Force Sensors

TE Connectivity (TE) designs and manufactures force sensors for applications that require high performance or unique packaging, including electro-mechanical flight control, test and measurement and ultra-low cost OEM load cells for medium to high volumes. Based on our proprietary piezoresistive silicon strain gage (Microfused) technology, our sensors combine durability and long-term stability in extremely low cost packages.

Force Sensor Applications

Our flight-qualified sensors monitor secondary load path engagement and supply real-time information from primary flight control forces to the flight data recorder (Black Box). Other applications include force feedback for the autopilot automatic disconnect function and flap jam detection systems. Our OEM and Test and Measurement (T&M) load cells offer custom packaging and electronics with analog or digital outputs, suited for both low and high force environments.