The force link consists of a piezoelectric 3-component force sensor which is mounted under preload between two mounting flanges. This results in a very stiff structure for high natural frequency. Compression and tensile forces can be measured. Ground insulated design for eliminating ground loop problems. The 3-component force sensor has three quartz elements, each is sensitive in X, Y or Z-direction. By applying a force, the quartz elements are creating a charge output. This charge is proportional to the applied force. The charge is transferred to the corresponding pin of the V3 connector (protected design), where the cable can be connected.
The unique manufacturing process and high quality materials results in excellent electrical insulation, allowing also quasistatic measurements.