Seat pressure mapping system incorporates capacitive pressure sensors
For advanced seat pressure mapping, Interface Force Measurements has announced the availability of the new range of systems from XSensor. Incorporating the new LX series of capacitive pressure sensors, these systems provide seating engineers with repeatable and durable testing.
Pressure mapping is increasingly being used in seating design and test, as customers demand more comfort and safety and more options are offered. By providing customised solutions with highly sensitive and accurate sensors, the XSensor pressure mapping systems are a well suited tool for assessing automotive and aerospace seat designs, ingress/egress testing and manufacturing quality control.
At the heart of the systems is the X3 LX sensor series, a range of pressure sensors that have been proven to be extremely accurate due to high repeatability, low hysteresis and low creep characteristics. What makes these sensors particularly suitable for pressure mapping is that they demonstrate unrivalled durability, conformability and image detail, making the ideal for engineering research and design.
The new LX series provide accurate measurement of the interface’s true pressure by conforming to the topology of the surface and is able to minimise sensor effect, while maintaining spatial integrity – with no compromise to image quality. Cost of ownership is also reduced as the improved calibration stability leads to consistent data over thousands of cycles.
As part of the system, Interface Force offers the latest X3 Pro V7.0 software that focuses on offering more effective process and reporting tools for the test engineer. The new Pro V7 enables users to overlay pressure images on photos or graphics and adjust the pressure image size and positioning to specific h-point references, as well as a host of other features.