ATI Industrial Automation Integrates Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors With FANUC Robots

The companies said their combined offering will enable greater accuracy, flexibility, and responsiveness for robot applications.

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ATI's F/T Sensor enables FANUC robot to do precise gear meshing.
ATI Industrial Automation and FANUC are offering their integrated force/torque sensors, robot arms, and software to industries needing reliable motion control for precise applications.

ATI Industrial Automation today announced that its Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors are compatible with FANUC's robots and Force Control Software. “This collaboration opens up new possibilities for advanced automation and precision control in robotic applications,” said the Apex, N.C.-based company.

“This collaboration brings together two industry-leading solutions, enabling our customers to achieve new levels of dexterity, efficiency, and reliability in their robotic applications,” said Robert Little, president and general manager of ATI Industrial Automation, in a release.

ATI Industrial Automation claimed that it is “the world’s leading engineering-based developer of robotic accessories and robot arm tooling including multi-axis force/torque (F/T) sensing systems, material removal tools, utility couplers, manual tool changers, robotic collision sensors, and compliance devices. The Novanta Inc. unit said its robotic end effectors are used in thousands of applications around the world.

ATI's flagship product is its Robotic Tool Changer, a wrist coupling that locks and unlocks automatically, allowing a single robot to perform many different tasks. Leading organizations including NASA, Ford, Honda, and Johns Hopkins University use the company's products.

ATI F/T Sensors enable precise tasks

ATI Industrial Automation said the integration of its Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors with FANUC's hardware and software will enable users to achieve greater levels of accuracy, flexibility, and responsiveness. Integrators and manufacturers will be able to take advantage of the enhanced sensing capabilities, it said.

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ATI and FANUC have integrated F/T sensors and robot arms. Source: ATI Industrial Automation

ATI said its F/T Sensors can “provide accurate measurements of forces and torques in multiple axes, enabling robots to have a sense of touch and allowing them to perform delicate tasks with dexterity.” The company explained that it designed these sensors to withstand harsh industrial environments, ensuring reliable operation in a wide range of applications.

FANUC's Force Control Software allows for precise motion control based on real-time force feedback for tasks such as assembly, deburring, polishing, and material removal, noted the companies. The combination of ATI's sensors and FANUC's products will facilitate robotics interactions in research and development, medical applications, industrial operations, and even extraterrestrial missions, said ATI.

Partners target multiple markets

ATI Industrial Automation and FANUC said they are committed to providing comprehensive customer support to ensure smooth implementation of their integrated systems. The companies said they are targeting market segments including metal fabrication, automotive, aerospace, electronics assembly, semiconductor, and general industry.

More information about ATI's Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors and their compatibility with FANUC Robots and FANUC's Force Control Software is available at

Rochester Hills, Mich.-based FANUC America Corp. is a subsidiary of Japan-based FANUC Corp., a global leader in CNC systems, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs. The company said its innovative and reliable automation can help companies achieve their production goals and stay competitive.

ATI Industrial Automation's Multi-Axis Force/Torque (F/T) Sensors are now fully compatible with FANUC Robots and FANUC's Force Control Software.

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ATI's F/T Sensor enables FANUC robot to do precise gear meshing.

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