Compression/Tension force sensor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by bug13, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. bug13

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    Hi guys

    I am looking for a compression/tension force sensor, it needs to be able to handle +/-500N, where can I find one??

    Thanks a lot!!
  2. elec_mech

    Senior Member

    Nov 12, 2008
    It's been awhile since I've used these, but if memory serves, S-Beam load cells can do both compression and tension. 500N works out to ~112 lbf, so a 200 lbf sensor here might work. You'll need something to read the sensor.

    More sensors from the same company here.

    You can Google load sensor and s-beam sensor to find more suppliers, perhaps one closer to you.
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