The Force Torque Module is a measuring system for all six degrees of freedom, and therefore it is possible to control and regulate the process forces in the robot. The FTM enables compliant behaviour of a robot by limiting the maximum forces in the event of collision as well as compensation of displacements during grasping of objects. The integrated tool changer allows the module to be installed simply between the robot flange and end effector. The measuring electronic processor is integrated in the module. The measurement values can be interrogated via the CAN bus.