Sensors can help improve robotic productivity. The Capacitive F/T Sensor, for example, measures the six components of force and torque (Fx, Fy, Fz, Tx, Ty, Tz) often needed in robotic applications. The sensor is IP65-rated for protection against dust and water spray, and hard mechanical stops provide overload protection. Output options include computer connection through optional USB and Ethernet conversion cables.
The force range (Fx, Fy, Fz) is 45 lbƒ (200 N) and torque range (Tx, Ty, Tz) is 35 in.-lb (4 Nm). Output options include an Ethernet conversion box that allows connection to Ethernet networks and USB conversion cables that allow connection to a personal computer or other devices powered by the USB output, and RS-422 serial connection, which provides un-terminated wires for data signals and user 5 Vdc power input.
The sensors come in a range of custom and standard silicon strain gage-based models from 17 to 330 mm and include environmental protection (IP) on most. All versions measure six components of force and torque (Fx, Fy, Fz, Tx, Ty, Tz) and feature a compact design, hardened stainless steel construction, high-speed output, overload protection, span temperature compensation options, and high signal-to-noise ratio.
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