Kistler's robust Type 9217A force sensor uses an ultra-sensitive PiezoStar element to provide precise measurement of tensile and compressive forces in tough industrial conditions in production process monitoring systems. With a measuring range of +/-500N and sensitivity of a few millinewtons, the Type 9217A force sensor is equally suitable for use in both production and laboratory applications. The rigid construction ensures that the sensor is resistant to lateral forces and has a high tolerance to bending moments, which minimises interference effects. The sensor weighs only 16g, has an outer diameter of 8.5mm and overall length of 28.5mm, and the operating temperature range is from -80 to +205degC.
Mounting is by means of an M10 external thread with a front-end hole tapped M3 to provide simple and flexible adaptation for testing switches, pushbuttons, plugs, springs and other components and assemblies, as well as for highly sensitive force measurement in research and development applications. The sensor is supplied with calibrated measuring ranges of 100 per cent and 10 per cent.