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Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Posts: 418Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
edited November 2017 in Robotiq Products

Last September, we’ve launched an updated version on FT 300 that is 10 times more sensitive.

This week, we release an updated free URCap software to get the most out of every application. It enables the FT 300 to feed data into Universal Robots Force mode (Available with Universal Robots CB3.1 controller only). With those updates, the FT 300 is now able to perform much more specific applications such as:

  • Assembly

    • Insertion

    • (De)Tightening

    • Indexing

  • Dispensing

  • Quality Control

    • Data recording

  • Finishing applications

    • Sanding

    • Polishing

    • Grinding

    • Deburing

  • Quality control

    • Force testing

    • Lifecycle Testing

    • Weight Measurements

The URCap also includes a new calibration routine. Robotiq integrated a step-by-step calibration procedure which guides the user through the process that takes less than 2 minutes. A new dashboard also provides all 6-axis real-time force and moment readings. Moreover, pre-built programming functions are now embedded in the URCap for intuitive programming.

You can download the software update now from Robotiq’s support website.

Visit the FT 300 webpage for complete details and get a quote on the new FT 300 here.

Try it out and let us know how you like it!

Etienne Samson
Technical Support Director
+1 418-380-2788 ext. 207
[email protected]

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  • tcindrictcindric Posts: 1 Recruit
    Right on time! :smile:
  • jianlan_jianlan_ Posts: 10 Apprentice
    edited November 2017
    Etienne_Samson,

    FT300 is a great product, thank you for this!

    'It enables the FT 300 to feed data into Universal Robots Force mode (Available with Universal Robots CB3.1 controller only).'  

    I am using UR5/CB3.1 + FT300 + ROS. 
    If I upgrade my control board to CB3.1, does that mean I can simply forward the UR script 'force_mode()'  with to the robot using ROS, and that 'force_mode()' will be  using data from FT300? 

    Or, does that mean it can only be done within a URCap that leverages the RTDE interface?

    Thanks!
  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Posts: 418Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    @jianlan_ I haven't tested how it behaves with ROS but I believe it will, when you install our URCaps for the FT-300 you have an option in the installation tab to turn on the "use FT-300 signal in force mode". When you do so, the UR force mode will use the FT signal everywhere. To be tested.
    Etienne Samson
    Technical Support Director
    +1 418-380-2788 ext. 207
    [email protected]
  • JFabregasJFabregas Posts: 1Founding Pro Handy
    @Etienne_Samson
    Will you have any offer to upgrade the old FT300 sensor to the new one?
  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Posts: 418Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    @JFabregas we do not do upgrades unfortunately.
    Etienne Samson
    Technical Support Director
    +1 418-380-2788 ext. 207
    [email protected]com
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