Force sensor in mechanical translational systems
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The Ideal Force Sensor block represents a device that converts a variable passing through the sensor into a control signal proportional to the force. The sensor is ideal since it does not account for inertia, friction, delays, energy consumption, and so on.
Connections R and C are mechanical translational conserving ports that connect the block to the line where force is being monitored. Connection F is a physical signal port that outputs the measurement result.
The block positive direction is from port R to port C. This means that positive force applied to port R (the sensor positive probe) generates a positive output signal.
F— Force, N
Physical signal output port for force.
R— Rod (positive probe)
Mechanical translational conserving port associated with the sensor positive probe.
C— Case (reference probe)
Mechanical translational conserving port associated with the sensor negative (reference) probe.