Futek S-Beam load cells for trackpad/ touchpad testing

Futek’s LSB200 Jr miniature
S-Beam load cells are used to test trackpads and touchpads, commonly found on
desktop computers and laptops. Trackpads and touchpads need to undergo rigorous
testing to meet the demands of the market.

In the conceptual
diagram of this application, Futek’s LSB200 Jr miniature S-Beam load cell is
fixed onto a testing actuator to record tactile feedback, run cycle test and
quantify the force required to stimulate touchpad response. A test stand has
been set up to record the force of the pressing and dragging motion of a finger
in relation to the position on the trackpad.

To check the quality,
the gantry setup can be automated to inspect each trackpad to make sure the
tactile feedbacks are within tolerance. These force measures are streamed to a
computer for control and analysis utilising Futek’s USB Solutions and Sensit
Test and Measurement Software.

The sensitivity of
trackpads and touchpads needs to be tested to ensure they deliver optimal
performance to the end user.

Futek Advanced
Sensor Technology, Inc. is represented in Australia and New Zealand by

For further information, please visit the Metromatics
website www.metromatics.com.au or
call (07) 3868-4255.

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