Electronic Design

Pressure-Sensing Pad Takes Real-Time Measurements

The Tactilus electronic tactile force and pressure sensing pad lets engineers monitor precisely (within ±10%), in real time, how force is dispersed between two contacting or mating surfaces while the event occurs. Pressures measured range from 0.1 to 12,000 PSI at a query rate of up to 60,000 sensor points/s. Pad sizes range from 1 by 1 in. to 32 by 80 in. with 19-mil sensor thickness. Each pressure-mapping system comes with a mapping pad, power supply, software, and interface cables, as well as a data-collection controller. Pricing starts at $15,000.

Sensor Products Inc.
www.sensorprod.com; (973) 560-4826

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