TE Connectivity Designs Safety Torque Sensor for Safety in Collaborative Robots

January 29, 2020 Perry Cohen

TE Connectivity (TE) has designed a safety torque sensor to be implemented in human-robot collaboration. The sensor was developed to address the growing demand for safe collaborative robots in manufacturing.

TE’s ring-shaped sensor meets the new level of safety requirements up to ISO13849 Category 4 PL e. This is due to the addition of two electrically segregated channels with no common cause failure.

Additional benefits of the safety torque sensor include low susceptibility to cross loads; a customizable mechanical interface; a Digital I2C electrical interface; and microfused technology.

The sensor can also be integrated at each cobot joint.

For more information, visit www.te.com/sensors.

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Perry Cohen

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation in addition to podcast production. He also assists with the publication’s social media efforts which include strategic posting, follower engagement, and social media analysis. Before joining the ECD editorial team, Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university. He can be reached by email at perry.cohen@opensysmedia.com. Follow Perry’s work and ECD content on his twitter account @pcohen21.

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