“Basics of Force Sensors” Study Guide by Machine Design

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Refresh, reinforce, and update your knowledge of force sensing technologies with Tekscan’s back-to-basics study guide, “Basics of Force Sensors”.

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This all-encompassing study guide highlights the key factors to consider in the sensor selection process: price, accuracy, and ease of project integration.

From load cells to piezoresistive sensors, force-sensing tools come in various shapes and sizes. The capabilities and specifications of the sensors vary, and should be taken into account depending on the needs of the project. Tekscan Inc. has partnered with Machine Design publishers, Penton Media, to develop a back-to-basics study guide about force sensing technology.

The study guide, “Basics of Force Sensors”, explores the different technologies engineers can choose from in selecting the ideal force-sensing device for a design project. The article aims to re-educate readers about the basics of force measurement and answer the most common questions regarding force sensors such as understanding the difference between stress and strain, determining the proper output range, and what circuits to use to properly measure the change of force.

This all-encompassing study guide highlights the key factors to consider in the sensor selection process: price, accuracy, and ease of project integration. “Basics of Force Sensors” is a great tool for those looking to either expand or refresh their knowledge of force sensing technologies. The study guide is free and can be downloaded here:http://www.tekscan.com/sensorguide-pr

About Tekscan

Founded in 1987, Tekscan manufactures thin, flexible, tactile pressure and force sensors and measurement systems. Tekscan’s patented FlexiForce sensor technology has been incorporated into many successful OEM products, including athletic devices to monitor grip measurement, medical devices to monitor the effectiveness of drug delivery, and in robots to monitor balance and lend a more lifelike gait. Tekscan is widely recognized among industry experts as the premier thin, flexible, accurate force sensing technology.

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Jeannine Croteau
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