November 13, 2017      

QUEBEC CITY, Canada — Robotiq has launched a version of its FT 300 Force Torque Sensor that is 10 times more sensitive than its predecessors. With plug-and-play integration on all Universal Robots collaborative robot arms, the FT 300 performs highly repeatable, precision force control tasks such as finishing, product testing, assembly, and precise part insertion, said Robotiq.

This force torque sensor comes with an updated free URCap software able to feed data to the Universal Robots Force Mode.

“This new feature allows the user to perform precise force-insertion assembly and many finishing applications where force control with high sensitivity is required,” explained Jean-Philippe Jobin, chief technology officer at Robotiq. (This feature is available with the Universal Robots CB3.1 controller only.)

The URCap also includes a new calibration routine.

“We’ve integrated a step-by-step procedure that guides the user through the process, which takes less than two minutes,” added Jobin. “A new dashboard also provides real-time force and moment readings on all six axes. Moreover, prebuilt programming functions are now embedded in the URCap for intuitive programming.”

See some of the FT 300’s new capabilities in the following demo videos:

1. How to calibrate with the FT 300 URCap Dashboard

2. Linear search demo

3. Path recording demo

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