Robotic grinding and polishing are commonly used in manufacturing for industrial applications. Robots or cobots are programmed to grind and polish on different materials and surfaces. A force measurement system needs to be implemented in order to monitor and control the amount of force exerted on to the grinding workpiece.
Interface’s Model 6A40A 6-Axis Load Cell can be installed between the flange and the grinding tool. 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.