With its flat construction this force sensor is specially designed to be fitted to a pedal. By this, the operator's forces for each respective action, for example brake tests, can be measured directly and the reaction of the vehicle or machine can be designated. This applies to real test drives, as well as in driving simulators. Due to the special construction of the membrane, it is irrelevant whether an upright or hanging pedal is concerned. The sensor is designed in a way that unavoidable lateral forces have as little impact on the measurement result as possible. Using a central internal thread on the control surface, various machine-related adaptor parts can be easily mounted. Because the pedal is convex-shaped on its surface, the pedal force sensor has a very rigid base plate and therefore can easily be applied to various geometrics. The mounting can even take place on a pedal with an elastomer covering.
With a height of only 17 mm, this sensor is particularly flat and, in its assembled state, does not interfere with the operation task of the pedal. Additionally, its diameter of less than 60 mm makes this sensor suitable for almost all forms of pedals. The sensor is screwed together in a safe and stable way with a suitable bracket which goes under the pedal. Due to various pedal designs, this bracket is not included in the delivery scope and has to be manufactured separately to fit to the pedal. The connection cable is specially protected, it sturdily holds using PG cable glands and is suitable for robots: Therefore lots of movements in realistic, dirty and damp areas are guaranteed. On the measurement membrane in addition to its stable mechanics several bridges formed by strain gauges protect the sensor from additional transverse forces. The operator provides, from personal factors such as foot position, habits or various shoes, inevitably off-centre forces on the operating part of the sensors, which need to be compensated.