Quality Magazine

Miniature Quartz Force Sensor

August 13, 2007
The Model 219A05 miniature charge output quartz force sensor is for industrial applications where space is at a premium. The sensor is ideal for obtaining an indirect measurement of injection molding cavity pressure by positioning the sensor behind an ejector pin. The high stiffness property of the sensor allows it to follow very fast transient events. It also may be used to measure short-term quasi-static processes. The removable cable allows for a choice of lengths and terminating connector type, and facilitates easy field repair in the event a cable is damaged. The sensor’s full-scale measurement ranges up to 560 pounds (2.5 kilonewtons), and its compact size of 0.24-inch (6 millimeters) diameter by 0.24-inch (6 millimeters) height allows the sensor to be used for other applications involving compression forces, such as push buttons and pin insertion on circuit boards, switches and actuators.

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