Fujifilm Prescale® Tactile Pressure Indicating Sensor Film
Fujifilm Prescale® is a unique, affordable and easy to use tool that reveals the distribution and magnitude of pressure between any two contacting, mating or impacting surfaces. Pressure indicating sensor film is extremely thin (4 to 8 mils) which enables it to conform to curved surfaces. It is ideal for invasive intolerant environments and tight spaces not accessible to conventional electronic transducers.
How It Works
Fujifilm Prescale® is a mylar based film that contains a layer of tiny microcapsules. The application of force upon the film causes the microcapsules to rupture, producing an instantaneous and permanent high resolution "topographical" image of pressure variation across the contact area.
Simply place Fujifilm Prescale® between any two surfaces that touch, mate or impact. Apply pressure, remove it and immediately the film reveals the pressure distribution profile that occurred between the two surfaces. Like Litmus paper, the color intensity of the film is directly related to the amount of pressure applied to it. The greater the pressure, the more intense the color.
Fujifilm Prescale® has a wide array of uses. For example, Fujifilm Prescale® can be used in a bolted joint interface, composite layup, heat sealing and lamination or press. Our pressure indicating film acts as a force sensing resistor. It can measure surface pressure distribution whether it is used as an impact force sensor, seat pressure sensor, as a strain gauge or even as nip impression paper.
Refer to our applications menu for more detail on any of these uses of Fujifilm Prescale® for pressure measurement.
|Pressure Film Type||Code||Alternative Code||Pressure Range||Order Now|
|Extreme Low||LLLLW / 4LW||XL310||7.2 - 28 PSI (0.5 - 2 kg/cm2)||Order Now|
|Ultra Low||LLLW||UL270||28 - 85 PSI (2 - 6 kg/cm2)||Order Now|
|Super Low||LLW||SL270||70 - 350 PSI (5 - 25 kg/cm2)||Order Now|
|Low||LW||L270||350 - 1,400 PSI (25 - 100 kg/cm2)||Order Now|
|Medium||MS||M270||1,400 - 7,100 PSI (100 - 500 kg/cm2)||Order Now|
|High||HS||H270||7,100 - 18,500 PSI (500 - 1,300 kg/cm2)||Order Now|
|Super High||HHS||SH270||18,500 - 43,200 PSI (1,300 - 3,000 kg/cm2)||Order Now|
|Operating Temperature||41°F - 95°F (5°C - 35°C) much higher for brief exposure|
|Humidity Range||20% to 90% RH|
|Gauge (Thickness)||4 - 20 mils|
|Spatial Resolution||From 5 - 15 microns|
|Substrate||Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)|
|Accuracy||± 10% visual, ± 2%
Utilizing optional optical measurement systems
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
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"Thank you for providing the Fujifilm material for our testing. The product worked well and was easy to use. Thank you for the great customer support; I will recommend you as a source for future internal and external testing."
"The Film worked out well and I am glad we made the purchase. However, it told me that we needed to repair the mold. I am taking a hit on mold repair costs, but the other side of the coin, the problem has been discovered and we are making progress in correcting it."
"The film was wonderful! It allowed me to obtain uniform pressure distribution on a 4-unit blister sealer at room temperature, so that I could work on the equipment. Later running at the design spec of 295ºF, we achieved consistent, uniform seals across all four blisters, which was not happening before. Troubleshooting and repair are both difficult at high temperatures.When the previous sealing unit was being installed, I was told it took a couple of months and thousands of blisters to achieve proper seals at all four locations. With your film, the same process took just a week. Thank you very much for your quick service. Your pressure-sensing films are excellent!"
"FujiFilm Prescale worked fine as we expected, and I want to thank you for the help you provided by converting some of our data. If we have similar situation in the future, we'll not hesitate to contact you. Thanks again!"
"The pressure film worked great. I had an application where I was wetting out the adhesive on a door panel bolster by pulling down a latex bladder with a vacuum. I knew I was getting enough pressure in the flat areas but I wanted to confirm that I was also getting even pressure in the concave areas. The film I used showed an even shade of pink. At this time, there is no need to analyze it any further but I might expand the project in the future."
"Results came out great. Ran the statistics and couldn't have asked for better results."
"The pressure film is working great. The information on your website was really helpful."
"The film allowed us to correct a sealing issue that even the lead engineer for the equipment manufacturer could not identify! Needless to say, it helped us to get out of the woods & increase speed by 60%. I’m now a believer!"
"The pressure film is working great for us and has helped us successfully troubleshoot a critical process problem."
"We successfully solved our sealing issue, where the pressure indicating film had a main role in the investigation. We are actually using the pressure indicating film on a low frequency as it has become our last control."
"We were able to detect a significant flaw in the mating of two surfaces that are very important to our manufacturing process, with your pressure sensitive film. We made a small modification to improve our operation, but we have to do more work in the future to improve the contact between these surfaces. We feel that the film worked very well."
"I really appreciate the help you've given me. I needed a product from your company and you helped me identify exactly what would work."
"We received the pressure film promptly and everything is great. We appreciate your fast response and courteous service."
"Yes, the pressure film we purchased worked great. We were able to collect the data we were looking for to better understand our issue."
"The film worked as designed. We were able to determine process corrections based on the impression finger prints of film, which is exactly what your product is to enable."
"Your product worked well and was suitable for our needs to verify contact patterns under the specific test conditions. Thank you for your support and quality product."
"I’ve used your products... I think they are great. In my field of microelectronics I can imagine a million uses."
"The film worked out great. We are currently retooling the v-rope sealer and will be using the sealer with another pressure film test soon after. Thanks again for your help. "
"The film, in conjunction with the FEA, showed the new tool design to be vulnerable to breaking with overload. "
"Pressure film is unbelievably good and has already largely solved the problem were using it to solve."
"The product worked as expected and helped solve the issue I was working on. "
"I 've used your product for investigation of problems in our process where there were no other viable answers from our engineers."
"We are using the film on a regular basis and it's perfect for the application."
"I have tested your pressure film with successful results. I followed the instructions and did not have any problems with this test."
"The pressure film worked out great and we were able to get the issue resolved with our press. The team is currently repressing all of the affected modules now that the press is properly applying force. We had no issue interpreting the results."