The Bosch Rexroth Smart Flex Effector increases precision in handling robots, and opens up completely new areas of application for robots and Cartesian systems. The innovative tactile technology reduces errors and saves time and costs during commissioning and operation in many applications.
With the Smart Flex Effector, position deviations of the tool in relation to the workpiece are detected using high-resolution position sensors and translated into active correction movements of the manipulator. Communication with manipulator via serial interface with I/O and RS-485 is possible. The intelligent sensor technology provides process feedback and enables readjustment. Actively brought to the zero position, it ensures position accuracy and repeatability. The measured values provide information about process quality and can be used for quality monitoring and documentation.
Whether in automation or robotics, the new compensation module can be used for handling or joining processes with low tolerances. The Smart Flex Effector is particularly suitable for joining with low tolerances and quality documentation, tool center point detection and the automated compensation of position drifts both in the rotary axes and in the X, Y and Z direction.