Touch Panels

Touch Panel Sensor Modules 4-TPS-E1 & 4-TPS-E2
The 4-TPS-E series touch panels are contact sensitive devices designed to activate when a grounded primate touches it.
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Touch Panel Sensor Module 4-TPS-E1
Features & Benefits In Brief

  • Adjustable contact sensitivity.
  • Activates when touched by a grounded subject
  • Provides either “normal positive logic TTL” or “invert negative logic TTL” output
  • Will drive any TTL compatible device.

General specifications:

  • Attaching one side of the device’s electronics component to the primate chair’s metal perch, then attaching the other side of the device to a rod (that is easily reached by the primate) achieves the grounding of the primate.
  • When contact is made, the “normal” output produces a “positive logic” TTL signal. The “invert” output will give a “negative logic” TTL signal.
  • The signal can then drive another device – like Crist Instruments “5-RLD-E(x) or D(x)” Reward Systems, or it can be sent to the I/O Module in your computer.
  • Interactive software program such as LabVIEW or TestPoint, will sense the TTL pulse and can process the signal, or drive devices (such as a reward system).
  • In this configuration the outputs will produce a continuous pulse lasting as long in duration to to the length of time a subject is touching either a metallic rod or push-button.

4-TPS-E2 Touch Panel, Short Duration Module
The 4-TPS-E2 touch panel is a contact sensitive device designed to activate when a grounded primate touches it. This Touch Panel is identical to the 4-TPS-E1 except that it is designed to send a short duration “pulse-signal,” a positive (normal) or negative (invert) TTL, to the computer when the animal touches the sensor bar or pushes a button.

Features & Benefits In Brief

  • Sends a short-duration (1/3 second)pulse.
  • Pulse duration can be set to an alternate interval, upon request, prior to delivery.
  • Adjustble contact sensitivity.
  • Activates when touched by a grounded subject.
  • Provides either “normal positive logic TTL” or “invert negative logic TTL” output.
  • Will drive any TTL compatible device.

General specifications:

  • Attaching one side of the device’s electronics component to the primate chair’s metal perch, then attaching the other side of the device to a rod (that is easily reached by the primate) achieves the grounding of the primate.
  • When contact is made, the “normal” output produces a “positive logic” TTL signal. The “invert” output will give a “negative logic” TTL signal.
  • The signal can then drive another device – like Crist Instruments “5-RLD-E(x) or D(x)” Reward Systems, or it can be sent to the I/O Module in your computer.
  • Interactive software program such as LabVIEW or TestPoint, will sense the TTL pulse and can process the signal, or drive devices (such as a reward system).
  • In this configuration the outputs will produce a pulse of a fixed duration of either the factory preset 1/3 second (or an alternate duration) once the subject touches either a metallic rod or push-button.

When ordering please specify the:

  • Module number
  • Length of desired pulse duration, if other than 1/3 second, when ordering the 4-TPS-E1.

4-TPSTL-1 Touch Panel Loop Sensor

The 4-TPSTL-1 series touch panels are contact sensitive devices designed to activate when a subject touches it. This is a conductive form of the touch sensor. It was engineered to be used in conjunction with the D.A.R.I.S. (5-RLD-D1) Reward controller as a remote sensor in both local and remote (PC controlled) applications. The 4-TPSTL-4 touch panel can also be used as a Standalone unit with the 5-RLD-E1 control unit or with a Digital Input / Output module in a PC. For standalone use you will need to connect the external power supply.

Features and Benefits

  • Conductive Touch panel Sensor
  • Easily integrates with either the D.A.R.I.S (5-RLD-D1) or the 5-RLD-E1 reward controllers
  • Independent can be used as a standalone touch interface with the use of the external power supply
  • Select-able output polarity.
  • Easy to install on most primate restraint chairs or rodent mazes. Uses existing chair mounted Touch bar

General specifications

    • Voltage 9-12 VDC, 250ma Min
    • Trigger Output Active Logic High > 4VDC
    • Inactive Logic Low < 1VDC
    • Pulse Width 250 ms
    • Uses existing chair mounted Touch bar.  (Existing chairs may be retro-fitted, request quote).
    • Used with the D1-V2 Reward Controller as a remote sensor in both local and remote modes. Device power is supplied by the D1.
    • Used in a standalone (local only) mode with our E1 control unit. (Requires external power supply, included).
    • Used as an input to a Digital Input/output (DIO) module in a PC, thus supporting Labview, Rex, etc). (Requires external power supply, included).
    • Lockout Time Adjust (0 to 240 sec). Prevents continuous reward requests.
    • Trip Level Adjust. Sets sensor trip point (Sensitivity) to compensate for Subject’s body resistance.
Three Trigger Modes
  • Release – Trigger Pulse on sensor release
  • Touch – Trigger Pulse on sensor touch
  • Track – Trigger Active for duration of sensor
  • Dimensions approximately 4” x 4” x 2”

4-TPSIR-1 IR Touch Sensor
4-TPSIR-1
The 4-TPSIR-1 series touch panels are contact sensitive devices designed to activate when a subject touches it or reflects the IR beam back to the sensor. This is a non-conductive form of the touch sensor. It was engineered to be used in conjunction with the D.A.R.I.S. (5-RLD-D1) Reward controller as a remote sensor in both local and remote (PC controlled) applications. The 4-TPSIR-4 can also be used as a Standalone unit with the 5-RLD-E1 control unit or with a Digital Input / Output module in a PC. For standalone use you will need to connect the external power supply.

Features and Benefits

  • Non Conductive Touch Sensor
  • Easily integrates with either the D.A.R.I.S (5-RLD-D1) or the 5-RLD-E1 reward controllers
  • Independent can be used as a standalone touch interface with the use of the external power supply
  • Easy to install on most primate restraint chairs or rodent mazes.

General specifications

    • Voltage 9-12 VDC, 250ma Min
    • Trigger Output Active Logic High > 4VDC
    • Inactive Logic Low < 1VDC
    • Pulse Width 250 ms
    • Remote Pressure Sensitive Bulb mounts directly in chair. (Existing chairs may be retro-fitted, request quote).
    • Used with the D1-V2 Reward Controller as a remote sensor in both local and remote modes. Device power is supplied by the D1.
    • Used in a standalone (local only) mode with our E1 control unit. (Requires external power supply, included).
    • Used as an input to a Digital Input/output (DIO) module in a PC, thus supporting Labview, Rex, etc). (Requires external power supply, included).
    • Lockout Time Adjust (0 to 240 sec). Prevents continuous reward requests.
    • Trip Level Adjust. Sets sensor trip point (Sensitivity) to compensate for changes in air pressure

Three Trigger Modes

  • Release – Trigger Pulse on sensor release
  • Touch – Trigger Pulse on sensor touch
  • Track – Trigger Active for duration of sensor
  • Dimensions approximately 4” x 4” x 2”

MRI Touch Sensor A non-conduction, Non-Metallic form of touch sensor.

    • Remote Pressure Sensitive Bulb mounts directly in chair. (Existing chairs may be retro-fitted, request quote).
    • Used with the D1-V2 Reward Controller as a remote sensor in both local and remote modes. Device power is supplied by the D1.
    • Used in a standalone (local only) mode with our E1 control unit. (Requires external power supply, included).
    • Used as an input to a Digital Input/output (DIO) module in a PC, thus supporting Labview, Rex, etc). (Requires external power supply, included).
    • Lockout Time Adjust (0 to 240 sec). Prevents continuous reward requests.
    • Trip Level Adjust. Sets sensor trip point (Sensitivity) to compensate for changes in air pressure

Three Trigger Modes

  • Release – Trigger Pulse on sensor release
  • Touch – Trigger Pulse on sensor touch
  • Track – Trigger Active for duration of sensor
  • Dimensions approximately 4” x 4” x 2”

Order Catalog Number: 4-TPSMRI-1

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