Manufacturing Capabilities

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

  • Geometry: Sensors can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes.
  • 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)
  • Operating environments: We offer FlexiForce sensors in three different formats
    • Standard
      • -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
    • Enhanced Stability Series (ESS) - ideal for high humidity operating conditions
      • -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
    • High temperature
      • -40°C to 204°C (-40°F to 400°F)
  • Designed for different connection methods: This article shows several ways FlexiForce sensors can be terminated to the space and budget needs of any application.
  • Integration support: Our team of mechanical, electrical, and application engineers is here to ensure a successful product integration.
Sensor customization options

The Sensor Customization Process

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 operating capabilities of FlexiForce sensors, Tekscan can create custom-designed force sensors to meet your specific OEM needs.

The Process Begins by Identifying Your Application's Needs

Quick Questions

Tekscan Sales & Applications Engineers with gather the broad design specifics for your sensor customization project through a brief questionnaire. This baseline information will help us begin developing your custom solution.

After Further Conversations, a Formalized Quote is Submitted to the Customer

Tekscan Sales & Applications engineers will work directly with you to ensure your sensor design needs are met with regards to performance and budget. 

Sensor Design is Approved by the Customer, and Production Begins

Design verification

Tekscan will keep customers informed on expected production and delivery times throughout this final stage.

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.

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FlexiForce Integration Guides

Minimizing the overall project time of designing and embedding technology into a product or device – from prototyping to production implementation - is critically important in all types of industries. Setting yourself for success starts with gaining a clear understanding of the embedded technology you are working with to limit risks and ensure success.

That's why we're pleased to introduce 3 Critical Resources to help ensure a successful integration of a FlexiForce force-sensitive resistor.

Best Practices in Mechanical Integration

The "Best Practices in Mechanical Integration" guide provides key recommendations to consider during the prototyping phase of your OEM project, including:

  • Applying load concentrators to ensure even loading
  • Recommendations to minimize shear force and preserve sensor sensitivity
  • Methods for mounting the sensor, and more!

Best Practices in Electrical Integration

The "Best Practices in Electrical Integration" guide provides key recommendations for circuitry of your embedded design. The guide covers:

  • Circuit selection
  • Sensitivity adjustment processes
  • Calibration procedure, and more!

FlexiForce Integration Guide

The "FlexiForce Integration Guide" picks up where the Best Practice guides leave off, providing total guidance throughout the integration process. This guide is the next best thing to having a Tekscan Applications Engineer at your side.

A Committment to Quality

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 have continued to 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:

  • All sensor manufacturing and production happen at ISO 9001 compliant & 13485 registered Tekscan headquarters
  • All sensors are RoHS compliant
  • All sensors are 100% tested to ensure they meet agreed upon specifications

Are You Ready?

Let's get started on your next custom FlexiForce sensor project! 

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