ATI's Axia80 measures all six components of force and torque and is programmed with two different calibrations.
The ATI 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 sensor communicates through EtherCAT or Ethernet and is ideal for robotic assembly, grinding, and polishing applications. The Axia80 will also be available with a fully-integrated software interface compatible with all Universal Robot Models.