Interface builds quality test and measurement products and OEM sensors designed for smart applications in all industries.
Robotics in the 4.0 Revolution
To facilitate the demand for robotics and automation, a variety of sensor and measurement components are necessary to ensure the highest quality and reliability of these machines. Many tasks carried out by robotic applications are ultra-precise and require more accuracy than what a human hand or eye can handle.
Sensor technologies embedded in the actual robotics instrument must also be used to constantly calibrate or monitor the robotics. If robots are used on automated manufacturing lines, any issues with the robotics can disrupt and compromise the entire process.
Robotics manufacturers, integrators using robotics, and system enabled robots utilize Interface solutions when they need quality sensors that can monitor the precision of the robotics and ensure that their accuracy and reliability is maintained during testing and live use.
Interface products are frequently used as a component within an IoT OEM device. The ConvexBT is designed for testing and for full integration into the robotic element to measure the force pressure during use. ConvexBT is available in multiple capacities, including our latest release of the 500lb and 1Klb models.
Technology and communications are moving at 5G speed and IoT is ubiquitous in smart applications across all types of industries from aerospace to healthcare. The data from sensors in smart manufacturing, e-agriculture, autonomous vehicles and IoT medical devices (IoMT) enable continuous monitoring, predict failure fast, and increase durability and efficiencies.
These are the type of smart sensor technologies Interface has been designing and building for more than five decades. We understand it is imperative sensor solutions meet the needs of constant innovation and solve modern design and testing challenges. Whether it is miniature sensors, digital outputs, or wireless devices that provide intelligent information, Interface is a top provider IoT enabled measurement technologies used in through the entire product lifecycle, from R&D through production and to deployment.
IoT is in testing environments for machines, equipment and products. Engineers require smaller devices and the ability to analyze data in real-time while connecting to other devices and the cloud wirelessly. Our IoT force measurement solutions are embedded in consumer products to increase, increasing operability and reliability for users. Interface remains the leader in accuracy and quality with no plans to change our focus. What is changing is use cases and opportunities for using precision sensor technology of all sizes and capacities, whether that be for autonomous vehicle testing, robotics in manufacturing lines or in-home med devices. Interface is IoT ready!
Like most industries, the agriculture industry is no stranger to technology. In fact, it’s among the most advanced industries in the world. With advancements in IoT, e-agriculture and smart farming are now core operations for most large producers and crop managers, while equipment and components look for more data to drive work efficiencies and improve production quality.
From heavy machinery used in working the fields to industrial weighing applications for livestock, manufacturers serving farmers and the supply chains that support agriculture use Interface sensor technologies. Interface’s wide range of IoT functioning load cells, torque transducers, and DAQ systems are ideal for all types of advanced and simple agricultural applications, like weigh checking, lifting equipment, electrical and motorized farm vehicles, even drones used during the production and inspection.
Wireless solutions have increased in popularity across all industries, but especially in farming where engineers and manufacturers are running tests in the field and don’t want to run long wires that can get in the way. Interface provides a wide range of wireless solutions for IoT, including our Wireless and Bluetooth® Telemetry Systems, which include sensor transmitters, receivers, and displays. These systems help our customers create a test network that is more convenient and just as accurate as its wired counterparts.
IoT Applications include:
- Smart factory tools and machines
- Wireless testing equipment for labs
- Autonomous vehicle components
- Robots and robotic parts
- Industrial automation equipment
- Cordless testing machines
- Stock weighing and lifting
- Safety regulation feedback and sensing
- Predictive usability and durability testing
- Liquid and line monitoring
- Fitness and health equipment use
- Miniature sensors in medical devices
- Touch screen testing
- Home health feedback sensors
- Mission critical applications for aerospace
- Hands-free devices and machines
- Prosthetics and surgical instruments
- Small scale testing equipment
- Modular component tests
- Visualization and product usability test
- Consumer product prototyping
- Environmental and temperature testing