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ritchiephamritchiepham Posts: 11 Apprentice
edited April 2018 in Troubleshooting

I am experiencing force spikes when the robot is moving. I am using a program that has the robot travel in one direction until it detects a certain force. At that time, the robot will travel to another waypoint. The robot often encounters situations where it will act as if it felt a force even though the sensor is zeroed and nothing is touching the robot. I am actively monitoring the forces of the robot in all axes and can see these spikes.

Any help please?

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  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 419 Handy
    @ritchiepham I will assume you are using Robotiq FT-300 sensor (correct me if it is not the case). What threshold are you using for your detection? With a static robot you should stay around 1N for example, moving will need to go higher. Anything that can induce some forces during the movement? Cables from your tooling for example?
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  • ritchiephamritchiepham Posts: 11 Apprentice
    @Etienne_Samson You are correct, I am using the Robotiq FT-300 sensor. The base of the robot is stationary. I am using a value of ~6N as a threshold for detection. There are hoses and tubes connected to the tool. However, I do not believe they will induce forces since there seems to be enough slack on these hoses.
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