B3.2 - Strain Gage and Piezoelectric Based Force Sensors – A Comparison

T. Kleckers
Force Sensors play a critical role in mechatronic and test systems, because input quantities are essential to the interaction of mechanical engineering, electronics, and information technology. Measuring forces at high accuracy often is a compulsory requirement in this field. For this purpose, modern sensors based on strain-gage and piezoelectric methods are available. Strain gage-based force transducers use a loaded member which converts the force to be measured into a mechanical stress. The strain gages are...