Custom Solutions

Tekscan has an extensive pressure and force measurement product portfolio. We started manufacturing sensors and the associated software and hardware in 1987 and since then each year we add new products and enhance our existing product line. If you have a requirement and the product does not exist today, we welcome a discussion about a potential custom solution.

Tekscan, Inc. is committed to quality. Sensor design, manufacturing, and production happen at our company-owned ISO 9001 & 13485-certified facility in South Boston, MA. All of our sensors are also ROHS compliant and 100% tested to ensure they meet agreed upon specifications.

Custom Sensor Manufacturing Capabilities

Force Sensors:

  • Size: FlexiForce sensors have been manufactured with active area diameters as small as 1.86 mm and  widths as large as 402.59 mm (15.85 in)
  • High Temperature sensors are available that can withstand operating temperatures up to 200°C (400°F)

Pressure Mapping:

  • Sensing elements: with up to 250,000 sensing points
  • Density: high as 248 sensing elements/cm2 (1600 sensing elements/in2)
  • Pressure range: up to 25,000 psi or 1,700 bar

Custom Force Sensors for OEMs

The paper-thin, flexible FlexiForce™ force sensor can measure force between almost any two surfaces, and is durable enough to stand up to demanding environments. We offer off-the-shelf sensors with diameters/widths as small as 3.8 mm and as large as 50.8 mm. In order to meet your application and product demands, we offer three ink technologies - standard, enhanced stability, and high temperature.

If our off-the-shelf force sensors don’t meet your requirements, we invite you to discuss custom solutions with our team of engineers. Thanks to the unique construction and ink characteristics of FlexiForce sensors, Tekscan can create custom-designed force sensors to meet your specific OEM needs.

Engaging with our team throughout the design process saves you time, money, and resources. This design collaboration results in a lower cost, shorter design cycle, and ultimately, a successful product.

Examples of Custom Sensors

Custom FlexiForce 3-sensor design.

A customized 3-sensor arrangement was created for a control & diagnostic application designed by E-Rite.

Custom FlexiForce sensor designed with a hole for mounting purposes.

We can design holes in custom sensors for screw/clamp mounting as displayed above. Ask our team about other moutning options.

Custom FlexiForce Sensor.

This sensor was shaped to fit in the palm of an exercise glove developed by Applied Fitness.

FlexiForce sensors are ideal for OEM products due to our ability to customize:

  • Geometry - sensors can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes.
  • Ink technology - we offer three pressure-sensitive ink variations: standard, enhanced stability (ESS), and high temperature (200° C/400°F).
  • Integration support - our team of mechanical, electrical, and application engineers is here to ensure a successful product integration.

OEM Development Kit

Get started by proving your concept with the OEM Development Kit. Our engineering team can help you select or design the sensor that best fits your application.

Customize Your Machines with Pressure Mapping Sensors

Streamline machine alignment operations and give your machines a competitive edge by integrating pressure mapping sensors into their design. Embed our standard I-Scan System or customize sensors by specifying sensing area dimensions and pressure ranges. Customized sensors and software can be used for:

  • Streamlining QC process in manufacturing
  • Machine alignment tools
  • Marketing tools demonstrating pressure interface with products (seats, beds, sporting equipment)

Custom Solutions

Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Orthotic Kiosk is an example of a custom solutions from Tekscan.Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Orthotic Kiosk is an example of a custom solutions from Tekscan.

Data acquisition and analysis software can be customized for user specifications. Developers can write their own programs using the Pressure Mapping Software Development Kit (SDK), accessing the functionality of Tekscan’s pressure mapping software. 

Standard and customized solutions can also be built on our foot mapping technology can help you drive success in your retail outlets. Our pressure platforms quickly capture static and dynamic measurements for foot function assessments and more. Personalize the sensor platforms to match your branding and include your logo. Custom software specific to your application is available too.

Talk to our Engineers about Customization!