Flexible Polyester Film Force Sensor has 1 in. dia sensing area.

Press Release Summary:

Model A401 FlexiForce sensor features 0.008 in. thickness and flexible polyester film construction that allows it to be slipped into any space to measure force of two mating surfaces. Unit is able to detect and measure relative change in force or applied load, as well as rate of change in force, and can detect contact and/or touch. Available in 0-25 lb force range, it is suitable for applications such as gait analysis for rehabilitation purposes and robotics.

Original Press Release:

Tekscan Releases Additional FlexiForce® Standard Sensor Model

Tekscan, Inc. is pleased to announce a new addition to its standard FlexiForce® product line. The A401 FlexiForce sensor has a 1" diameter sensing area, offering users even more flexibility in obtaining force measurements for research & design, product testing, or prototyping.

The A401 force sensor, like the popular 3/8" diameter A201 model, is paper-thin, at just 0.008" thickness. Its flexible polyester film construction allows it to be slipped into virtually any space to measure the force of two mating surfaces.

The A401 FlexiForce sensor by Tekscan can be used to:

o Detect and measure a relative change in force or applied load

o Detect and measure the rate of change in force

o Identify force thresholds and trigger appropriate action

o Detect contact and/or touch

The A401 sensor is ideal for any force measurement application requiring a sensing area larger than the 3/8" offered by the A201 FlexiForce sensor. Common applications for the A401 are gait analysis for rehabilitation purposes, where the sensor measures heel-strike force. The sensor can also be used in robotics applications to provoke a more fluid stepping motion in a humanoid robot, for example.

A401 sensors are available in a 0-25 lb force range, and can be purchased off-the-shelf in packs of four for $78 and packs of eight for $140. Volume discounts are available.

Contact Tekscan today to discuss your application and find the optimal force sensing solution for you. Email us at marketing@tekscan.com, call 800.248.3669, or visit us on the web at http://www.tekscan.com/flexiforce.html

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