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Tactilus For Ultra Sensitive Force Measurement

Tactile Surface Pressure Analysis

The Innovation

Exciting advances in conductive ink printing have enabled us to build customized sensors with extraordinary sensitivity. 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

  • Jet: This sensor is well suited to measure the level of force being projected by both air and liquid jets.
  • Packaging: nip impression, heat sealing
  • Automotive: brake pad, clamping, clutch, battery & fuel cell, impact, gasket/bolted joint, lamination, welding, wiper
  • Electronics: heat sink, BGA, connector, lamination, LCD bonding, wafer bonding / polishing
  • Aerospace: composite layups, fuel cell, lamination
  • Ergonomics: biomechanics, body mapping

The C series represents a highly economical solution to users requiring low-volume or prototype samples.It's a simple 3 step process:

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

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

Surface Pressure Range0 - 2 PSI (0 - 0.14 kg/cm2)
Sensing Area Size1 in. x 1. in - 5 in. x 5 in. (2.54 cm x 2.54 cm - 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm)
Thickness~ 11 mils
DurabilityUp to 10,000 cycles
Recommended Current< 5 mA
Supply Voltage3-6 VDC
Temperature Range0 to 113F (0 to 45C)
Scan SpeedUp to 1,000 hertz
Repeatability< 10% of calibrated range
Hysteresis< 10% of calibrated range
Drift< 10% per log time scale