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Force Plate

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Designed to collect data on forces developed during stepping, jumping, and other human-scale actions.

Description

Designed for much higher forces than the Dual-Range Force Sensor, the Force Plate can measure the forces developed during stepping, jumping, and other human-scale actions. For example, you can perform the following kinds of experiments:

  • Observe the change in normal force during an elevator ride.
  • Measure the impulse delivered by the floor during a jump.
  • Measure the reaction force as a student leans against a wall.

Sample Data

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Specifications

  • Force range: –850 to +3500 N or –200 to +850 N, where positive value is a compression force
  • Maximum non-damaging force: 4500 N (1000 lb) compression or 900 N (200 lb) pull evenly distributed
  • Typical Resolution: 1.2 N or 0.3 N
  • Dimensions: 28 cm by 32 cm by 5 cm

Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Sensor Requirements

The Force Plate may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

What’s Included

Ordering Information

  • All prices are for U.S. educators.
  • Due to the product weight, additional shipping charges will apply.
NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Force PlateFP-BTA$275
Optional Accessories
Extra Force Plate HandlesFP-HAN$25

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