PCB’s quartz, piezoelectric force, and strain sensors are durable measurement devices with exceptional characteristics for measuring high frequency dynamic force and strain events. Typical measurements include dynamic and quasi-static forces encountered during actuation, compression, impact, impulse, reaction, and tension.

Since the measurement signal generated by a quartz sensor will decay over time, long-term, static force measurements are not feasible. However, shorter-term, or “quasi-static,” measurements are possible within certain time limits, depending upon the sensor and signal conditioning used.

Due to this limitation, it is not practical to use quartz force sensors in weighing applications where a strain gauge load cell is best suited. For dynamic force applications, however, quartz force sensors offer many advantages and several unique characteristics that make them ideal choices for many dynamic force measurement requirements.

Key features of PCB force sensors

Force sensors manufactured by PCB are trusted by experts for their high-quality components, and feature:

  • High stiffness, ruggedness and durability
  • High frequency ranges
  • Wide dynamic ranges
  • Fast rise times
  • Consistent, repeatable results

Our calibration centers are accredited to ISO 17025, and each sensor shipped includes a calibration certificate traceable to NIST. A lifetime warranty and same-day shipping are standard with our Platinum Stock sensors program.

Applications of PCB force sensors

Force sensors are used in research and development applications that require the measurement of shock, impact and strain. Our force sensors are a great fit for:

  • Fracture Testing
  • Press Monitoring
  • Fatigue Testing
  • Crash Testing
  • Drop Testing

Choose PCB force sensors for your research & development needs

To discuss specific applications, please contact us at 1-800-828-8840 or request a quote.