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Reduce Injuries and Increase Productivity with the FT 300 Force Torque Sensor


At the Saint-Gobain plant in Sully-sur-Loire, France, human labor provides high-value work to the finished product. In their shift towards Industry 4.0 to free employees from repetitive tasks, Saint-Gobain wanted to automate a grueling glass polishing process, where a complex movement needed to be programmed for every different, small production series of glass.


With the path recording function of the Robotiq FT 300 Force Torque Sensor, the operator can grasp the device and make the movement; the Universal Robots UR10 then records and reproduces the operator's motion. The operator avoids frequent musculoskeletal disorders and focuses on the glass preparation, a painless, value-added operation.

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By the numbers
eight-hour shift
Production time saved each day by having the operator and robot working together

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