Product Profile: ATI’s Mini43LP F/T Sensor

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February 11, 2022

Product name: Mini43LP F/T sensor

What is it? The Mini43LP F/T sensor is the latest offering from the ATI Force/Torque Sensor (F/T) product family. The Mini43LP provides reliable force sensing in a rugged, compact transducer. At less than 8 mm tall, its low-profile sensor body allows users to optimize their work envelope and preserve the robot’s lifting power for end-of-arm tools. It features a bolt-down mounting pattern to minimize stack height, an angled cable exit to eliminate interference with adjacent equipment, and a large through-hole for simplified utility management. ATI’s Mini43LP can enhance the accuracy and repeatability of research and development, product validation, assembly, and other micro force sensing applications. 

The sensor is suited to small, delicate operations such as the assembly of electronic components or optics, product research and testing applications, laboratory automation, robotic surgery, and more. The Mini43LP is the thinnest six-axis force/torque sensor available. The Mini43LP is compatible with all of ATI’s existing communication interfaces and integrates easily with miniature robot models from Mecademic, Yaskawa, and others.

Key features:

  • The Mini43LP has a compact extremely thin design with a large through-hole for passage of cables and other utilities. 
  • Extremely-High Strength: EDM wire-cut from high yield-strength stainless steel. Maximum allowable overload values are 4.4 to 17.7 times rated capacities.

  • High Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Silicon strain gauges provide a signal 75X stronger than conventional foil gauges. The signal is amplified for near-zero noise distortion.
  • Industrial Strain Relief permits the cable to withstand more than 10 lb. of pull force.

Typical applications for the sensor includes telerobotics, robotic surgery, research, and product testing.

For more details, visit the ATI Industrial Automation website here.

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