delta.6 brochure

The delta.6 further enhances the capabilities of the delta.3 base by introducing an active wrist end-effector that captures the orientation of the hand and provides haptic feedback. The delta.6 haptic wrist rotates around a single spherical joint, perfectly decoupling translations from rotations. Its cylindrical shape also offers a universal interface for both left- and right-handed users. Designed for research and engineering experimentations, the delta.6 provides a flexible architecture where every parameter of the device can by customized or reprogrammed to exactly meet the application requirements. The delta.6 features a stand-alone USB 2.0 controller which can easily support custom end-effectors with multiple degrees-of-freedom. The base plate of the delta structure can be oriented from 0 (horizontal) to 90 degrees (vertical) configuration to further accommodate various applications and environments, adding to its versatility. Individual parts of the delta.6 can be ordered separately for users who wish to build their own device.



Unique Design Concept

Finely built around its unique parallel kinematics structure, the delta.x series is designed for performance. Its superior mechanical stiffness, combined with its real-time USB 2.0 controller, enables the rendering of high contact forces at a rate attaining 4 KHz. To provide the highest degree of haptic transparency, accurate gravity compensation is maintained in translation and orientation space by perfectly coupling passive and actuated components together. Each system is individually calibrated to ensure repeatable and optimal precision and performance. Its unique kinematics design perfectly decouples translations and rotations, enabling the delta.x base to accommodate various interchangeable end-effectors to meet every application requirement. To that end, Force Dimension also provides advanced technical support for dedicated applications that require custom end-effectors.


Application Development

A powerful SDK provides highly advanced control over all Force Dimension devices, including the omega.x and delta.x series, in both haptics and robotics mode. The Haptics SDK offers all the basic functions to read positions and to program desired forces in Cartesian space. Expanding these fundamental capabilities, the Robotics SDK leverages the Haptic SDK by introducing an advanced set of real-time routines to precisely control the position of the device. The Force Dimension SDK provides support for multi-threaded, multi-device programming and is available on a wide range of platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and QNX, in both 32- and 64-bits editions. The combination of both haptics and robotics capabilities into a single unified framework allows developers to create powerful collaborative interfaces between people and machines.


Force Dimension SDK




Swiss Design and Manufacturing

From precisely driving a catheter inside the heart of patient to finely operating a robotic manipulator in micro-gravity, Force Dimension has successfully integrated its haptics hardware and software technology into some of the most critical applications, where failure simply is not an option. To consistently meet such high standards, Force Dimension carefully controls every step involved in the design, engineering and manufacturing of all of its systems, and routinely works with some of the most qualified and talented R&D teams from a wide range of industries and research institutions. Over the years, these efforts have lead to the development of many exciting new applications with possibly some of the finest haptic devices ever made.


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