OptoForce Announces New Model Names and Several Enhancements to its Two Main Sensor Products

News Summary: OptoForce announces that its HEX-70-XE-200N and HEX-70-XH-200N are both being renamed and have been enhanced with several new product developments. The HEX-70-XE-200N will now be branded as HEX-E and the HEX-70-XH-200N will be branded as HEX-H. The company also announced it has published two new video tutorials for customers.

OptoForce, a leading robotics technology provider of multi-axis force and torque sensors, today announced that its HEX-70-XE-200N and HEX-70-XH-200N are both being renamed and have been enhanced with several new product developments. Although several new features are being added, the price point for the sensors will remain the same.


The HEX-70-XE-200N will now be branded as HEX-E and the HEX-70-XH-200N will be branded as HEX-H. Both models are part of OptoForce's 6 axis F/T sensor family, which provides measurement in 6 axes. Also important to note is the key difference between the two sensors: the HEX-E has higher precision, while the HEX-H has lower deformation.

In addition, the following product enhancements have been made:

•Each sensor will get increased overload protection - instead of having an overload capacity of two times, the sensors will now be strengthened to five times overload.

•New integrated (built-in) sensor mounting plates are being added, making the product compatible with ABB. (The sensors have been and are fully compatible for Universal Robots and KUKA robots).

•This new platform allows for full compatibility with all robot types.

•OptoForce has designed a new compute box, which increases the computing capacity. This new interface also eliminates the need for an EtherCAT or Ethernet.

•A new stronger cable clamp (90 degrees) has been added to improve the durability of the cable, further decreasing the chance of it breaking.

•Calibration was developed to advance sensor precision.

•The hardware design was modified so that during sensor mounting, the axes of the sensor and the axes of the robot overlaps.

Additional Resources:
In addition, OptoForce has released two new video tutorials to help customers.

The first video, "How to Insert a Connector," shows how to attach an Ethernet connector during an assembly task with the help of the OptoForce Connector Insertion application. This solution works with different connector types such as a micro USB, mini jack, or mini HDMI connectors. This video can be found here: https://optoforce.com/applications/connector-insertion.

The second video, "How to Insert a Bulb," demonstrates how to work with bayonet mounts where rotations are used to fix two parts. The video also shows how a light bulb is inserted into a GU10 socket. This video can be found here: https://optoforce.com/applications/fix-and-rotate.

For additional product information about the HEX-E and HEX-H visit here: https://optoforce.com/6-axis-f-t-sensor.

And here for information about sales and distribution: https://optoforce.com/distributors.

About OptoForce:
Founded in 2012 in Budapest, Hungary, OptoForce delivers leading robotics technology to provide organizations with multi-axis force and torque sensors for use in their robots. OptoForce force/torque sensors use infrared light to detect deformations of the silicone sensor structure as weight or other forces change, and can adjust its hold on the component, introducing a sense of touch for robotics grippers and automation technologies. OptoForce develops and supplies these radically new sensors via global distributors to a broad range of industries, including industrial robotics, health care, gaming, automotive, and the home appliances markets. For more information, visit www.OptoForce.com.

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