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ATI develops Axia80 force/torque sensor



Oct. 5, 2017 – ATI Industrial Automation has unveiled the Axia80, the newest offering in its force/torque sensor product line.

Like all ATI force/torque sensors, the Axia80 measures all six components of force and torque. The monolithic instrumented transducer also features silicon strain gauges that promise to reduce noise, enable high stiffness, and provide overload protection five 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 boasts 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, says ATI. All the electronics are built into the transducer body, and the sensor connects directly to the robot controller. The Axia80 communicates through EtherCAT or Ethernet and is best suited for robotic assembly, grinding, and polishing applications.