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Force Sensors

MicroForce FMA Series

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

MicroForce FMA Series

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The FMA Series are piezoresistive-based force sensors offering a 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. All products are designed and manufactured according to ISO 9001 standards. These products offer a more stable output which is directly proportional to the force applied to the mechanically-coupled sphere. The FMA Series is available with pocket tape and reel packaging.

Value to Customers

The FMA Series are designed to meet the customer’s need for a compensated, amplified force sensor which provides digital outputs, a variety of force sensing ranges, a small, cost-effective format, and enhanced durability and accuracy. The flexible design provides multiple standard configurations over a wide operating temperature range.

Differentiation
  • Multiple force ranges allow the customer to choose the force range to maximize sensitivity and improve system resolution/performance
  • Smaller package allows for space constrained applications
  • Robust design provides enhanced durability in applications where overforce may exist
  • Enhanced accuracy includes all errors due to force non-linearity, force hysteresis, and non-repeatability
  • Reduced Total Error Band enhances system performance
  • Digital output enhances performance through reduced conversion requirements and the convenience of direct interface to microprocessors
  • Diagnostic functions allow the user to determine if the sensor is working correctly by detecting if electrical paths are broken or shorted inside the sensor
  • Selectable supply voltages provide customers with design flexibility

Others

  • Storage Temperature
    • -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
  • Shock
    • MIL-STD-202, Method 213, Condition A (50 G)
  • Operating Temperature
    • -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
  • Vibration
    • MIL-STD-202, Method 214, Condition 1F (20.71 Gms)
  • Diagnostics
    • Yes
  • Transfer Function
    • 20% to 80%
  • Compensated Temperature
    • 5°C to 50°C [41°F to 122°F]
  • Overforce or Overpressure
    • 15 N
    • 45 N
    • 75 N
  • Null Offset
    • Varies by transfer function
  • Accuracy
    • ±2 %FSS BFSL typ.
  • Signal Conditioning
    • Amplified
  • Output
    • Digital SPI
    • Digital I<sup>2</sup>C, address 0x28
  • Packaging
    • Tape and reel
  • Supply Voltage
    • 3.3 V ±10% supply voltage
  • Series Name
    • FMA
  • Operating Force or Pressure
    • 0 N to 15 N
    • 0 N to 5 N
    • 0 N to 25 N

Others

  • Storage Temperature
    • -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
  • Shock
    • MIL-STD-202, Method 213, Condition A (50 G)
  • Operating Temperature
    • -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
  • Vibration
    • MIL-STD-202, Method 214, Condition 1F (20.71 Gms)
  • Diagnostics
    • Yes
  • Transfer Function
    • 20% to 80%
  • Compensated Temperature
    • 5°C to 50°C [41°F to 122°F]
  • Overforce or Overpressure
    • 15 N
    • 45 N
    • 75 N
  • Null Offset
    • Varies by transfer function
  • Accuracy
    • ±2 %FSS BFSL typ.
  • Signal Conditioning
    • Amplified
  • Output
    • Digital SPI
    • Digital I<sup>2</sup>C, address 0x28
  • Packaging
    • Tape and reel
  • Supply Voltage
    • 3.3 V ±10% supply voltage
  • Series Name
    • FMA
  • Operating Force or Pressure
    • 0 N to 15 N
    • 0 N to 5 N
    • 0 N to 25 N
  • Storage Temperature : -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
  • Shock : MIL-STD-202, Method 213, Condition A (50 G)
  • Operating Temperature : -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
  • Vibration : MIL-STD-202, Method 214, Condition 1F (20.71 Gms)
  • Diagnostics : Yes
  • Transfer Function : 20% to 80%
  • Compensated Temperature : 5°C to 50°C [41°F to 122°F]
  • Overforce or Overpressure : 15 N|45 N|75 N
  • Null Offset : Varies by transfer function
  • Accuracy : ±2 %FSS BFSL typ.
  • Signal Conditioning : Amplified
  • Output : Digital SPI|Digital I2C, address 0x28
  • Packaging : Tape and reel
  • Supply Voltage : 3.3 V ±10% supply voltage
  • Series Name : FMA
  • Operating Force or Pressure : 0 N to 15 N|0 N to 5 N|0 N to 25 N
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
Solutions for Infusion Pumps
2.36 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 2.36 MB
Brochure
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
I2C Communications with Honeywell Digital Output Force Sensors
864.13 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 864.13 KB
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
10/14/2020
PDF 10.08 MB
Overforce Design Considerations
763.02 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 763.02 KB
Force Sensor Diagnostics
651.73 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 651.73 KB
SPI Communications with Honeywell Digital Output Force Sensors
839.79 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 839.79 KB
MicroForce Sensor Coupling
877.14 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 877.14 KB
Technical Note
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
FMA Series highres photo
146.57 KB
9/10/2020
146.57 KB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in Coffee and Espresso Machines Sell Sheet
3.66 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 3.66 MB
FMA Series 15 Newton CAD model.zip
258.39 KB
10/19/2020
258.39 KB
FMA Series 25 Newton CAD model.zip
256.54 KB
10/19/2020
256.54 KB
FMA Series 5 Newton CAD model.zip
260.39 KB
10/19/2020
260.39 KB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in Robotic Surgery Equipment Sell Sheet
1.35 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 1.35 MB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in High-End Kitchen Appliances Sell Sheet
2.55 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 2.55 MB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in Smart Vending and Dispensing Machines
2.09 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 2.09 MB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in Industrial Knitting Machines Sell Sheet
1.92 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 1.92 MB
Data Sheet
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
MicroForce FMA Series Force Sensors
597.53 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 597.53 KB
Others
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
FMA Series lowres photo
27.73 KB
9/10/2020
27.73 KB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
Sensors and Switches: Solutions for Medical Applications
1.35 MB
1/11/2021
PDF 1.35 MB
I2C Communications with Honeywell Digital Output Force Sensors
864.13 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 864.13 KB
FMA Series highres photo
146.57 KB
9/10/2020
146.57 KB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in Coffee and Espresso Machines Sell Sheet
3.66 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 3.66 MB
Airflow, Force, and Pressure Sensors Range Guide
2.03 MB
1/11/2021
PDF 2.03 MB
FMA Series 15 Newton CAD model.zip
258.39 KB
10/19/2020
258.39 KB
FMA Series 25 Newton CAD model.zip
256.54 KB
10/19/2020
256.54 KB
FMA Series 5 Newton CAD model.zip
260.39 KB
10/19/2020
260.39 KB
Solutions for Infusion Pumps
2.36 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 2.36 MB
Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
10.08 MB
10/14/2020
PDF 10.08 MB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in Robotic Surgery Equipment Sell Sheet
1.35 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 1.35 MB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in High-End Kitchen Appliances Sell Sheet
2.55 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 2.55 MB
MicroForce FMA Series Force Sensors
597.53 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 597.53 KB
Overforce Design Considerations
763.02 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 763.02 KB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in Smart Vending and Dispensing Machines
2.09 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 2.09 MB
Force Sensor Diagnostics
651.73 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 651.73 KB
FMA Series lowres photo
27.73 KB
9/10/2020
27.73 KB
SPI Communications with Honeywell Digital Output Force Sensors
839.79 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 839.79 KB
MicroForce Sensor Coupling
877.14 KB
9/10/2020
PDF 877.14 KB
FMA Series MicroForce Sensors for Use in Industrial Knitting Machines Sell Sheet
1.92 MB
9/10/2020
PDF 1.92 MB