September 18, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
September 18, 2018 – OnRobot has released a new patented tool changer for collaborative applications, developed by Purple Robotics, which was recently acquired by OnRobot.
The Quick Changer has no sharp edges and is affixed to the end of a robot arm to allow for quick replacement of end-of-arm tools with a click. Inserted tools are automatically positioned correctly with a repeatability of ±0.02 mm. Weighing 200 g (seven oz.), the Quick Changer can sustain up to a 10-kg (22-lb) payload. Its compact size also adds minimal distance from the tool center point (TCP) to the robot, which minimizes stress on robot joints. The Quick Changer can be used on any robot arm, drone, or other equipment with an ISO-9409-1 flange.