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Challenges in Designing and Manufacturing Haptic Sensors for Robotic Surgery Platforms
The design and manufacture of a haptic feedback sensor for a robotic surgery platform entails two distinct but complementary aspects: overcoming technical obstacles of designing a sensor for intra- abdominal force measurement (miniaturization, biocompatibility, autoclavability and high reusability), while maintaining the minimally required specification of a high-grade force measurement solution (nonlinearity, hysteresis, repeatability, cross-talk, bandwidth and noise-free resolution). Furthermore, the sensor solution provider must have a talented and multidisciplinary engineering team, in-house manufacturing capabilities supported by fully developed quality processes and product/project management proficiency to handle the complex, resource-limited and multi-stakeholder new product development environment.
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Miniature S-Beam Jr. Load Cell 2.0
FUTEK’s LSB205 Miniature S-Beam Jr. Load Cell 2.0 is the latest generation in FUTEK’s miniature S-Beam Load Cell Line. The LSB205 features a new stainless-steel flexure that improves off-center load resistance and fatigue life while maintaining 1000% of RO overload protection rating. This sensor has...
Micro Reaction Torque Sensor
The QTA141 was designed to provide a precision torque measurement solution for miniature, DC, servo motors. Traditional reaction torque sensors are bulkier. For reference, FUTEKs TFF400 reaction torque measures 50 mm in diameter and 50 mm in height while the QTA141 measures 22 mm in diameter and 10 mm in hei...
Historically, it has not been easy to incorporate force and torque sensors into sterile medical equipment. The reusable tooling used in surgical robots and power tools would normally be sterilized with high-pressure steam in an autoclave, which would leave traditional load cells and torque sensors unreliable ...
Strain Gauge Analog Amplifier with Voltage Output
FUTEK's IAA100 Analog Amplifier with Voltage Output is FUTEK’s brand new general purpose amplifier solution for in-line amplification of any full bridge strain gauge type sensor with mV/V range output. The new model combines precision and ease of integration with a 0.005% total error. The IAA10...
Digital Hand Held Display
The IHH500 Hand Held Portable Digital Display is FUTEK’s solution that can be easily integrated to work with Load Cells, Torque Sensors, and Pressure Sensors. The IHH500 has an input range of up to +/-500 mV/V. Beside the mV/V input, the device accepts amplified output sensors in range of ± 12 VDC o...