Forcen Inc. has developed the ForceFilm™ System, a thin, conformal film that can be laminated, under a stiff material and its contact surface, without modifying the contact surface.
The ForceFilm™ System works by measuring strains in the underlying structure, and has a force resolution of as little as 10 mN.
The strain can be measured in multiple dimensions at multiple points, due to the array of sensors integrated into the thin ForceFilm™.
The surface or part can be of any complex shape or geometry. It is integrated with a sealed electronics module that calibrates, measures, and converts the sensing array signals to noise-free force measurements.
These measurements are transmitted by digital wired bus for simple integration, and requires no modification to the components, robot, or assembly.