Force Sensors

By Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions T&M 168

Force Sensors

Honeywell Sensing's force sensors deliver built-in stability and flexibility, to provide enhanced performance in most applications. Whether using them for critical applications such as IV drips and dialysis or serious engineering like robotic end-effectors, Honeywell offers a broad line of force sensor options.

Honeywell offers various coupling mechanism force sensors for an interface which is best suited for the application: mechanical coupled (FSG, FSS, and FSS-SMT), hybrid (FSA), and gel coupled (1865 and TBF).

The various force ranges and options (compensated, uncompensated, amplified sensors, unamplified sensors, and various sizes and price points) provide customer flexibility to select the most appropriate package for their application.


  • Measures the addition or backup of force
  • Resistance of silicon-implanted piezoresistors increases when flexed under applied force
  • Concentrates force directly to silicon-sensing element
  • Change in circuit resistance results in corresponding output level
  • Medical:
    • Infusion pumps
    • Ablation catheters
    • Syringe pumps
    • Surgical robotics
    • Dialysis machines
  • Industrial:
    • High-end kitchen appliances
    • Humidifiers
    • Scent machines
    • Wearables
    • Physical therapy machines
  • Transportation:
    • Grip control
    • Dead mans' switches
    • Smart wheelchairs
    • Construction equipment
    • Off-road vehicles
  • Automotive:
    • Volume control for steering wheels
  • Hospital Applications
  • Sensors and Switches for Medical Applications
  • Sensors and Switches for Potential Medical Applications
  • Sensors in Hemodialysis Machine
  • Sensors in Infusion Pumps
  • Diagnostics for Board-Mount Pressure and Force
  • FSA App Note
  • TBF App Note
  • TBF Technical Note