Advanced Sensor Precision

Nov. 14, 2017
OptoForce Ltd. has renamed two of its sensor models as well as given them a few product developments.

Part of the 6 axis F/T sensor family, the HEX-70-XE-200N and HEX-70-XH-200N are both being renamed and have been enhanced with several product developments. Although several features are being added, the price point for the sensors will remain the same.


The HEX-70-XE-200N will now be branded as HEX-E and the HEX-70-XH-200N will be branded as HEX-H. Also important to note is the key difference between the two sensors: the HEX-E has higher precision, while the HEX-H has lower deformation.


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, making the product compatible with ABB. (The sensors have been and are fully compatible for Universal Robots and KUKA robots).
  • This new platform allows for full compatibility with all robot types.
  • OptoForce has designed a new compute box, which increases the computing capacity. This new interface also eliminates the need for an EtherCAT or Ethernet.  
  • A new stronger cable clamp (90-deg.) 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.