Article: OptoForce sensors make a difference in tough environments
Military-Inspired Sensors Outperform Competing Technologies
OptoForce OMD 30mm, 1600 N, Flat Top is a high performance sensor created for heavy duty environments. Originally designed for a US army project to develop walking robots, the OptoForce sensor has several advantages over strain-gauge load cells. Typical strain-gauge load cells often break under the high dynamic loads and building an overload protection for such sensors would be prohibitively expensive.