Intelligent tactile fingertip sensor

The WTS-FT 0408 intelligent tactile sensing module is especially designed as a fingertip sensor for today’s demanding robotic hands. Its high performance tactile sensing matrix with 4 x 8 sensor cells and human-like sensitivity acquires up to 400 frames per second making the WTS-FT 0408 the perfect sensing solution for reactive grasping and closed loop control applications.

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Fingertip shaped design

Spend your robot a sense of touch

The tac­tile fin­ger tip sen­sor WTS-FT 0408 inte­gra­tes an active sen­sing matrix with 8 x 4 cells, the com­ple­te signal con­di­tio­ning and pro­ces­sing elec­tro­nics as well as an USB com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on inter­face, pro­vi­ding a very com­pact sen­sing modu­le with unri­val­led per­for­mance. Its small form fac­tor and the simp­le 4-wire cab­ling allow the use in even human sized robo­tic hands.

Integrated sensor controller

Put a complete tactile sensor system into a fingertip

To sim­pli­fy soft­ware inte­gra­ti­on, the WTS-FT tac­tile sen­sor pro­vi­des a stan­dard vir­tu­al seri­al port over USB, remo­ving the need for addi­tio­nal dri­vers under major ope­ra­ting sys­tems. The power­ful and well docu­men­ted com­mand set eases the inte­gra­ti­on into both exis­ting and new app­li­ca­ti­ons. With the free soft­ware tool “WTS Com­man­der”, con­tai­ning a data visua­li­za­ti­on, a com­mand edi­tor and a com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on log, Weiss Robo­tics pro­vi­des a power­ful tool for eva­lua­ting the tac­tile sen­sing tech­no­lo­gy.

Screenshot WSG Commander

Ultra-compact design

Start integrating tactile sensing in your gripper today

With its thin and ultra-fle­xi­ble 4-pin USB cable, the WTS-FT can easi­ly be inte­gra­ted into any dex­trous hand, even with low space avail­ab­le. Weiss Robo­tics offers sen­sor kits for major com­mer­ci­al­ly avail­ab­le robo­tic hands as well as ful­ly cus­to­mi­zed solu­ti­ons. Don’t hesi­ta­te – con­tact us to get tac­tile sen­sing for your robo­tic hand as well.


WTS Command Set Reference Manual  WTS Command Set Reference Manual

Descrip­ti­on of the WTS com­mand inter­face

Product Data Sheets

Product Data Sheet WTS-FT  Product Data Sheet WTS-FT

Pro­duct Data Sheet for WTS-FT

Sensor cells 4 x 8 (32)
Spatial resolution 3.8 mm
Minimum trigger level (typ.) 5 kPa
Full scale level (typ.) 85 kPa
Analog resolution 12 Bit
Readout rate 400 frames/s
Power supply 5 V / 50 mA
Interface USB 2.0 (CDC Profile)
Temperature range 0 to 40 °C
Dimensions (L x B x H) 37.5 x 23.3 x 18.9 mm
Weight 15 g
Electrical connection 4 pin FFC, 0.5 mm pitch