Compression Sensors

FC22 compression sensor for 10-100 lbf

The FC22 is a medium compression force sensor that creates new applications due to its price-performance ratio. Thermally compensated for changes and zero and span with respect to temperature, the FC22 is compact in size and can be ordered with a voltage or millivolt output.

Using TE's proprietary Microfused® technology, the FC22 measures direct force. It is not subject to lead-die fatigue failure common with competitive designs which use a pressure capsule embedded within a silicone gel-filled cavity. Operating at very low strains, Microfused technology provides an essentially unlimited cycle life expectancy, superior resolution, and high over-range capabilities. The FC22 is for 10-100 lbf. For lower force applications review the FS20, while for higher force ranges please see the FC23.


  • Compact design
  • Measures 10 to 100 lbf
  • Choice of outputs include ratiometric 0.5 to 4.5V, 0-150mV or 0-100 mV
  • High overload rating
  • High over range
  • Low deflection
  • Reverse polarity protected


  • Variable force control
  • Robotics end-effectors
  • Load and compression sensing
  • Pumps
  • Contact sensing
  • Exercise machines
  • Weighing