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Force Sensors

FSS-SMT Series

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

Honeywell FSS-SMT Series force sensors are designed to be one of the most reliable force sensors available as illustrated by 20 million Mean Cycles to Failure (MCTF) at 25 °C [77 °F] rating. This low profile Surface Mount Technology (SMT) sensor allows for automated assembly on a printed circuit board, often helping the customer to reduce assembly costs.

The FSS-SMT Series force sensor is designed to provide precise and reliable force sensing performance in a compact commercial-grade package. The sensor incorporates Honeywell sensing technology that uses a specialized piezoresistive micromachined silicon sensing element. The low power, unamplified, uncompensated Wheatstone bridge circuit design provides inherently stable mV output over the force range.

Force sensors operate on the principle that the resistance of silicon-implanted piezoresistors will change when the resistors flex under applied force. The sensor concentrates force from the applications, 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 load excitation capacities up to 60 N (range dependent). The stainless steel ball provides excellent mechanical stability, and is suitable for a variety of potential medical and commercial applications.

Data Sheet
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Description
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FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
application/pdf 326.16 KB
7/22/2021
326.16 KB
Manuals and Guides
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Sensor Evaluation Board (SEB) User Instructions
application/pdf 1.64 MB
1/11/2022
1.64 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.
application/pdf 4.14 MB
7/22/2021
4.14 MB
Installation Instructions
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FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
application/pdf 307.09 KB
7/22/2021
307.09 KB
Brochure
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Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
application/pdf 10.15 MB
7/22/2021
10.15 MB
Application Note
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Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
application/pdf 1.34 MB
11/23/2021
1.34 MB
Defence Ground Vehicles -
application/pdf 872.87 KB
10/25/2022
872.87 KB
Product Photo
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FSS-SMT Series Product Photo
application/zip 71.24 KB
7/22/2021
71.24 KB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
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Sensor Evaluation Board (SEB) User Instructions
1.64 MB
1/11/2022
1.64 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
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
FSS-SMT Series Product Photo
71.24 KB
7/22/2021
71.24 KB
FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
307.09 KB
7/22/2021
307.09 KB
FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
326.16 KB
7/22/2021
326.16 KB
Defence Ground Vehicles -
872.87 KB
10/25/2022
872.87 KB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
326.16 KB
7/22/2021
Sensor Evaluation Board (SEB) User Instructions
1.64 MB
1/11/2022
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
FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
307.09 KB
7/22/2021
Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
10.15 MB
7/22/2021
Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
1.34 MB
11/23/2021
Defence Ground Vehicles -
872.87 KB
10/25/2022
FSS-SMT Series Product Photo
71.24 KB
7/22/2021
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Description
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FSS005WNGB
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 5 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS005WNGR
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 5 N force range, tape and reel packaging
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FSS005WNGT
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 5 N force range, standard tube packaging
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FSS010WNGB
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 10 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS010WNGR
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 10 N force range, tape and reel packaging
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FSS010WNGT
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 10 N force range, standard tube packaging
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FSS015WNGB
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 15 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS015WNGT
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 15 N force range, standard tube packaging
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FSS020WNGB
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 20 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS020WNGR
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 20 N force range, tape and reel packaging
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SKU
Description
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FSS005WNGB
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 5 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS005WNGR
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 5 N force range, tape and reel packaging
alt
FSS005WNGT
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 5 N force range, standard tube packaging
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FSS010WNGB
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 10 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS010WNGR
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 10 N force range, tape and reel packaging
alt
FSS010WNGT
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 10 N force range, standard tube packaging
alt
FSS015WNGB
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 15 N force range, short tube packaging
alt
FSS015WNGT
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 15 N force range, standard tube packaging
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FSS020WNGB
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 20 N force range, short tube packaging
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FSS020WNGR
FSS-SMT Series force sensor, uncompensated/unamplified, low profile package, 0 N to 20 N force range, tape and reel packaging