The PASPORT Force Platform measures forces applied to the platform.
See the Buying Guide for this item's required, recommended, and additional accessories.
The sturdy, glass-filled nylon platform is supported by four force beams that measure the total force acting on the platform. You can use the Force Platform to measure the static weight of a structure or person, as well as the dynamic, vertical force created when moving or jumping. The platform can be placed on a floor or tabletop to measure vertical force, and mounted to a wall to measure horizontal force.
- Large enough for jumping and standing
- Rugged design
- Force Overload Protection
- Determine hang time by jumping from and landing on the platform
- Measure impulse and maximum force
- Measure the normal force acting on a person riding an elevator
- Use two Force Platforms to investigate Newton’s Third Law
- Use a Motion Sensor and a ball to compare the impulse and change in momentum as the ball collides with the platform
|Range||-1100 N to +4400 N|
|Force Overload Protection||up to 6600 N (1500 lb, 1700 N or 375 lb per beam)|
|Platform Size||35 cm x 35 cm|
|Zero (tare) Function||Push-button|
|Max Sample Rate||1000 Hz (2000 Hz with the 850 Interface)|
|Mass||4 kg (without handles)|
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »
Dedicated Datalogging with SPARK LXi
Consider an all-in-one, touchscreen data collection, graphing, and analysis tool for students. Designed for use with wired and wireless sensors, the SPARK LXi Datalogger simultaneously accommodates up to five wireless sensors and includes two ports for blue PASPORT sensors. It features an interactive, icon-based user interface within a shock-absorbing case and arrives packaged with SPARKvue, MatchGraph!, and Spectrometry software for interactive data collection and analysis. It can additionally connect via Bluetooth to the following interfaces: AirLink, SPARKlink Air, and 550 Universal Interface.
|Handle Set, Force Platform||PS-2548||$47|
|Force Platform Structure Bracket||ME-6988A||$40|
Force sensors are a classic component of any physics lab and provide students with a chance to visualize motion in real-time. We have spent decades developing innovative force sensors and load cells that continue to push the boundaries of motion experiments. This page compares connectivity and applications for our ScienceWorkshop, PASPORT, and Wireless Force Sensors, as well as our load cells.
Lab Activities & Experiments
|1 Axis Force Platform (PS 2141) Physiology Experiments||241.57 KB|
|PASPORT Force Platform Manual||English - 582.15 KB|
|Plataforma de fuerza||Spanish - 658.64 KB|
|Preferred orientation of shear forces for Force Platform (PS-2141)||Dec 15th, 2020|
|Spare parts for Force Platforms||Dec 15th, 2020|