June 19, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
OnRobot has released its smart Screwdriver tool for robotic arms.
Programming the OnRobot Screwdriver involves entering the appropriate screw length and torque value into the user interface that is integrated into the teach pendant of any robot from major manufacturers.
With precise torque control from 0.15 Nm to 5 Nm and an embedded axis, the OnRobot Screwdriver automatically calculates the speed and force required for consistent, accurate screwdriving.
The Screwdriver can detect incorrect screw length, and, with its “z-axis,” screws are retracted inside the tool and driven automatically once the robot arm moves into position, which reduces robot arm movement.
Screws up to 35 mm long are retracted completely inside the Screwdriver when moving until the screwdriving process is safely initiated, enhancing its collaborative capabilities.
The Screwdriver can handle a wide range of screw sizes and lengths, from M1.6 to M6, and up to 50 mm long. With the exchangeable bit system, the Screwdriver can be quickly changed over to a different screw size, length or product line.
The Screwdriver is compatible with OnRobot’s One System Solution, a platform that provides a unified mechanical and electrical interface between robot arms and any OnRobot product.