Collaborative robots, or cobots, are used for processing in manufacturing environments by stacking products or items onto pallets in an organized fashion either for storage, transportation, or distribution. A system is needed to measure the force and torque of the cobot arm as it picks up and lifts objects onto the pallet.
Interface’s Model 6A40A 6-Axis Load Cell can be installed between the robot flange and the robot’s grabber mechanism. When connected to the BX8-HD44 Data Acquisition, the customer can receive force and torque measurements when connected to their control system using BlueDAQ sofware.
The 6A40-6 Axis Load Cell was able to measure all forces and torques (Fx, Fʏ, Fz, Mx, Mʏ, Mz) and the BXB-HD44 Data Acquisition was able to log, display, and graph these measurements while sending scaled analog output signals for these axes to the robot’s control system.