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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

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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.

Others

  • Shock
    • 150 g
  • Operating Temperature
    • -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
  • Vibration
    • 0 kHz to 2 kHz, 20 G sine
  • Diagnostics
    • No
  • Overforce or Overpressure
    • 30 N
    • 15 N
    • 45 N
    • 60 N
  • Input Resistance
    • 4.0 kOhm min., 5.0 kOhm typ., 6.0 kOhm max.
  • Sensitivity Shift over Temperature
    • ±0.5 mV typ.
  • Null Offset
    • ±30 mV
  • Output Resistance
    • 4.0 kOhm min., 5.0 kOhm typ., 6.0 kOhm max.
  • Sensitivity
    • 2.2 mV/V/N min., 2.4 mV/V/N min., 2.6 mV/V/N min.
    • 6.6 mV/V/N min., 7.2 mV/V/N min., 7.8 mV/V/N min.
    • 3.3 mV/V/N min., 3.6 mV/V/N min., 3.9 mV/V/N min.
    • 1.65 mV/V/N min., 1.8 mV/V/N min., 1.95 mV/V/N min.
  • Signal Conditioning
    • Unamplified
  • Linearity
    • ±0.5% span, BFSL
  • Output
    • Analog
  • Packaging
    • Standard tube
    • Short tube
    • Tape and reel
  • Supply Voltage
    • 3.3 V min., 10 V typ., 12.5 V max.
  • Series Name
    • FSS-SMT
  • Null Shift over Temperature
    • ±0.5 mV typ.
  • Operating Force or Pressure
    • 0 N to 5 N
    • 0 N to 15 N
    • 0 N to 10 N
    • 0 N to 20 N
  • Storage Temperature
    • -40°C to 100°C [-40°F to 212°F]

Others

  • Shock
    • 150 g
  • Operating Temperature
    • -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
  • Vibration
    • 0 kHz to 2 kHz, 20 G sine
  • Diagnostics
    • No
  • Overforce or Overpressure
    • 30 N
    • 15 N
    • 45 N
    • 60 N
  • Input Resistance
    • 4.0 kOhm min., 5.0 kOhm typ., 6.0 kOhm max.
  • Sensitivity Shift over Temperature
    • ±0.5 mV typ.
  • Null Offset
    • ±30 mV
  • Output Resistance
    • 4.0 kOhm min., 5.0 kOhm typ., 6.0 kOhm max.
  • Sensitivity
    • 2.2 mV/V/N min., 2.4 mV/V/N min., 2.6 mV/V/N min.
    • 6.6 mV/V/N min., 7.2 mV/V/N min., 7.8 mV/V/N min.
    • 3.3 mV/V/N min., 3.6 mV/V/N min., 3.9 mV/V/N min.
    • 1.65 mV/V/N min., 1.8 mV/V/N min., 1.95 mV/V/N min.
  • Signal Conditioning
    • Unamplified
  • Linearity
    • ±0.5% span, BFSL
  • Output
    • Analog
  • Packaging
    • Standard tube
    • Short tube
    • Tape and reel
  • Supply Voltage
    • 3.3 V min., 10 V typ., 12.5 V max.
  • Series Name
    • FSS-SMT
  • Null Shift over Temperature
    • ±0.5 mV typ.
  • Operating Force or Pressure
    • 0 N to 5 N
    • 0 N to 15 N
    • 0 N to 10 N
    • 0 N to 20 N
  • Storage Temperature
    • -40°C to 100°C [-40°F to 212°F]
  • Shock : 150 g
  • Operating Temperature : -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
  • Vibration : 0 kHz to 2 kHz, 20 G sine
  • Diagnostics : No
  • Overforce or Overpressure : 30 N|15 N|45 N|60 N
  • Input Resistance : 4.0 kOhm min., 5.0 kOhm typ., 6.0 kOhm max.
  • Sensitivity Shift over Temperature : ±0.5 mV typ.
  • Null Offset : ±30 mV
  • Output Resistance : 4.0 kOhm min., 5.0 kOhm typ., 6.0 kOhm max.
  • Sensitivity : 2.2 mV/V/N min., 2.4 mV/V/N min., 2.6 mV/V/N min.|6.6 mV/V/N min., 7.2 mV/V/N min., 7.8 mV/V/N min.|3.3 mV/V/N min., 3.6 mV/V/N min., 3.9 mV/V/N min.|1.65 mV/V/N min., 1.8 mV/V/N min., 1.95 mV/V/N min.
  • Signal Conditioning : Unamplified
  • Linearity : ±0.5% span, BFSL
  • Output : Analog
  • Packaging : Standard tube|Short tube|Tape and reel
  • Supply Voltage : 3.3 V min., 10 V typ., 12.5 V max.
  • Series Name : FSS-SMT
  • Null Shift over Temperature : ±0.5 mV typ.
  • Operating Force or Pressure : 0 N to 5 N|0 N to 15 N|0 N to 10 N|0 N to 20 N
  • Storage Temperature : -40°C to 100°C [-40°F to 212°F]
Data Sheet
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
326.16 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 326.16 KB
Manuals and Guides
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Description
File Size
Date
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FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
307.09 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 307.09 KB
Brochure
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Description
File Size
Date
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Airflow, Force, and Pressure Sensors Range Guide
2.03 MB
1/11/2021
PDF 2.03 MB
Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
10.08 MB
12/3/2020
PDF 10.08 MB
Application Note
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
1.35 MB
1/11/2021
PDF 1.35 MB
Product Photo
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Description
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Date
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FSS-SMT Series lowres photo.jpg
16.63 KB
12/3/2020
16.63 KB
FSS-SMT Series highres photo.jpg
56.36 KB
12/3/2020
56.36 KB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
1.35 MB
1/11/2021
PDF 1.35 MB
Airflow, Force, and Pressure Sensors Range Guide
2.03 MB
1/11/2021
PDF 2.03 MB
Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
10.08 MB
12/3/2020
PDF 10.08 MB
FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
326.16 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 326.16 KB
FSS-SMT Series Low Profile Force Sensors
307.09 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 307.09 KB
FSS-SMT Series lowres photo.jpg
16.63 KB
12/3/2020
16.63 KB
FSS-SMT Series highres photo.jpg
56.36 KB
12/3/2020
56.36 KB