Sensor Products Announces Low Contact Pressure Indicating Film

Madison, NJ (USA) – October 23, 2008 – Sensor Products Inc. announces Pressurex Zero®, the newest addition to its tactile pressure-indicating sensor films. Eagerly awaited by the engineering community, Pressurex Zero® characterizes contact surface pressure down to an extremely low 7.2 PSI (0.5 kg/cm2).   It is an easy-to-use flexible film that is placed between contacting or mating surfaces to instantly and accurately measure and map pressure magnitude and distribution.  Variations in contact surface pressure are immediately visible by the impression made on the film.  The range for Pressurex Zero® is 7.2 – 28 PSI (0.5 – 1.97 kg/cm2).

Pressurex® comes in the form of a thin clear plastic sheet (4 or 8 mil), physically similar in appearance to paper, and is available in eight different pressure ranges. When placed between contacting surfaces, it instantaneously and permanently changes color directly proportional to the actual pressure applied.  The precise pressure magnitude (PSI or kg/cm2) is easily determined by comparing color variation results to a color correlation chart (conceptually similar to interpreting Litmus paper.) Pressurex® can also be scanned through one of Sensor Product’s optical imaging systems.

Pressurex®, which is used in the design, manufacture, calibration and quality control of many products.  Variations in contact surface pressure, that Pressurex® reveals, often result in manufacturing flaws and product defects   Some applications and products that would benefit from analysis with Pressurex Zero® include heat sinks, press rollers, circuit board lamination, lcd screens, heat seals, for packaging, biomechanics, squeegees, and other applications that require extremely low contact pressures to be assessed.

Mechanical design and assembly of products that depend upon the accurate measurement of the compressive force of clamps, fasteners, connectors  and bolted joints, so that the desired pressure distribution over the entire interconnecting contact surface area results are particularly aided by Pressurex®.

Pressurex® is very flexible, which enables it to conform to curved spaces. It is ideal for invasive, intolerant environments and tight spaces not accessible to conventional electronic transducers.

Pressurex® measures pressures as high as 43,200 PSI (1,300 – 3,000 kg/cm2). To request a free sample of Pressurex®, contact Sensor Products Inc. at 1.973.884.1755 (USA), or info@sensorprod.com.  Visit their website to view their entire line of products at www.sensorprod.com.

About Sensor Products Inc. (USA)
Headquartered in New Jersey and established in 1990, Sensor Products Inc., is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of tactile pressure indicating solutions. Their customized and off-the-shelf products are installed within all of the Fortune 500 industrial companies as well as thousands of smaller manufacturing firms. Their sensors are used in applications as diverse as tire testing to semiconductor manufacturing and from R&D labs to space missions. Additionally, Sensor Products provides in-house and on-site stress and pressure mapping analysis, as well as a variety of regional technical seminars.

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Media Contact:
Arlene Gleicher
973-884-1755 x5826
agleicher@sensorprod.com

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