Introducing Forte® Load Cell Pedals for Sim Racing
Today we reveal an exciting new product that joins our line-up!
We are thrilled to introduce the Forte pedal set – the best load cell option for sim racers worldwide.
In Italian, Forte means “strong.” Exactly what we want you to feel as you race more than 150 mph down the straightaway.
With our newly developed M.L.C.P.C.™ (Mechanical Load Cell Powered Cylinder) technology, we have developed a load cell cylinder, which will offer a level of quality for sim racers that is simply unparalleled at its price point.
What are load cell pedals? And how do they work?
Load cell pedals are a type of pedal that uses a load cell sensor to measure the force applied to the pedal. The sensor is located in the center of the pedal and is connected to the pedal arm.
The force applied to the pedal is transmitted to the sensor, which converts the force into an electrical signal. From here the signal is transmitted to a computer. The computer uses this information to calculate the actions in the game based on these signals.
In the video below, Asetek founder and CEO André Eriksen show you the features of the Forte Pedals:
What are the benefits of load cell pedals for sim racing?
1. The load cell pedals will give you, depending on the integration, higher accuracy and detail than traditional potentiometer-based pedals. This leads to better performance on the track as well as a more realistic and enjoyable gameplay experience for you.
2. Load cell pedals tend to be more durable and longer lasting than traditional pedals, giving you more enjoyment and less to worry about.
3. Load cell pedals are less expensive than hydraulic pedals, making them a more affordable option for gamers on a budget, while still maintaining a high level of performance.
Want to learn more about the benefits of load cell pedals? In the video below, André explains our load cell design:
The Forte Load Cell pedals feature the same premium build quality as the Invicta pedals: all-aluminum construction and Danish industrial design.
Combined with a brake cylinder using our M.L.C.P.C.™ technology, sock-friendly pedal plates, and an affordable price of USD499 / EUR499, we believe the Forte pedals will bring an immersive sim racing experience to the masses.
Will Ford of Boosted Media received a prototype sample from us.
Not to spoil anything, but he says, “At the price point, I think it is a bit of a slap in the face of the industry.” We’ll take that as a hard-hitting compliment!
See his glowing preview of the Forte Pedals here:
As explained in the video with André, ‘Invicta’ and ‘Forte’ are not just names of our pedals; they are names of our product lines.
Invicta will be the very best we can do. Forte will follow closely as a high-quality mid-tier option. You can look forward to more product reveals in both lines later in 2022.
Get your Forte Pedals here.