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FlexiForce Sensor Demo Kit

SKU 30056 Categories ,

$24.99

60 in stock

Product Description

The Flexiforce sensor features a pressure sensitive disc pad on the end of an  ultra-thin (0.008 in.) flexible printed circuit ribbon that can be easily integrated into force measurement applications.

With the Flexiforce Sensor Kit, you can: 

  • Detect and measure a relative change in force or applied load
  • Detect and measure the rate of change in force
  • Identify force thresholds and trigger appropriate action
  • Detect contact and/or touch

Key Features:

  • 25 lbs load capacity
  • Versatile small size
  • Configurable accuracy
  • Easy programming

Application Ideas:

  • Touch Pads (i.e. VR Gloves, Joysticks)
  • Alarm Systems
  • Airbag Force
  • Aerospace
  • Horn Press
  • Robotic Grip Force
  • Compression Moldings

This will allow you to demonstrate the resistive nature of the sensor with a resistor/capacitor discharge-time measurement circuit; no correlations to weight are made. The resistance of the FlexiForce sensor is proportional to weight. The sensor included in the kit has a resolution of ≈ 1.6lbs. The active sensing area is a .375″ diameter circle at the end of the sensor. The conductive leads are easy to connect to a breadboard or through-hole area. The Flexiforce has an ideal output for A/D conversion – 0 V is no force and 4.2 V is 25 lbs. The RCTIME command may be used with a LOOKUP table or calibration formula to execute some math to make the output useful.

  • Power requirements: 5 VDC
  • Communication: Sensing area .375 in (9.53 mm) diameter
  • Dimensions: 8.00 x 0.55 x .005 in (203 x 9.53 x .127 mm)
  • Operating temp range: +15 to +140 °F (-9 to +60 °C)

Additional Information

Weight 0.0022 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

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