Compression Sensors

FC23 compression sensor for 50-2000 lbf

The FC23 is a high 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 FC23 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 FC23 is for 50-2000 lbf. For lower force applications review the FS20 (500-5000 grams) or FC22 (10-100 lbf).


  • Compact design
  • Measures 50 to 2000 lbf
  • Choice of outputs include ratiometric 0.5 to 4.5V or 20 mv/V
  • High overload rating
  • High over range
  • Low deflection


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