ArtiMinds RPS +Force

Force-con­trolled robot applications

Force-torque sen­sors are used to com­pen­sate man­u­fac­turing tol­er­ances or wear, thereby increase the robust­ness. For inte­gra­tion, robot man­u­fac­turers offer exten­sive tech­nology pack­ages for their robot con­trollers. In order to inte­grate these spe­cial exper­tise and exten­sive pro­gram­ming skills are usu­ally nec­es­sary, which in turn is reflected in the budget and time required.

Bypass these dis­ad­van­tages with ArtiMinds RPS +Force! Imple­ment your force-con­trolled robot appli­ca­tion with the appro­priate force-torque sensor even without spe­cial knowl­edge and in very short time. 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 and money during process development.
Use the inno­v­a­tive solu­tions of ArtiMinds RPS +Force also for your flex­ible robot-based automa­tion with force-torque sensors.

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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

ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds RPS +Force supports numerous 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.

Our free white paper pro­vides an overview of the sup­ported robot man­u­fac­turers and periph­eral devices.

ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds RPS +Force supports numerous force-torque sensors
ArtiMinds Robotics - Set up force-torque sensors easily with ArtiMinds RPS +Force

Easy setup and verification

ArtiMinds Robotics - Set up force-torque sensors easily with ArtiMinds RPS +Force

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

ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds RPS +Force ensures high process reliability

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.

ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds RPS +Force ensures high process reliability
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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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Fast and Easy

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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