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plate1Arsalis designs and develops force plates. Our force plates include 4 strain gauge sensors measuring the vertical, fore-aft and lateral ground reaction forces. The mechanical design of the force plate is scalable so that it can be adapted to various animal sizes, from mice to elephants. Each force plate is delivered with an amplifier featuring 4 gain ranges, and supplying either analog signals or a TCP-IP interface. Our force plates can be connected in a network (up to 16 plates) in order to set up an instrumented running track. Our force plates demonstrate outstanding performance and reliability as well as competitive pricing.

Arsalis also develops custom force plates of any sizes. Our systems include force plate(s), amplifier, photocell triggers, data acquisition hardware, calibration hardware, fixation base and software for data acquisition and analysis.

The Arsalis force plates output data through the TCP-IP and/or the analog interface. The TCP-IP interface allows versatility and very simple integration of multiple plates. The analog interface allows integration of the Arsalis force plate with existing data acquisition systems like 3D motion tracking systems, electromyography and metabolic energy expenditure measurement systems.

The table below presents the specifications for a 500x800 mm force plate

Model name Arsalis 800*500
Model type large 3D
Calibration calibration system included for Fx, Fy, Fz
Amplifier included (8 channels, 4 stages amplification x1,x2,x4,x8)
Measuring range Fx, Fy, Fz up to 9.8 kN
Sensitivity Fx,Fy,Fz 1.6 – 3.2 – 6.4 – 12.8 mV/N
Noise rejection Fx,Fy,Fz Low pass filter: Bessel 4th order filter with Fc = 150 Hz
Resonance frequency > 200 Hz
Power supply 240 V, 50 Hz. Fuse: 250 mA.
Minimal measurable force 0.025 kg (14.2 efficient bits of a 16 bits AD converter)
Operating temperature range 0-60 °C
Length 800 mm
Width 500 mm
Height 97 mm or 132 mm with ground fixation base
Connection TCP-IP and/or analog DB15
Sealing Aluminum honeycomb top surface
Transducer type/composition/F max (x,y,z) strain gauges/aluminum/30 kN
Mass ~35 kg
Ground fixation ~35 kg aluminum base fixed on floor on which the force plates can be mounted
software included. All basic functions are implemented in the dedicated software: Setup, Calibration, Acquisition, signals display, ASCII files saving. Some Analysis routines are also included or can be developed on request. Contact us or download the Software document for more details




With the Arsalis force plates

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Arsalis 800x500 specifications (65 kB)

Arsalis 600x400 specifications (211 kB)