VB5B Equilibration Device

An equilibrator for use with sensor model 5400N.

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Equilibration devices are recommended for improving accuracy and lifespan of Tekscan systems. During equilibration, the sensor is inserted between a flat backing plate and an air filled bladder, which is inflated in order to apply a uniform pressure to the active area of the sensor. The equilibration process allows the software to compensate for any variation or uneven output across individual sensing elements caused by manufacturing or repeated used of the sensor. Equilibration devices are useful to perform quality assurance checks on the sensor and confirm uniform output by the sensor. 




Why Equilibration?

Over time and through repeated loading, individual force sensing elements will eventually start to vary somewhat in sensitivity. The equilibrator applies a uniform pressure across the face of the sensor, allowing the software to easily see and quanitfy these variations. A digital compensation factor is automatically created and applied to each individual sensng element. This normalizes all of the sensing elements on the sheet, improving the accuracy and extending the lifespan of the sensor.

Sensor output before equilibration sensor output after equilibration
Sensor in Equilibrator before software equilibration is performed. Sensor in Equilibrator after software equilibration is performed,



Equlibrator Specifications:

Active Area 965 mm x 692 mm (38 in. x 27.25 in.)
Width 699 mm (27.5 in.)
Length 1016 mm (40.0 in.)
Height 25.4 mm (1.0 in.)
Weight 2.32 kg (5.1 lbs)
Frame Material Aluminum
Bladder Material Urethane
Gauge Accuracy 1.5% F.S.
Pressure Range 0-180 mmHg (0-3.5 psi)

Vacuum Pump Specifications:

Width 121 mm (4.75 in.)
Length 197 mm (7.75 in.)
Height 254 mm (10.0 in.)
Weight 3.07 kg (6.75 lbs)
Material Aluminum
Air Required None
Electrical either 115VAC @60Hz or 230VAC @50Hz
Features Adjustable metering valve