Tekscan Develops A Large, High Resolution Tactile Pressure Sensor for Capturing Tire Footprint Pressure Measurements
Tekscan announces the release of the TV8408 and TVR8408 TireScanÃ¢“¢ Systems, which now make it possible to capture and analyze even larger tire footprint pressure patterns of rolling tires than was ever possible.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 22, 2010
Tekscan announces the release of the TV8408 and TVR8408 TireScanÃ¢“¢ Systems, which now make it possible to capture and analyze even larger tire footprint pressure patterns of rolling tires than was ever possible. With the addition of this sensor system, Tekscan brings to the tire testing market the most comprehensive array of tire footprint pressure measurement systems ever designed to measure passenger, truck, bus, off-road, agricultural, and aircraft tire footprint pressure patterns.
Assess Tire Tread Design as the Tire is in Motion
Understanding what is happening to a tire while it is in motion is critical to designing a better performing tire. The TireScan system allows engineers to drive a tire over a sensor and capture invaluable point of contact data, such as area and pressure distribution. Perimeter area, cross sectional pressure profile, footprint length, and width measurements can also be made using the system’s powerful data analysis software.
Collected data can be used to:
- Evaluate and compare tire designs and tread patterns,
- Assess different materials and rubber compound formulations,
- Conduct quality control measurements,
- Perform competitive benchmarking,
- Assess the impact of vehicle suspension.
View a movie of the TireScan software in action.
Evaluate Larger Tires
The sensor’s generous sensing area enables larger tires that might have ground contact patches measuring 402.3 mm x 433.2 mm (15.84 in. x 17.06 in.) to be easily captured and evaluated. With over 133,400 individual pressure sensing elements (sensels) and a spatial resolution of 1.14 mm (0.045 in.), the sensor ensures that even the smallest detail will be captured.
Conduct Testing in Indoor and Outdoor Settings
The system’s USB connection gives test engineers incredible flexibility when it comes to system set-up and testing. Testing can be conducted within a test lab environment, garage, or in a variety of roadway and outdoor settings. If more traditional testing methods are preferred, the system can easily be mounted onto various tire loading machines.
Tekscan is a leading manufacturer of ultra-thin sensors and tactile pressure and force measurement systems. Sensors and systems have been used in a various applications in the industrial, medical, and dental fields. Products range from simple force sensors to complete measurement systems with over 100,000 sensing points. For more information on Tekscan or the new TireScan System, visit http://www.tekscan.com/industrial-pressure-measurement, call us at 1.800.248.3669 or email us at marketing(at)tekscan(dot)com.
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