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Electroactive Polymer (EAP) is a polymer that exhibits a change in size or shape when stimulated by an electric field. The field generates coulomb attractive forces on the electrodes which apply compressive forces on the dielectric causing the change in size or shape.

There are two primary types of EAP: Ionic and Dielectric. Parker develops dielectric EAP, using primarily silicone dielectric film, carbon ink electrodes, and epoxy frame material. EAP can be used to create a variety of devices including sensors, actuators, and energy harvesting devices. Watch our videos, below, to learn more about EAP Technology and SensoNODE Mobile.


EAP Technology Video
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Condition Monitoring with SensoNODE™ Blue and SCOUT™ Mobile
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