The force transducer is deformed when the force to be measured is applied. The nominal (rated) displacement specifies the deformation at nominal (rated) force. It is an important characteristic because, together with the nominal (rated) force, it determines a transducer's stiffness. The force transducer's stiffness is crucial to its resonance frequency. From the physical point of view it is absolutely permissible to compare a force transducer with a very stiff spring.
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