The model 400 FSR is a single-zone Force Sensing Resistor optimized for use in human touch control of electronic devices such as automotive electronics, medical systems, and in industrial and robotics applications. FSRs are two-wire devices. They are robust polymer thick film (PTF) sensors that exhibit a decrease in resistance with increase in force applied to the surface of the sensor. It has a 5.1mm diameter active area and is available in 4 connection options. Interlink Electronics FSR 400 series is part of the single zone Force Sensing Resistor family.
Features and Benefits
- Actuation force as low as 0.1N and sensitivity range to 20N
- Easily customizable to a wide range of sizes
- Cost effective
- Ultra thin
- Robust: Up to 10 million actuations
- Simple and easy to integrate
- Overall length: 1.75"
- Overall width: 0.28"
- Sensing area: 0.3"
Detect & Qualify Press
Sense whether a touch is accidental or intended, by reading force
Use force for UI feedback
Detect more or less user force, to make a more intuitive interface
Enhance tool safety
Differentiate a grip from a touch, as a safety lock
Find centroid of force
Use multiple sensors to determine centroid of force
Detect presence, position or motion
of a person or patient in a bed, chair or medical device
Detect liquid blockage
Detect tube or pump occlusion or blockage by measuring back pressure
- Many other force change detection applications