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Budapest, Jul 18, 2017 — OptoForce, a robotics technology provider of multi-axis force and torque sensors, today announced that its HEX-70-XE-200N and HEX-70-XH-200N are both being renamed and have been enhanced with several new product developments in July. Although several new features are being added, the price point for the sensors will remain the same.

OptoForce HEX-H / HEX-E sensor

The HEX-70-XE-200N will now be branded as HEX-E and the HEX-70-XH-200N will be branded as HEX-H. Both models are part of OptoForce’s 6 axis F/T sensor family, which provides measurement in 6 axes. HEX-E offers higher precision while HEX-H provides lower deformation.

Optoforce Sensor HEX-E/HEX-H
OptoForce Sensor HEX-E/HEX-H © OptoForce

In addition, the following product enhancements have been made:

  • Each sensor will get increased overload protection - instead of having an overload capacity of two times, the sensors will now be strengthened to five times overload.
  • New integrated (built-in) sensor mounting plates are being added now making the product compatible with ABB. (The sensors have been and are fully compatible for Universal Robots and KUKA robots).
  • In addition, OptoForce is introducing a new compute box. This new platform allows for full compatibility with all robot types. The compute box provides a new interface that eliminates the need for an Ethernet or EtherCat. Also, with the compute box capability, computing capacity will be higher.
  • A new stronger cable clamp (90 degrees) has been added to improve the durability of the cable, further decreasing the chance of it breaking
  • Calibration was developed to advance sensor precision.
  • The hardware design was modified so that during sensor mounting, the axes of the sensor and the axes of the robot overlaps.

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