Development of a high sensitivity three-axis force/torque sensor for microassembly

Scott E. Rose, James F. Jones, Eniko T. Enikov

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Abstract

There is a growing need for multi-axis force torque (F/T) sensors to aid in the assembly of micro-scale devices. Many current generation robotic microassembly systems lack the force-feedback needed to facilitate automating common assembly tasks, such as peg-in-hole insertions. Currently, most microassembly operations use vision systems to align components being assembled. However, it is difficult to view high aspect ratio component assemblies under high magnification due to the resulting limited depth-of-field. In addition, this difficulty is compounded as assembly tolerances approach dimensions resolvable with optics or if the mating parts are delicate. This paper describes the development of a high sensitivity F/T sensor. Optimal design theory was applied to determine the configuration that would result in the most sensitive and accurate sensor: Calibration experiments demonstrated that the sensor can resolve down to 200μN and possibly less.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems Division, (Publications) MEMS
Pages405-409
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 ASME International Mecahnical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2005Nov 11 2005

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems Division, (Publications) MEMS
Volume7 MEMS
ISSN (Print)1096-665X

Other

Other2005 ASME International Mecahnical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/5/0511/11/05

Keywords

  • Micro Newton Force Sensing
  • Microassembly
  • Multi-Axis Load Cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Rose, S. E., Jones, J. F., & Enikov, E. T. (2005). Development of a high sensitivity three-axis force/torque sensor for microassembly. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems Division, (Publications) MEMS (pp. 405-409). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems Division, (Publications) MEMS; Vol. 7 MEMS). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2005-79583