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High Resolution Force/Torque Sensor



ATI has unveiled the newest offering in its force/torque sensor product line, the Axia80. 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 20 times over the sensing range. The Axia80 is programmed with two different calibrations that the operator can switch between while the application is running. The default calibration allows for a large sensing range during high-speed moves or while applying high force. The smaller calibration suits more delicate processes that require higher resolution and accuracy.

"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," said a company spokesperson. The Axia80 communicates through EtherCAT or Ethernet and is suitable for robotic assembly, grinding and polishing applications.

For more information contact:

Charles Haines

ATI Industrial Automation

1031 Goodworth Dr.

Apex, NC 27539

919-772-0115

www.ati-ia.com

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