Patent Number: 6,166,336

Title: Digital force sensor with a measuring cell able to be deformed elastically and method for directly measuring the application of a force

Abstract: The digital force sensor (1) includes a measuring cell (2) which is able to be deformed elastically, the deformation of said cell (2) directly resulting from the force with which a robot arm approaches a discrete electronic component (11) in a magazine, then mounts it onto a printed circuit, and digital means (3) for measuring a displacement representative of the deformation of said cell (2), then supplying in response to said displacement a digital signal corresponding to the direct measurement of the force with which the robot arm approaches, then mounts the electronic component onto the printed circuit.

Inventors: Odiet; Maxime (Cormondreche, CH)

Assignee: Sysmelec SA

International Classification: G01L 1/22 (20060101); G01L 1/20 (20060101); G01G 003/14 (); G01G 023/02 (); G01G 007/00 (); G01G 023/00 (); G01L 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013