Leading Pressure/Force Sensor Manufacturer Adds Pressure Indicating Film to Product Line

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Leading pressure sensor manufacturer adds pressure indicating film to its product line. The addition of this film complements the existing product range by offering customers an even wider variety of pressure measurement options.

Tekscan, Inc., leading manufacturer of pressure sensors and complete pressure and force measurement systems, announces a new addition to its product line: Prescale Pressure Indicating Film.

As Tekscan's President, Steve Jacobs, explains, "The addition of Prescale film rounds out our product range, offering our customers an even wider variety of pressure measurement options. Whether the customer needs static or dynamic pressure measurements, single or multi-use sensors, a peak-pressure snapshot or detailed data analysis, Tekscan can provide the optimal solution."

When pressure is applied to the Prescale film, microscopic bubbles within the sheet burst, and a red color impression is formed in varying intensity according to the level of pressure(s) present. The film is ideal for static applications to show pressures from as low as 28 PSI to as high as 43,500 PSI. For dynamic applications where pressures need to be recorded over time, Tekscan can recommend an appropriate Tekscan Pressure Mapping System, complete with data acquisition electronics, Windows-based software and appropriately-sized piezoresistive sensors. With Tekscan's I-Scanâ system, for example, there are over 75 standard sensor shapes in varying sizes from which to choose.

Prescale Pressure Indicating Film is an intuitive, easy-to-use product, which provides an immediate impression of pressure intensity and variance over a surface, giving the user a quick picture of high and low-pressure areas. The film is available in rolls and can be quickly cut to the appropriate shape or size. Tekscan is also offering the film by the foot, or in sample packs containing six (6) 12" X 10.6" sheets: one sheet in each of the six offered pressure ranges.

About Tekscan
Tekscan is a leading manufacturer of force sensors and complete tactile force and pressure measurement systems. Accurate, simple to use and extremely cost-effective, Tekscan's sensors have been integrated into a variety of successful OEM products. Measuring both static and dynamic pressure events, their systems provide concrete data for making crucial assessments in industrial, medical and dental applications. Products manufactured range from simple force sensors and force sensing systems to highly complex pressure measurement systems with over 100,000 sensing points. Visit Tekscan at http://www.tekscan.com.


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