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Robotiq_CustomerRobotiq_Customer Posts: 123 Apprentice
Hi there,
      I have a customer interested in using a Universal Robots UR5 for a testing application. He inserts a gauge housing into a hole at about 30N force, then moves the gauge itself within the hole and any resistance indicates a defect. We think that either the FT150 or the FT300 would be a good choice. When would you suggest one instead of the other?

 Also, I see from the FT150 instruction manual that its effective resolution is 0.2N but I do not see an instruction manual for the FT300 or any resolution data on its specification sheet. Do you have any information on its resolution?


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  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 419 Handy


    We replaced the different terms in the FT-150 specs by a single "signal noise" spec.

    If you look at the updated specifications you will see that :

    • the FT-150 has a 0.5 N signal noise 
    • FT-300 has 0.5 N in Z axis and 1.2 N in X and Y.

    Personally I would go with the FT-300, it's just a better fit on the UR and a bit more versatile.

    Do you think the 1.2 vs 0.5 N in X and Y is a limiting factor for that customer ?

    Etienne Samson
    Technical Support Director
    +1 418-380-2788 ext. 207
    [email protected]
  • Robotiq_CustomerRobotiq_Customer Posts: 123 Apprentice

    For this application, the customer will be inserting a go/no-go gauge into a part. They need to sense the resistance as the gauge is inserted and retracted, and I believe that will be along the Z axis, but the design of the system is still very preliminary. 

    If the part is good, then they will sense no resistance. What will the signal noise mean to the output they see from the FT150 or FT300?

    Thank you,

  • Robotiq_CustomerRobotiq_Customer Posts: 123 Apprentice
    That was a very helpful explanation. Thank you.
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