The Stainless Steel Ultimatic™ Collision Sensor is RAD’s patented mechanical collision sensor that:
Robotic Collision Sensors provide robot crash protection and safety by mechanically detecting when the robot arm* has encountered an obstruction, absorbing the crash energy, and quickly stopping the robot to prevent costly damage to the robot arm and tooling.
RAD’s Stainless Ultimatic™ Collision Sensor works by establishing the minimal points of contact required to restrain all degrees of freedom (movement) in normal operation. When a robotic crash occurs, external forces upset this balance thereby allowing angular, rotational, or compressive compliance. This motion opens a normally closed switch and sends a signal to your robot’s E-stop or controller.
Note: The Stainless Steel Ultimatic™ Collision Sensor can be used as a compliance (alignment) device rather than a collision sensor by simply mounting the unit without wiring it to the robot. Please see the Compliance Device section for more end-effector compliance options.
* can also be used on linear actuators, pick & place machines, and other automated equipment.