Prescale Pressure Indicating Film

Prescale Film

Prescale film is used to measure contact pressures. The film structure consists of micro-encapsulated color forming and developing material. When pressure is applied to the film, a red color impression is formed in varying density according to the amount of pressure and pressure distribution.

Prescale film is used in applications requiring:

  • Static pressure measurements
  • Visual pattern of peak pressure
  • One-time use

Points to Consider When Determining the Right Solution for Pressure Measurement

If your application involves dynamic events or calls for evaluation of pressures over time, our pressure mapping systems may be a better fit.

Prescale Pressure Indicating Film Tekscan Pressure Mapping Systems
  • Static pressure measurement
  • High X-Y resolution
  • One-time use
  • Film is available in rolls and can be cut to size
  • 7 available pressure ranges up to 30,000+ psi
  • Peak pressure snapshot
  • Optional digital analysis software includes:
    • Pressure cross-section & analyzing specific points
    • Histogram analysis
    • Total weight distribution on bar graph
    • ASCII output for additional data analysis
  • Static & dynamic pressure measurement
  • High X-Y resolution
  • Many uses per sensor
  • Over 75 standard shapes in varying pressure ranges offered, some trimmable
  • Multiple available pressure ranges up to 30,000+ psi
  • Real time pressure measurement
  • Software features include:
    • View & save multi-frame movie files
    • Plot force/pressure/area
    • Peak pressure vs. time
    • ASCII output for additional data analysis

Prescale Products