Versatile Pressure Mapping System

I-Scan™ is a powerful tool that accurately measures and analyzes interface pressure between two surfaces, utilizing a thin and flexible sensor. The system is comprised of data acquisition electronics, sensors, and software. Measuring both force and pressure, the exceptionally thin tactile sensor provides minimal interference between the objects being measured, allowing the true interface pressure data to be obtained. The interface pressure data collected offers vital information and insight to enhance product design, manufacturing, quality, and research.

  Standard I-Scan software window displaying the pressure distribution between a brake pad and rotor.Standard I-Scan software window displaying the pressure distribution between a brake pad and rotor.

Key Data

  • Total force
  • Pressure distribution
  • Peak pressure
  • Center of force
  • Forces in different areas

 

Utilization

  • Test & measurement
  • Research & development
  • Design validation
  • Machine set-up
  • Quality control

Which I-Scan System is Best for Your Application?

I-Scan™ offers different options for data acquisition electronics. To help you choose the best fit for your application, explore the configurations below or download the I-Scan Product Selection Guide for more detailed information and specifications on the various system options, features, and configurations.

I-Scan Product Selection Guide

Browse Our I-Scan Configuration Options:

Evolution
VersaTek
VersaTek Wireless
VersaTek Datalogger

Evolution

For use in standard applications. Up to 100Hz scanning speed.

I-Scan Evolution
  • Data Acquisition Electronics: Evolution™ Handle
  • Maximum Scanning Speed: 100 Hz
  • Cross Handle Scanning: No
  • Pulse-per-Frame Synchronization: No
  • Adjustable Sensitivity: x 3 to 1/7 of Sensor Pressure Rating
  • Power Source: USB Port of PC
  • Maximum Handle Cable Length: 5.0 m (16.4 ft.)
  • Maximum Hub Cable Length: N/A

VersaTek

For use in high-speed applications (up to 20,000 Hz) or for sensors with higher resolution over large areas.

I-Scan VersaTek
  • Data Acquisition Electronics: VersaTek™ Handle with VersaTek Hub
  • Maximum Scanning Speed: 20,000 Hz
  • Cross Handle Scanning: Up to 8
  • Pulse-per-Frame Synchronization: In & Out
  • Adjustable Sensitivity: x 7 to 1/7 of Sensor Pressure Rating
  • Power Source: 100-240V Power Supply
  • Maximum Handle Cable Length: 30.48 m (100 ft.)
  • Maximum Hub Cable Length: 5.0 m (16.4 ft.)

VersaTek Wireless

Wirelessly transmit data to PC for remote data collection (up to 100 m). Up to 4,600 Hz scanning speeds.

I-Scan Wireless
  • Data Acquisition Electronics: VersaTek Handle with Wireless Unit

  • Maximum Scanning Speed: 4,600 Hz

  • Cross Handle Scanning: Up to 2

  • Pulse-per-Frame Synchronization: In & Out

  • Adjustable Sensitivity: x 7 to 1/7 of Sensor Pressure Rating

  • Power Source: Li-Ion Battery: 8V, 2.4A or Power Supply: 100-240V

  • Maximum Handle Cable Length: 30.48 m (100 ft.)

  • Maximum Hub Cable Length: 5.0 m (16.4 ft.)

VersaTek Datalogger

Collect data onto Datalogger Unit and upload to PC after data collection. For wireless use at higher speeds & noisy environments. Up to 20,000 Hz scanning speed.

I-Scan Datalogger
  • Data Acquisition Electronics: VersaTek Handle with Datalogger Unit
  • Maximum Scanning Speed: 20,000 Hz
  • Cross Handle Scanning: Up to 2
  • Pulse-per-Frame Synchronization: In & Out
  • Adjustable Sensitivity: x 7 to 1/7 of Sensor Pressure Rating
  • Power Source: Li-Ion Battery: 8V, 2.4A or Power Supply: 100-240V
  • Maximum Handle Cable Length: 30.48 m (100 ft.)
  • Maximum Hub Cable Length: 5.0 m (16.4 ft.)

Comparison Chart

Model Option

Evolution (Standard USB)

VersaTek (High Speed USB)

Wireless (VersaTek Wireless)

Datalogger (VersaTek Datalogger)

Data Acquisition Electronics

Evolution Handle

VersaTek Handle
VersaTek Hub

VersaTek Handle
Wireless Unit

VersaTek Handle
Datalogger Unit

Maximum Scanning Speed

100 Hz

20,000 Hz

4,600 Hz

20,000 Hz

Cross Handle Scanning

No

Up to 8

Up to 2

Up to 2

Pulse-Per-Frame Synchronization

No

in & out

in & out

in & out

Adjustable Sensitivity

x 3 to 1/7 of Sensor Pressure Rating

x 7 to 1/3 of Sensor Pressure Rating

x 7 to 1/3 of Sensor Pressure Rating

x 7 to 1/3 of Sensor Pressure Rating

Power Source

USB Port of PC

100-240V Power Supply

Li-Ion Battery: 8V, 2.4A or Power Supply: 100-240V

Li-Ion Battery: 8V, 2.4A or Power Supply: 100-240V

Maximum Handle Cable Length

5.0 m (16.4 ft.)

30.48 m (100 ft.)

30.48 m (100 ft.)

30.48 m (100 ft.)

Maximum Hub Cable Length

n/a

5.0 m (16.4 ft.)

5.0 m (16.4 ft.)

5.0 m (16.4 ft.)