Advanced shape for robotic torque sensor


​CHALLENGE - In recent years, robotics has moved away from the rigid joint to a sensorized joint. The new optimized torque sensor design must not only fit perfectly within the current mechanism assembly, but also guarantee the required mechanical properties of the joint itself.

SOLUTION - The final shape was obtained by an optimization process divided into four case studies. Every single case study was composed by two different steps. The initial shape was obtained according to the applied design rule and then it was optimized with modeFRONTIER simulations to determine the best performances. This procedure was looped until these performances matched the torque sensor requirements.




BENEFITS - The application of the CAE technique and modeFRONTIER to the design process of the torque sensor allowed the reduction of time and costs. modeFRONTIER greatly reduced the time spent testing designs by reducing the number of designs tested.