The TE Connectivity FX29 Series 50 Newtons compact compression load cell, available now from RS Components, provides exceptional price-to-performance in a robust sensor package. The series offers low power consumption in a compact design, with amplified analog outputs and high over-range capability.
The device is optimised for embedded force-sensing applications, from disposable medical devices to durable appliances and exercise equipment. It provides design flexibility with mV, amplified, and digital output options.
The device employs a two-piece construction of stainless steel materials. Combining a metal injection moulded flexure, and microminiaturised MEMS strain gauges allow flexibility of force range options for a lower cost sensor. These improvements over previous load cell designs give the device more precise dimensional control and better performance.
Suitable applications include medical infusion pump, analog and digital scales, fitness and exercise equipment, payload weighing, power tools, robotics, surgical and dental tools, battery-powered devices, and manufacturing equipment.