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Force Torque Sensor FT 150 now Available from Robotiq

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette. Last updated on May 05, 2016 5:09 PM
Posted on Sep 17, 2014 2:22 AM. 3 min read time

Robotiq launches its newest technology: the ROBOTIQ FORCE TORQUE SENSOR FT 150 – a 6-Axis Force Torque Sensor designed for force control with easy integration and immunity from external electrical noise.

Robotiq is releasing a 6-Axis Force Torque Sensor – the FT 150 – specially designed for force controlled applications, enabling the users to enjoy easy integration andimmunity from external electrical noise. With electronics included within the sensor, a high quality signal that does not require external processing, and software packages for Universal RobotsROS, Linux and Windows; this new 6-Axis Force Torque Sensor makes integration easier for end users. This sensor is also compatible with industrial robot manufacturers such as: Yaskawa, FANUC and ABB.

Robotics finishing robot gripper force torque sensor FT web

Targeted Applications

  • Robotic Hand Guiding

With the exact same concept as for a collaborative robot, you can now teach your industrial robot how to execute different tasks. To have a better idea of what hand-guiding looks like, take a look at our Kinetiq Teaching technology.

  • Finishing

Applications such as grinding, polishing and deburring have to be done with a limited force to have consistent results. A force-torque sensor allows you to apply precision control in these operations with an industrial robot.

  • Assembly Tasks

To be able to assemble parts together efficiently, you need to apply the right amount of force. This device, gives you the opportunity to adjust the force being applied, for example, in inserting a pin in a hole. Using a FT sensor brings the robot a step closer to human dexterity by controlling the force and by searching for surfaces.

  • Product Testing

Some companies are using robots to do durability tests. Robots are recognized as being steady and precise, so using them for testing is logical. Test cycles can be made with a robot using a force controlled device, this way you can determine the exact force necessary for the part / application.

force torque sensorFeatures

  • High Quality Signals

Digital measuring elements make the sensor immune to electro-magnetic noise, no filtering is required.

  • Direct Communication with your Robot Controller

The signal can be sent directly as digital input to your robot controller. No need for an external signal processing box with the associated costs and no need for costly fieldbus cards.

  • Software Packages Available

To speed up your application development, software packages are available for Universal Robots, ROS, Linux and Windows. Compatible with industrial robot manufacturers such as: Yaskawa, Fanuc and ABB.

To get more detailed information on the sensor itself, go to our FT 150 Force Torque Sensor product page



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Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
Mathieu is a production engineer at Robotiq, where he constantly strives to optimize the production line for Robotiq Grippers. He enjoys discovering new robotic applications and sharing what he learns on Robotiq's blog.
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