Model: 218C

$479.00 USD
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Multi-purpose force sensor, 5k lb comp., 500 lb tension, 18 pC/lb

  • Sensitivity: (±15%) 18 pC/lb (4047 pC/kN)
  • Upper Frequency Limit: 36000 Hz
  • Temperature Range: -300 to +400 °F (-184 to +204 °C)
  • Mounting Thread: 10-32 Female
  • Weight: 0.79 oz (22.4 gm)

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Sensitivity (±15 %)18 pC/lb4047 pC/kN 
Measurement Range (Compression)≤5000 lb≤22.24 kN 
Measurement Range (Tension)≤500 lb≤2.224 kN 
Maximum Static Force (Compression)8000 lb35.59 kN 
Maximum Static Force (Tension)500 lb2.224 kN 
Upper Frequency Limit36000 Hz36000 Hz[2][3] 
Non-Linearity≤1 % FS≤1 % FS[1] 
Temperature Range-300 to +400 °F-184 to +204 °C 
Temperature Coefficient of Sensitivity≤0.03 %/°F≤0.054 %/°C 
Capacitance14 pF14 pF[4] 
Insulation Resistance≥1E12 ≥1E12  
Stiffness6 lb/µin1.05 kN/µm[4] 
Size - Hex0.625 in15.88 mm 
Size - Height0.625 in15.88 mm 
Size - Sensing Surface0.500 in12.7 mm 
Weight0.79 oz22.4 gm 
Housing MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel 
Electrical Connector10-32 Coaxial Jack10-32 Coaxial Jack 
Electrical Connection PositionSideSide 
Mounting Thread10-32 Female10-32 Female 

All specifications are at room temperature unless otherwise specified.


Product Notes
[1] Zero-based, least-squares, straight line method.
[2] Estimated using rigid body dynamics calculations.
[3] Low frequency response and system noise dependent on choice of external signal conditioning electronics.
[4] Typical.
[5] See PCB Declaration of Conformance PS158 for details.
080A81Thread Locker(1)
084A03Impact Cap(1)
081B05Mounting Stud (10-32 to 10-32)(2)
M081A62Mounting stud, 10-32 to M6 x 1, BeCu with shoulder(2)
Optional Versions:
(P) Positive Output Polarity
(W) Water Resistant Cable
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