Payload Handling in Robotics

The Payload Handling System allows AGVs to pick up, carry, and deliver materials or products. It may include features such as a lift, manipulator, or conveyor belt to move the payload.
IoT Robotics: Payload Handling System

IoT Robotics: Payload Handling System

Robotics payload handling refers to the ability of a robot to manipulate and move objects of various sizes and weights. This is an essential function in many robotics applications, from manufacturing and logistics to healthcare and entertainment.

Payload handling often relies on algorithms for path planning, force control, and object recognition, as well as hardware components such as motors, sensors, and controllers.

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Payload Handling System Products

Payload System Technology
Key Product Features
FX29 Compact Compression Load Cell
TE Connectivity - 20009605-05
• Payload weighing
• Load ranges available up to 600lbs
• Fast time response
• Designed with high strength, low mass materials
• Digital interface
• Proven MEMS microfused technology
• Reduces or eliminates dangerous conditions
• Allows robot to operate more efficiently
• Easy interface and integration into system
• Robust and reliable feedback to system

Payload Handling System in Robotics

There are several approaches to robotics payload handling, each with its own advantages and limitations. Some of the most common methods include:


Grippers are a type of end effector that can grasp and hold objects. They can come in many shapes and sizes and can be customized to handle a wide range of objects.

End Effectors

End effectors are devices that attach to the end of a robot's arm and enable it to perform specific tasks.

Conveyor Belts

Robots can be used to control the conveyor belts, allowing them to sort, stack, and move objects.

Overall, robotics payload handling is a critical function in many industries, enabling robots to perform tasks that are too heavy, dangerous, or repetitive for humans. As technology continues to advance, we can expect to see new and innovative approaches to this function, leading to even more capable and versatile robots.

Robotics Technologies


Enables robots to work together in teams, share data and resources by communicating through networks (LAN)/(WAN).

Positioning & Navigation

Allows robots to move locations, while accurately performing tasks and determining its position relative to its surroundings.

Sensor System

Sensors provide input to the robot's control system and enable robots to perceive and interact with their environment.

Energy Storage / Supercapacitors

Supercapacitors are ideal for storing energy in ground vehicles due to their rapid charge/discharge efficiency, long lifetime, and high power density.


Enables elements like cameras, sensors and antennas with coaxial connectors, adapters and cable assemblies.

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