Manufacturing AUTOMATION

OptoForce adds three new applications for KUKA industrial robots

October 14, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Oct. 14, 2017 – OptoForce, a robotics technology provider of multi-axis force and torque sensors, has developed three new applications for KUKA industrial robots.

The new applications are Hand Guiding, Presence Detection and Center Pointing, and will be utilized by both end-users and systems integrators. Each application, listed below, is also supported by new videos to demonstrate how they work. With OptoForce’s Hand Guiding application, KUKA robots can move in an assigned direction and selected route. The Presence Detection application allows KUKA robots to detect the presence of a specific object and to find the object even if it has moved. With the Center Pointing application, the OptoForce sensor helps the KUKA robot find the centre point of an object by providing the robot with a sense of touch. The solution also works with glossy metal objects where a vision system would not be able to define its position.

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