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Injection Molding

The Tactilus® injection molding analysis system allows an engineer to measure actual contact forces and pressure distribution between platens of any type of pressing or forming machine. Unlike conventional pressure transducers and load cells, Tactilus® is paper thin and is designed to be placed directly upon the active pressed surface - yielding unprecedented visualization of your surface pressure profile.

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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 that data collected 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 expansion, and simultaneous data collection of up to 4 discrete sensor pads. Tactilus® employs sophisticated mathematical algorithms that intelligently separate signal from noise, and advanced electronic shielding techniques to maximize the sensor's resistance to noise, temperature and humidity.

"Our primary proposition is to offer the client precisely what they require or need. Everything we design with respect to the physical sensor element as well as our GUI and DLLs can be completely tailored to your unique situation." - Jeffrey G. Stark CEO

Sensor Specifications
Technology Piezoresistive
Pressure Range 0 - 500 PSI (0 - 35 kg/cm²)
Grid Size 16 x 16 up to 32 x 32
Sensing Points 256 up to 1,024
Total Sensing Area Customizable to application
Scan Speed Up to 30 hertz
Spatial Resolution Customizable from 0.35 in (9 mm)
Thickness 23.6 mils (0.6 mm)
Accuracy ± 10%
Repeatability ± 2%
Hysteresis ± 5%
Non-linearity ± 1.5%

If you are looking for a matrix pressure sensor that enables you to carry out surface pressure mapping in your application, then you should contact us about Tactilus®.

Refer to our applications menu for additional information on any of these uses of Tactilus® for surface pressure mapping.

NOTE: You may also have read about electronic sensor elements, tactile surface pressure systems, force sensing resistors (FSR), free form sensor systems, pressure sensing arrays, and matrix-based tactile surface sensors. These terms are synonymous with our Tactilus® pressure sensor.