The force sensors are based on a technology that converts pressure, weight and force into a measurable variable electrical resistance.
The force sensor has a simple construction and interface and can also be used at extreme temperatures, with typical values between -40 and 100 ° C. These sensors allow to define large key surfaces, very good for detection applications, as well as to combine multiple functions in one key.
A protective plate (aluminum, glass, plexi, etc.) can be mounted on top of the sensor to make the construction vandal-resistant.
Some typical applications:
Seat detection, potentiometer, analog joystick, burglar alarm, control panels for white goods products, etc.