Grip force measurement with robotic arm

Grip Force Measurement with FlexiForce

For grip force measurement, the thinness and flexibility of the FlexiForce sensor's construction allows for easy maneuvering and an exclusive fit, even during the most delicate of procedures.

Quantify Grip Forces with FlexiForce™

Accurate grip measurement has become increasingly important in today’s world of continued ergonomic improvement and robotic grip applications. Historically, there have been limitations with grip measurement. Load cells are expensive and bulky; pressure films relay only relative measurements reflecting the maximum pressure experienced over a given sequence. For these reasons, more and more product designers and engineers are turning to FlexiForce™ to solve their grip measurement needs.

FlexiForce force sensors are ultra-thin (0.008"), flexible, non-obtrusive printed circuits. Their construction allows for easy maneuvering and an exclusive fit, even during the most delicate of surgical procedures. FlexiForce sensors are fully customizable to suit your unique OEM grip application. Standard sensors are also available for proof of concept, or for a quick, low quantity, R&D solution.

Our sensors have been used to prototype cutting edge grip force sensor tools in extremely delicate applications, from surgical robots to berry picking.

Benefits of FlexiForce Sensor

  • 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.