Designed to measure both pulling and pushing forces allowing labs from cart collisions to tug-of-war.
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PASCO’s durable, reliable Force Sensor has been designed specifically for the student physics lab. Its wide-range, high-frequency response and a low noise transducer help generate excellent impulse graphs, smooth harmonic motion data, and more. The sensor’s special strain gauge consistently generates the same output for the same force and is designed to minimize side loads. Damping materials reduce vibrations caused by collisions without affecting results. Any dynamics cart accessories can be mounted on top of the Force Sensor.
- Ignores Side Loads
- -50 to +50 N range
- Built-in Accessory Tray
- Measure force during elastic and inelastic collisions
- Measure force exerted by an oscillating mass
- Measure force of a swinging pendulum
|Force Range||±50 N|
|Resolution||0.03 N or 3.1 grams|
|Zero (Tare) Function||Push-button|
|Force-overload Protection||Mechanical stop prevents forces of more than 50 N from damaging the sensor|
|Pin Configuration||8-pin DIN plug Mounts on standard 12.7 mm support rods|
|Maximum Sample Rate||Depends on interface|
|Output Noise||±2 mV|
|Slew Rate||25 N/ms|
|Bandwidth Limit||2 kHz (internal low pass filter)|
|Output Drive||8 meters of cable without instability|
|Mounting Options||Mounts on standard 12.7 mm support rods|
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 »
ScienceWorkshop Sensors and PASPORT Interfaces
Most of PASCO's ScienceWorkshop sensors may be used with our PASPORT interfaces by using the correct adapter. Learn more about our analog and digital PASPORT adaptors in the following guide:
|Force Sensor Balance Stand||CI-6460||$54|
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.