Bestech Australia offer the compact K3D120 force sensor/load cell, from ME Systeme. These load cells measure forces in three orthographic axes, giving complete information on not only the magnitude of the force, but also the direction and component forces. The capacities for this model of load cell range from ±50N to ±1000N in all three axes, and can be manufactured in other measurement ranges optionally.
The force sensor features a compact construction with a base of 120 x 120 mm and a low profile, standing only 30 mm tall. A 3m twin twisted connection cable is included, and cross talk between channels is low. The force sensor has an analog output of 1mV/V in all three axes and can take an overloading of more than 300% in all axes.
This multi-axes force sensors are available in Australia and New Zealand from Bestech Australia.