X-Rite Uses Custom Force Sensor for Product Testing
Background: X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. Their expertise is in selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color.
Challenge: X-Rite’s MA98 spectrophotometer is a multi-angle tool which precisely measures the color of metallic, pearlescent and other complex special effect finishes. In order to measure color and finishes accurately, it is important that the light beam from the spectrophotometer is at the specified angle to the measurement surface.
Solution: Tekscan created a FlexiForce™ custom force sensor containing three sensing areas to ensure the device is balanced on the surface, therefore providing accurate, repeatable sample positioning. By measuring the force at three points, the sensor ensures that the beam is at the correct angle. The thin, lightweight, customizable design of the FlexiForce sensor combined with its repeatability (typically ± 2.5%) helped X-Rite develop an effective color measurement device.
Benefits of FlexiForce™ Sensors
- Ultra-thin sensor construction and flexibility means minimal interference/disturbance to normal action
- Accurate response gives your customers and end users confidence in the performance of your product
- Knowledgeable, experienced technical staff help you develop the most effective, economical sensor based on your specific requirements. All manufacturing takes place at ISO 9001 compliant & 13485 registered Tekscan headquarters.
- 100% factory inspection ensures your sensors meet established performance specifications
Getting Started with FlexiForce Sensors
FlexiForce sensors are available off-the-shelf in packs of four or eight for testing and prototyping. Visit our online store to place an order, or contact us to discuss customization options with one of our engineers.