Like all of ATI’s Force/Torque Sensors, the Axia80 measures all six components of force and torque. The monolithic instrumented transducer also features silicon strain gauges that reduce noise, enable high stiffness, and provide overload protection 5 to 12.5 times over the sensing range. The Axia80 is programmed with two different calibrations; one allows for a large sensing range during high-speed moves or when applying high force, while the other suits more delicate processes that require higher resolution and accuracy. Operators can switch between the two calibrations to provide better control of dynamic processes–even while the application is running.
All the electronics are built into the transducer body, and the sensor connects directly to the robot controller. This keeps the unit’s cost down and footprint smaller, without sacrificing accuracy, resolution, or robustness. The Axia80 communicates through EtherCAT or Ethernet and is ideal for robotic assembly, grinding, and polishing applications. For more information stop by their booth # B15042 or visit www.ati-ia.com.