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Tactilus Nano-Polymer Core | C-series Sensor

Our best solution for prototype or low volume custom applications


Tactile Surface Pressure Analysis

The Innovation

Exciting advances in conductive ink printing have enabled us to build customized sensors with extremely low startup and tooling costs and rapid turnaround in just days. The core of the C-series sensor is formulated with the world's first Nano-polymer based tactile surface sensor.

What It Does

Tactilus allow the user to capture and record pressure conditions occurring in between any two contacting or impacting surfaces in real time. The paper-thin Tactilus sensor is actually placed at the contact interface where it records and assimilates both pressure distribution and pressure magnitude on your Windows based computer.

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Common Applications

  • Packaging: nip impression, heat sealing
  • Automotive: brake pad, clamping, clutch, fuel cell, gasket/bolted joint, impact study, lamination
  • Electronics: heat sink, BGA, connector, lamination, LCD bonding, wafer bonding/polishing
  • Aerospace: composite layup, fuel cell, lamination
  • Ergonomics: biomechanics, body mapping

The C series represents a highly economical solution to users requiring low-volume or prototype samples.The C series is rapidly manufacted, and custom sensors could be delivered to you in days, not weeks. It's a simple 3 step process:

1
Send your CAD image to us of what you'd like the sensor to look like
2
Our engineering team modifies and formats the image into an optimal sensor design
3
We print the sensor on a custom made silk screen and squeegee setup. And quickly dispatch the sensor to you.

Product Benefits

  • Very low setup cost
  • Ideal for small quantity runs
  • Least expensive solution for custom sensors

Tactilus Technology

Tactilus is a matrix-based tactile surface sensor - essentially an "electronic skin" that records and interprets pressure distribution and magnitude between any two contacting or mating surfaces and assimilates the collected data into a powerful Windows based tool kit. Each Tactilus sensor is carefully assembled to exacting tolerances and individually calibrated and serialized.

The architectural philosophy of Tactilus is modular, allowing for portability, easy scalability, and simultaneous data collection from up to four discrete sensor pads Tactilus employs sophisticated mathematical algorithms that intelligently separate signal from noise, and advanced electronic shielding techniques maximize the sensor's immunity to noise, temperature and humidity.

Specifications
Active TechnologyNano-tubes Composite
Surface Pressure Range*0 - 150 PSI (0 - 10.5 kg/cm2)
Matrix SizeUp to 32 x 32 lines
Sensing PointsUp to 1,024 total
Sensing Area SizeUp to 14 x 14 in. (35.6 x 35.6 cm)
Scan SpeedUp to 800 FPS
Temperature CapabilityUp to 200 F (93 C)
Spatial ResolutionFrom 0.06 in. (1.6 mm)
Thickness16 mils (0.4 mm)
Accuracy 10%
Repeatability 2%
Hysteresis 5%
Non-linearity 1.5%

*Sensors larger than 8 x 8 in. have max pressure capabilities that are lower.