VB5C Equilibration Device

An equilibrator for use with sensor model 5360.

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Description

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. 

equilibrator with sensor drawing

 

 

 

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.

 

Specifications

Equilibrator Specifications:

Active Area 457 mm x 660 mm (18.0 in. x 26.0 in.)
Width 508 mm (20.0 in.)
Length 686 mm (27.0 in.)
Height 25.4 mm (1.0 in.)
Weight 1.48 kg (3.25 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)
Air Supply Requirements None
Electrical either 110VAC @60Hz or 220VAC @50Hz
Features Adjustable metering valve, dial gauge , illuminated power switch