We took another step in human-robot collaboration (HRC) for one of our exciting projects.
As part of a BMBF-funded project, we set out to develop a modern exoskeleton to help people lift heavy loads.
No easy task. Because drives for the exoskeleton must be light and compact, but on the other hand extremely strong and reliable.
Above all, however, the development of the HRC focuses on human safety.
To ensure this safety, we equipped the articulated drives with ultra-precise torque sensors that allow the exoskeleton to sense the forces it exerts on its environment.
According to the new DIN ISO/TS 15066, this torque control makes it possible for humans and machines to work together without protective fences, i.e. in close proximity to one another, and is therefore fundamental to the lifting aid.
As part of the project, SENSODRIVE has created two innovative product families.
The SENSO-Unit and the SENSO-Joint are our intelligent torque-controlled actuators.
Discover how versatile and clever they are and make your project ready for the future.
A strong unit: SENSODRIVE optimized torque sensor + Harmonic Drive® gearbox + output bearing.
The torque-controlled drive in a complete package: SENSODRIVE optimized torque sensor + Harmonic Drive® gearbox + output bearing + powerful motor + angle encoder.