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Silicone Force Sensor (SXTSC1)

The capacitative operating principle of the elastomer sensor allows it to measure both contact and compressive force continually. It is soft and flexible, can be molded three-dimensionally, and is appropriate for many applications, including automotive, augmented reality, virtual reality, robotics, gaming, medical technology, and general industries.

Product Overview

Source: Sateco AG

Size Measuring principle Force range Travel Temperature range Durability
> 5 mm Capacitative 1…10 Newtons Up to 1.0 mm -40…+85 °C > 0.5 million cycles



Haptics, seat or bed occupancy, gripping force control, body posture, exoskeletons, prostheses, collaborative robots, bandages, intelligent soles, VR/AR gloves, and occupational safety equipment are a few of the applications this sensor can be applied to.


New Design Options

The footprint and dimensions of the sensor can be designed with ease. It could be tailored to curved surfaces and easily incorporated into the body structure and surface, allowing for the design of input devices, prostheses, and exoskeletons on both small and large surfaces.

Space-Saving and Predictive

The sensor incorporates two measurement functions into a single component. It can identify the proximity of a body component across a short distance and accurately evaluates the force exerted. This keeps the system compact and allows for predictive operation and measuring systems.

Skin and Food Compatibility

Silicone is a skin-friendly material, and surface texturing is an option that might increase comfortability. In terms of food, silicone is chemical and temperature resistant.

Reduced Manufacturing Costs

When utilized as a measuring cell, electrical connectors can integrate the sensor directly into the surface away from a circuit board. Its elastomer composition eliminates the need for additional damping, preload, and tolerance compensation elements, streamlining the design while lowering manufacturing costs.

High Durability

The SXTSC1 sensor is durable, stress and impact resistant, and has a long lifespan even in harsh environments with both high (+85 °C) and low (−40 °C) temperatures, thanks to its elastomer material.

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