Low Profile Force Sensors
application/pdf 372.38 KB
7/22/2021
372.38 KB
Brochure
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Description
File Size
Date
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Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
application/pdf 10.15 MB
7/22/2021
10.15 MB
Embedded Products in Hospital Applications
application/pdf 4.7 MB
7/22/2021
4.7 MB
Application Note
Name
Description
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Date
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Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
application/pdf 1.34 MB
11/23/2021
1.34 MB
Solutions for Infusion Pumps
application/pdf 2.35 MB
11/25/2021
2.35 MB
Defence Ground Vehicles -
application/pdf 872.87 KB
10/25/2022
872.87 KB
Product Photo
Name
Description
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Date
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FSS Series Product Photo
application/zip 66.05 KB
7/22/2021
66.05 KB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
FSS Series Low Profile Force Sensors
372.38 KB
7/22/2021
372.38 KB
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.
4.14 MB
7/22/2021
4.14 MB
Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
10.15 MB
7/22/2021
10.15 MB
Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
1.34 MB
11/23/2021
1.34 MB
Sensor Evaluation Board (SEB) User Instructions
1.64 MB
1/11/2022
1.64 MB
Solutions for Infusion Pumps
2.35 MB
11/25/2021
2.35 MB
Defence Ground Vehicles -
872.87 KB
10/25/2022
872.87 KB
FSS Series Product Photo
66.05 KB
7/22/2021
66.05 KB
Embedded Products in Hospital Applications
4.7 MB
7/22/2021
4.7 MB
FSS Series Low Profile Force Sensors
350.85 KB
7/22/2021
350.85 KB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
FSS Series Low Profile Force Sensors
350.85 KB
7/22/2021
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.
4.14 MB
7/22/2021
Sensor Evaluation Board (SEB) User Instructions
1.64 MB
1/11/2022
FSS Series Low Profile Force Sensors
372.38 KB
7/22/2021
Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
10.15 MB
7/22/2021
Embedded Products in Hospital Applications
4.7 MB
7/22/2021
Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
1.34 MB
11/23/2021
Solutions for Infusion Pumps
2.35 MB
11/25/2021
Defence Ground Vehicles -
872.87 KB
10/25/2022
FSS Series Product Photo
66.05 KB
7/22/2021
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Description
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FSS005WNSB
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 5 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS010WNSB
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 10 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS015WNSB
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 15 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS020WNSB
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 20 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS020WNST
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 20 N force range, standard tube packaging
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SKU
Description
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FSS005WNSB
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 5 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS010WNSB
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 10 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS015WNSB
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 15 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS020WNSB
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 20 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS020WNST
FSS Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile SMT package, 0 N to 20 N force range, standard tube packaging