Applications

The FlexiForceTM Sensor Characterization Kit is a time-saving, affordable tool enabling engineers and designers to understand how FlexiForce sensors perform in a controlled loading environment. Users will gain a baseline understanding for sensor performance before moving into prototyping and more advanced design stages.

Benefits

  • Test and characterize FlexiForce sensors with the same methods used by Tekscan application engineers.
  • Be more confident in FlexiForce sensor Performance as you proceed to prototyping and later design phase.
  • Save time without having to build loading fixtures and circuitry from scratch.
  • Program custom loading profiles through the open-source software.
  • Desktop loading fixture allows users to apply controlled loading profiles to sensors and characterize performance.
  • Interchangeable analog circuit modules allows to test and characterize the functionality of their FlexiForc sensors with ease.
  • Open-source software interface allows users to control loading, record sensor data, adjust sensitivity, and calibrate the sensor.
  • Available in two loading varieties:
    • 1 lb and 10 lb

Components

The FlexiForce Sensor Characterization Kit contains:

  • (1) Desktop loading fixture
  • (1) Linear actuator / frame sub assembly
  • (1) Fixture board / base sub assembly
    • Load cell (1 lb or 10 lb)
    • Arduino nano chip
    • Circuit module 
    • Module selection buttons & display slots
    • (2) Mounting screws
  • (3) Analog circuit modules
    • Voltage divider, inverting op-amp, and noninverting op-amp
  • (4) FlexiForce sensors
    • 1 lb Kit: A301-1
    • 10 lb Kit: A301-25
  • (1) 3-foot USB extension cable
  • (1) Quickstart guide
    • Includes link to download open-source software

Additional Specifications

Desktop Loader
Size L x W x H (mm (in.))152 x 152 x 232 mm (6.00 x 6.00 x 9.14 in.)
Weight (g (lb))975 g (2.14 lb)
Applicable Load Range (g (lb))FDL-1: 0 - 453.59 g (0 - 1 lb)
FDL-10: 0 - 4530 g (0 - 10 lb)
Power Supply
Size L x W x H (mm (in.))84 x 47 x 38 mm (3.30 x 1.85 x 1.50 in.)
Weight (g (lb))110g (0.24 lb)
Power In / Power Out100 - 240 VAC, 450 mA max 50 - 60 Hz /
7.5 VDC, 1.3 A Max
DC Cable Length (mm (in.))1500 mm (58.8 in.)
DC Plug (mm (in.))2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm (0.10 x 0.22 x 0.37 in.)
AC ReceptacleInterchangeable Blades
USB Cable [USB-A to USB Mini-B]
Length (mm (in.))2000mm (78.74 in.)
Weight (g (lb))50g (0.11 lb)
Operating Conditions
Temperature (°C (°F))-10 to 50°C (14 to 122 °F)

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