Intelligent force/torque sensing functions enable easy interface to robots

Tamas Ledeczi, Hannu Lehtinen, Zsolt Banki

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    An intelligent six-axis force/torque (F/T) sensor system is presented. It provides several options for preprocessing the measured F/T values and for transmitting the result(s) to an industrial robot via parallel or serial signal path. The sensor system can eliminate the effect of preload forces when contact forces are to be measured, provide information on the occurrence of any preprogrammed F/T state, range the measured F/T values to produce coarse path control information. A menu-driven programming frame supports F/T application development. The system can be remotely controlled by the robot making use of a well-defined control procotol. The sensor system also restarts autonomously after a power failure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCreative Manufacturing Engineering Program
    Subtitle of host publicationtechnical papers
    Place of PublicationDearborn
    PublisherSociety of Manufacturing Engineers, SME
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 1990
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

    Publication series

    SeriesSociety of Manufacturing Engineers. Technical Paper
    NumberSME MS900818


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