TE Connectivity – FC22 Compression Load Cell

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TE Connectivity’s (TE) FC22 is a medium compression force sensor that creates new markets previously unrealizable due to cost and performance constraints. The FC22 offers normalized zero and span for interchangeability and is thermally compensated for changes in zero and span with respect to temperature.

The FC22 incorporates TE’s MEAS’ proprietary Microfused technology which employs micro machined silicon piezo resistive strain gages fused with high temperature glass to a high performance stainless steel substrate. Microfused technology eliminates age-sensitive organic epoxies used in traditional load cell designs providing excellent long term span and zero stability. The FC22 measures direct force and is therefore not subject to lead-die fatigue failure common with competitive designs which use a pressure capsule embedded within a silicone gel-filled cavity. Operating at very low strains, Microfused technology provides an essentially unlimited cycle life expectancy, superior resolu- tion, and high over-range capabilities.

FEATURES

  • Small size
  • Low noise
  • Robust: high over-range capability
  • High reliability
  • Low deflection
  • Essentially unlimited cycle life expectancy
  • Low off center errors
  • Fast response time
  • 10 to 100 lbf ranges
  • Reverse polarity protected

APPLICATIONS

  • Medical infusion pumps
  • Robotics end-effectors
  • Variable force control
  • Load and compression sensing
  • Exercise machines
  • Pumps
  • Contact sensing
  • Weighing
  • Household appliances

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