Smallest, thinnest, lightest 3 dimensional axis tactile sensor based on MEMS technology
SchokacChip™ is the tactile sensor with small-high sensitivity based on MEMS technology.
Realizing high sensitivity for 3 dimensional axis by processing 3 piezoelectric elements and locating them at 3 dimensional axis on the 2mm² chip.
Needs and Markets for ShokacChip™
Because the conventional tactile sensors mainly detect the pressure, additional step such as calculation of output changes between sensors is necessary to detect the shear stress.
ShokacChip™ can detect shear stress directly as one sensor. You can implement ShokacChip™ not only on the flat surface but also curved surface due to its small and thin body. The density of implemented sensors can be easily changed. Additionally, it is possible to adjust the sensitivity and feel by changing the material of exterior covering silicon chip.
With regard to the market of ShokacChip™, the gripping and tracing movement at Robot hand, which could be significantly improved by tactile sensor, is one of the best markets for ShokacChip™.
As the other examples, human machine interface at gaming and smart phone, sports simulation by embedded it into shoes, and even anti-slipping system at automotive might be realized by embedded it into tires to measure the friction force.
|Type||Product||Feature||Rated force range||Status|
New small and high sensitivity type. 30% reduced dimension against TS type with improved sensitivity.
Optimized for low force range application.
|Z axis 2N
|TS type||p/n：TSSI OD10 C10
High productivity and temperature compensation are realized by Piezo-elements located to XYZ axis at twin beam style.
Exterior resin is made from silicone rubber. Cable length is 100mm as standard.
|Z axis 40N
|p/n：TSSI OD10 FPC19
TSSI OD10 FPC38
FSI type with FPC. Selectable 190mm or 380mm.
|Z axis 40N
|TF type||p/n：TFSI OD10
ShokacChip Upper plate type. Both upper plate and baseplate with screw holes for mounting in between components.
|Z axis 40N
It amplifies the output voltage from ShokacChip.
Amplifier magnification is X250.
0 pont auto-balancing function is equipped.
8 ch Evaluation board
It converts analogue signal out from amplifier board to digital signal, and output it at serial communication to PC from USB connector.
Possible 8 channels concurrent.
Wireless port included (Bluetooth module optional)
GUI for ShokacChip
Display XYZ force values and Temp. gauge T value. Graphic of shear stress by allow and pressure by color change.
Data can be saved by CSV.
(1Ch display is standard)