KA Sensors offer products which are designed for use in clutchless / clutch-free full throttle Gear Shift installations (also referred to as flat shifting). These products are highly reliable, rugged and can be specified in a wide range of sensitivities.
The GSS (Gear Shift Load Cell) is a device that is fitted in-line with a gear linkage and produces an output dependant on whether it's under compression or tension, allowing an ECU to know if on a sequential gearbox a higher or lower gear is being selected and allowing a torque reduction strategy to be instigated.
The GST (Gear Lever Load Cell) is a replacement for a traditional gear knob and like the GSS provides a similar output to whether the knob is being pulled or pushed.
GSS In-Line Gearshift Load Cell
The GSS series of miniature load cells are fitted into the gearbox control rod and designed for use in clutchless gearshift applications. During the gearchange sequence the driver moves the gear lever as normal, the GSS series load cell detects the force applied to the gear shift lever, this force is measured by the ECU, then a series of control events take place that allows the gears to mesh with full throttle still applied.
- Miniature Size
- ±55 lbsf to ±450 lbsf Range
- Ruggedized Construction
- 5V or 8-16V Supply
- 1/4 in. x 28 UNF, M6 or M8 threads Standard
- ±1% Accuracy
GST Gear Lever Load Cell
The GST Series Gear Lever Load Cells are designed for the detection and measurement of tension/compression forces in gear shift applications. Installed directly on top of the gear lever, the load cell is fitted with an aluminum or nylon knob. Detection of the direct driver input force is made when selecting gears. The load cell has a pre amplified signal which is compatible with most ECUs, therefore ensuring a simple and reliable clutchless gear change strategy to be performed.
Typical applications include: Gear Shift - General Testing
- For Sequential or ‘H’ Pattern Gearbox
- ±35 lbsf to ±220 lbsf Range
- Rugged Construction
- 5V or 8-16V Supply
- Built-in Amplifier
- ±0.5% Accuracy