"Prescale film" is a method of measuring contact linear and planar pressures. The structure is a thin film consisting of micro-encapsulated color forming material and color developing material. When pressure is applied to the film, a red color impression is formed in varying density according to the amount of pressure and pressure distribution. The film can be used in both stationary and moving applications to measure pressures up to 43,500 PSI.
In all aspects of manufacturing and production, pressure and ensuring exactly the right amount of it is crucial. Accurate pressure data can help increase the work life of machinery equipment and improve workplace safety. Also, by ensuring stable pressure throughout production, manufacturers can produce a more consistent, quality product. Therefore, obtaining pressure value and pressure distribution data is often a key factor in optimizing a business' efficiency.
Simply place Fuji Prescale film between any two surfaces which come into contact. Varying colors of red patches will instantly appear on the Prescale which reveal the pressure distribution between the surfaces. Furthermore, the intensity of the red colors of the Prescale film is related to the amount of pressure applied to it.
7 different film types ranging from 0.05 - 300 MPa (7.25 psi - 43,500 psi)