The maximal operating force is specified either as an absolute value in N or relative to the nominal (rated) force Fnom in %. The force transducer will not suffer damage up to the maximal operating force, provided that it is not used several times within this range. The relationship between the output signal and the applied force is repeatable, i.e. the measurement error increases, however, the force can still be assessed.
Force transducers need to be dimensioned such that the maximal operating force is not utilized.
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