TE Connectivity announced that it has designed a safety torque sensor with integrated and improved functional safety for human-robot collaborations, or cobots.
TE’s ring-shaped safety torque sensor, which can be integrated at each cobot joint, meets the new level of safety requirements up to ISO 13849 Category 4 PL e thanks to two electrically segregated channels with no common-cause failure, according to the Oceanside, Calif.-based company. Additional benefits of the safety torque sensor include:
- Increased accuracy and speed.
- Low susceptibility to cross loads.
- Customizable mechanical interface.
- Digital I2C electrical interface.
- Microfused technology.
“Providing next-generation sensor solutions to meet safety critical applications continues to be our priority at TE Connectivity,” said Ricardo Garcia, product manager, force and torque sensors, in a news release. “Our safety torque sensor balances the demand for safety with accuracy and speed as it relates to human-robot collaboration. With low susceptibility to crosstalk, a customizable mechanical interface and a standard I2C digital output, this sensor can be easily integrated and adapted to meet our customers’ requirements.”