Los Angeles, Calif. - Combining a sensor with signal conditioning electronics, Pressure Profile Systems, Inc.'s new C500 tactile sensor can discern the slightest pressure on curved and angular surfaces.
The C500 is a thin, customizable, 3-wire device that uses capacitive-based conformable pressure sensors to accurately quantify applied forces. Designed for integration into OEM systems or for lab use, the C500 easily conforms to intricately shaped objects such as the human hand, robot fingers, tool handles, joystick controls, pedals, helmets, and mechanical joints, said the company.
The C500 sensor utilizes the company's proprietary ConTacts technology to create less than 1-mm thin discrete tactile sensing elements that integrate the applied tactile pressure over the sensor. The user places the sensor where pressure measurements are needed and connects 3 wires: power (12 Vdc, 250 mW), ground, and output (1-10 Vdc). Sensor bandwidth can reach 1 kHz while still maintaining 99% repeatability and 0.01 psi resolution.
Standard sensors are available in 10 mm, 25 mm and 50 mm square pads, as well as three pre-molded fingertip shapes. The standard pressure range is 20 psi, accommodating nearly all-normal human grasp capabilities. The lightweight, matchbox-sized drive electronics (60 mm x 35 mm x 17 mm) form a portable, adaptable unit. These sensors and electronics are also suitable for impact testing where sampling rates greater than 1 kHz are often needed, said the company.
Custom sensors and design assistance are available upon request. A complete, turnkey data acquisition solution including hardware and software is also available. Full specifications can be found at www.pressureprofile.com/products/c500.html
Pricing for the C500 starts at $895 for a single sensor with drive electronics and one-year warranty. Delivery is four weeks.
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