Force sensor in mechanical translational systems
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.
The block has the following ports:
Mechanical translational conserving port associated with the sensor positive probe.
Mechanical translational conserving port associated with the sensor negative (reference) probe.
Physical signal output port for force.