ArtiMinds RPS +Force

Force-controlled robot applications

Force-torque sensors are proven tools in many robot applications, e.g. to compensate manufacturing tolerances or wear and thereby increase the robustness. For this purpose, robot manufacturers offer extensive technology packages for their controllers, but their use requires special expertise and extensive programming knowledge.

With ArtiMinds RPS + Force you can implement robot applications with force-torque sensors in a very short time, even without special knowledge. Test solutions such as probing, searching for holes or torque balancing live on the robot without high programming effort – and thus save a lot of time during process development.

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Broad support of force sensors

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Easy setup and verification

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Tactile sensitivity and hand guiding

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Optimized robot code

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Live sensor data

Broad support of force sensors

Force Torque Sensors

ArtiMinds RPS +Force supports a wide range of force sensors, e.g. from ATI, Wacoh, OnRobot, Robotiq and Weiss Robotics. Choose the best force sensor for your application – ranging from tenths of newtons to kilonewtons.

If you want to use different hardware or require assistance in choosing a force sensor, send an inquiry to contact@artiminds.com.

Force Torque Sensors
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Easy setup and verification

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Easily configure the settings and mounting of your force-torque sensor in the robot configurator either numerically or in 3D. Test if everything works as expected using an automated connection test.

Tactile sensitivity and hand guiding

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A large set of templates allows for fast implementation of tasks with tactile sensitivity. Easily compensate tolerances which would crash a robot without sensors. ArtiMinds RPS provides broadly applicable force-sensitive skills leading to high process reliability. The automatic correction of the robot motion forms the basis to optimize the robot program using ArtiMinds LAR.

Softly pick and place objects even if the gripper is not perfectly centred.

Search for holes, corners, surfaces and more. Search patterns, forces, friction can be easily modified among others.

Insert objects of different shapes like cylinders or boxes without jammings into holders or cavities.

Align object sides, surfaces and corners, contact an object or centre it between contact surfaces.

Overlay a continuous path with a force for grinding, polishing or similar tasks to smoothly follow even complex free-form surfaces.

ArtiMinds RPS +Force provides helper tools to guide your robot assisted by its force measurements.

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Optimized robot code

ArtiMinds RPS +Force automatically generates optimized robot code. The generated robot code uses available software add-ons of the robot manufacturer to ensure the best available process reliability. You don’t have to pay attention to the implementation details of the chosen robot manufacturer or force sensor. ArtiMinds RPS +Force will automatically solve tasks like the parameterization of force controllers, communication setup or transformation of forces to specific contact points for you.

Live sensor data

ArtiMinds RPS +Force adds additional channels to the live sensor data. Analyze forces and torques transformed into a contact point or as raw data to qualify your process and ensure the process specification is met.
Easily stream sensor data with high frequencies up to 500Hz. Export all channels as a .csv file to document your process. Discover the benefits of ArtiMinds LAR with live data.

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See for yourself how easy it is to install, setup and use the +Force addon. Equip your robot with tactile sensitivity and unleash the full potential of your robot.

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Step-by-Step

Tactile sensitivity isn’t restricted to cobots. ArtiMinds RPS +Force allows to easily add a force sensor to an industrial robot to combine highspeed motions with increased process reliability. The following steps demonstrate typical usage of the +Force addon.

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  • Step 1: Choose and configurate the force sensor

    Select a force sensor from the list of supported hardware components for your robot manufacturer and configure the sensor and its mounting using the robot configurator. Perform a connection test to check the configuration.

  • Step 2: Helper Tools for hand guiding

    Choose one of our helper tools for force sensors to guide the robot, center your gripper around an object or resolve jammings. Just grasp the robot at the tool and guide it to drastically reduce the time to teach.

  • Step 3: Add force-sensitive Templates

    Add templates to your RPS program to solve challenging robot tasks like searching for a hole or aligning surfaces. Quickly test different templates to find the best approach – the robot code will be generated automatically.

  • Step 4: Presets and expert settings

    For each template you can choose or easily set up new presets which define how the robot will react to external forces, e.g. highly reactive for soft materials or less reactive for metal.

  • Step 5: Combine different templates

    Easily combine multiple templates in your RPS program to tackle complex tasks. Define error handlers and choose the best time to zeroize the force sensor.

  • Step 6: Analyze live sensor data

    Analyze the live sensor data to verify that the resulting forces and torques meet the process specifications.

  • Step 1

    Choose and configurate the force sensor

    Select a force sensor from the list of supported hardware components for your robot manufacturer and configure the sensor and its mounting using the robot configurator. Perform a connection test to check the configuration.

  • Step 2

    Helper Tools for hand guiding

    Choose one of our helper tools for force sensors to guide the robot, center your gripper around an object or resolve jammings. Just grasp the robot at the tool and guide it to drastically reduce the time to teach.

  • Step 3

    Add force-sensitive Templates

    Add templates to your RPS program to solve challenging robot tasks like searching for a hole or aligning surfaces. Quickly test different templates to find the best approach – the robot code will be generated automatically.

  • Step 4

    Presets and expert settings

    For each template you can choose or easily set up new presets which define how the robot will react to external forces, e.g. highly reactive for soft materials or less reactive for metal.

  • Step 5

    Combine different templates

    Easily combine multiple templates in your RPS program to tackle complex tasks. Define error handlers and choose the best time to zeroize the force sensor.

  • Step 6

    Analyze live sensor data

    Analyze the live sensor data to verify that the resulting forces and torques meet the process specifications.

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