Miniaturized 6-axis F/T sensors

WITTENSTEIN 6-axis force torque sensors measure forces and torques in the 3 spatial directions (6 degrees of freedom) by using strain gauges.  The main advantages are their compact size (up to Ø 8 mm) and the hollow shaft option, which are enabled by the sensor's multi-part deformation body.


The 6-axis F/T sensor kit includes the F/T sensor, the electronics box and an application software to display and record the measurement values.

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F/T sensor kit & USPs

WORLD'S SMALLEST 6-AXIS F/T SENSORS

WORLD'S SMALLEST 6-AXIS F/T SENSORS

  • Small size (up to Ø 8 mm)
  • Hollow shaft option
  • Redundant measurement system (safety)
  • Custom drill hole pattern 
  • Titanium deformation body
  • Cable options (Flex cable with FPC connector or round cable)

ELECTRONICS BOX

ELECTRONICS BOX

  • Embedded signal and filter options 
  • 1 kHz sample rate
  • UART and USB interface
  • Sensor matrix implemented
  • 10 bit (true) precision

APPLICATION SOFTWARE F/T EXPLORER

APPLICATION SOFTWARE F/T EXPLORER

  • View real-time sensor data
  • Record sensor readings
  • Export and import measurings in multiple formats

Technical data

Sensor

   

HEX 10

HEX 12

HEX 21

HEX 32

  Data sheet
  

Dimension

    
  Diameter a)

10.5 mm

12.5 mm21.0 mm32.0 mm
  Height

11.0 mm

11.0 mm11.0 mm11.0 mm
  

Weight

< 10 g

< 10 g< 10 g< 10 g
  Nominal measurement range    
  

Fx, Fy, Fz

± 25 N± 25 N± 50 N± 125 N
  

Mx, My, Mz

± 125 mNm± 125 mNm± 500 mNm± 2.25 Nm
  

Technical specifications

    
  Resolution10 mN (1 g) 
  Accuracy b)1%
  Crosstalk3%
  Overload capacity300%
  Product features    
  

Material

Titanium grade 5, aluminium
  

Protection class

IP20
  Temperature range0 – 50 °C
  TechnologyStrain gauges
  Cable

Flex cable with axial/radial cable outlet
and Sub-D-HD connector

Round cable with radial cable outlet
and Sub-D-HD connector
  

 

a) The diameter excludes any connector or cable features.

b) The accuracy is the difference between the applied and the actually measured load.
The maximum measurement accuracy in percent refers to the full scale value of the sensor.

Electronics box

  

Product feature

 
  Dimensions

100 x 86 x 34 mm

  

Supply voltage

5 V

  Interfaces

USB, UART

  Sample rate100 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz
  

Resolution

10 bit (true), 3 σ
  Temperature range0 °C – 50 °C

Target applications

Medical research

  • Surgical robots
  • Prosthetics and exosceletons
  • Haptic devices

Humanoid robots and robotic grasping

  • Humanoid and legged robots 
  • Anthropomorphic dexterous hands
  • Finger force research 
     

Video: Robotic texture recognition

Industrial gripping and handling

  • Collaborative robots 
  • Parallel grippers 
  • Industrial handling solutions

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Timo Markert

Business Development Lead

+49 7931 493-10215

timo.markert@wittenstein.de