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FlexiForce A201


The FlexiForce A201 force sensor is an ultra-thin, flexible printed circuit. The force sensors are constructed of two layers of substrate (polyester/polyimide) film. On each layer, a conductive material (silver) is applied, followed by a layer of pressure-sensitive ink. Adhesive is then used to laminate the two layers of substrate together to form the force sensor. The active sensing area is defined by the silver circle on top of the pressure-sensitive ink. Silver extends from the sensing area to the connectors at the other end of the sensor, forming the conductive leads. A201 sensors are terminated with male square pins, allowing them to be easily incorporated into a circuit. The two outer pins of the connector are active and the center pin is inactive.

FlexiForce A201 - Force sensor is an ultra-thin, flexible printed circuit. 0-1 lb. Range
Part No. Description Price Stock
FlexiForce A201-1 Force sensor is an ultra-thin, flexible printed circuit. 0-1 lb. Range $24
FlexiForce A201-100 Force sensor is an ultra-thin, flexible printed circuit. 0-100 lb. Range $24 5
FlexiForce A201-25 Force sensor is an ultra-thin, flexible printed circuit. 0-25 lb. Range $24 1
∗ Standard lead time is 1 week


How it Works
The FlexiForce single element force sensor acts as a force sensing resistor in an electrical circuit. When the force sensor is unloaded, its resistance is very high. When a force is applied to the sensor, this resistance decreases. The resistance can be read by connecting a multimeter to the outer two pins, then applying a force to the sensing area. In the image below, the plot shows both the Force vs. resistance and Force vs. conductance (1/R). Note that the conductance curve is linear, and therefore useful in calibration.