APEX, NC—ATI Industrial Automation, a provider of robotic tooling and sensing technology, has announced that its multiaxis force and torque (F/T) sensors are now compatible with FANUC’s robots and force control software. This collaboration opens up new possibilities for advanced automation and precision control in robotic applications.
Traditionally, multiple pieces of equipment have been required to process a stone slab. Separate machines that cut, drill or finish the slab surface have been used by stone-processing companies worldwide for centuries.
Robots have always struggled to match human touch. But, recent advances in sensor technology now enable machines to process the sensitive forces needed for delicate assembly tasks, such as placing, inserting and tightening parts.
Robots are increasingly being made to mirror humans. The best example of this is the dual-armed robot—such as ABB’s YuMi and Rethink Robotics’ Baxter—designed specifically to work closely with people on the assembly line.