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PVDF Microforce Sensor for the Measurement of Z-directional Strength in Paper Fiber Bonds

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut194–203
Sivumäärä10
JulkaisuSensors and Actuators A: Physical
Vuosikerta222
Numero1
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä11 joulukuuta 2014
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TilaJulkaistu - 1 helmikuuta 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli

Tiivistelmä

The Z-directional strength of paper fiber bonds is an important parameter for the paper and board industry. The current methods of studying Z-directional paper fiber bond strength rely on handsheet measurements. This paper presents a novel tool for measuring the Z-directional strength of individual paper fiber bonds. A polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF) film microforce sensor, with a special
specimen holder, was designed, fabricated and calibrated to perform the measurements. The microforce sensor operates in a cantilever-like bending mode and is capable of measuring forces up to 10 mN. It is demonstrated that the output of our microforce sensor is linear, in addition to which it can measure forces higher than 3 mN with a coefficient of variation of less than 2%. This new
microforce sensor was integrated into a microrobotic platform and is shown to be able to accurately measure the Z-directional bond strength of paper fibers.