TekScan Low Impact Testing
Low impact forces are a specialized application, for assessing the impact; Spraying Systems Co. uses a capacitive sheet material, manufactured by TekScan. The forces generated throughout a spray pattern cause the top layer, of a two-layer material, to deflect toward the bottom layer. This causes a change in the capacitance between the two layers, which are outfitted with a grid of electrodes. The capacitive change throughout the grid is then converted to a force map.