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RAD Automatic Tool Changers

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RAD Robotic Tool Changers allow robots* the flexibility to change end-effectors (e.g. grippers, vacuum cup tooling, pneumatic and electric motors, deburring tools, weld guns, etc.) and other peripheral tooling automatically during a manufacturing or assembly process much as a human is capable of operating different tools. Robotic Tool Changers consist of two mating parts (a master and a tool) that have been designed to lock together automatically. The master side of the tool changer mounts to the robot; the tool side of the tool changer mounts to the tooling (e.g. grippers, deburring tools, etc.). RAD's Automatic Tool Changers save you money by enabling your robot* to automatically change tools - eliminating the labor intensive and non-productive downtime associated with tool changeover. RAD's Automatic Tool Changers offer: Flexibility - the ability to use more than one end-effector in an application Peace of mind - a fail-safe locking mechanism prevents master and tool plate separation if air pressure is lost Quick change over - production lines switched in minutes rather than hours Uptime - tools requiring maintenance or repair changed out in seconds to keep the production line up and running Safety - tools are exchanged without operator intervention Pass-through utilities - e.g. electrical signals, air, water, etc. from robot to tool Operating Principle The master plate, installed on the robot* arm, locks to the tool plate with a pneumatically-driven locking mechanism. Air pressure must be applied to the unlocking port to release the tool plate thus preventing master and tool plate separation if air pressure is lost. Gravity is used to separate the master from the tool plate**. * Can also be used on CNC machines, gantry systems, and pick & place devices ** On the lightest model, the TC-5, a special push-piston is used to prevent sticking while unlocking (a common problem when working with the light payloads this model is designed for).
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Automatic Tool Changers -  - RAD
Tipp City, OH, USA
Automatic Tool Changers
Automatic Tool Changers
RAD Robotic Tool Changers allow robots* the flexibility to change end-effectors (e.g. grippers, vacuum cup tooling, pneumatic and electric motors, deburring tools, weld guns, etc.) and other peripheral tooling automatically during a manufacturing or assembly process much as a human is capable of operating different tools. Robotic Tool Changers consist of two mating parts (a master and a tool) that have been designed to lock together automatically. The master side of the tool changer mounts to the robot; the tool side of the tool changer mounts to the tooling (e.g. grippers, deburring tools, etc.). RAD's Automatic Tool Changers save you money by enabling your robot* to automatically change tools - eliminating the labor intensive and non-productive downtime associated with tool changeover. RAD's Automatic Tool Changers offer: Flexibility - the ability to use more than one end-effector in an application Peace of mind - a fail-safe locking mechanism prevents master and tool plate separation if air pressure is lost Quick change over - production lines switched in minutes rather than hours Uptime - tools requiring maintenance or repair changed out in seconds to keep the production line up and running Safety - tools are exchanged without operator intervention Pass-through utilities - e.g. electrical signals, air, water, etc. from robot to tool Operating Principle The master plate, installed on the robot* arm, locks to the tool plate with a pneumatically-driven locking mechanism. Air pressure must be applied to the unlocking port to release the tool plate thus preventing master and tool plate separation if air pressure is lost. Gravity is used to separate the master from the tool plate**. * Can also be used on CNC machines, gantry systems, and pick & place devices ** On the lightest model, the TC-5, a special push-piston is used to prevent sticking while unlocking (a common problem when working with the light payloads this model is designed for).

RAD Robotic Tool Changers allow robots* the flexibility to change end-effectors (e.g. grippers, vacuum cup tooling, pneumatic and electric motors, deburring tools, weld guns, etc.) and other peripheral tooling automatically during a manufacturing or assembly process much as a human is capable of operating different tools.

Robotic Tool Changers consist of two mating parts (a master and a tool) that have been designed to lock together automatically. The master side of the tool changer mounts to the robot; the tool side of the tool changer mounts to the tooling (e.g. grippers, deburring tools, etc.).

RAD's Automatic Tool Changers save you money by enabling your robot* to automatically change tools - eliminating the labor intensive and non-productive downtime associated with tool changeover.
RAD's Automatic Tool Changers offer:

  • Flexibility - the ability to use more than one end-effector in an application
  • Peace of mind - a fail-safe locking mechanism prevents master and tool plate separation if air pressure is lost
  • Quick change over - production lines switched in minutes rather than hours
  • Uptime - tools requiring maintenance or repair changed out in seconds to keep the production line up and running
  • Safety - tools are exchanged without operator intervention
  • Pass-through utilities - e.g. electrical signals, air, water, etc. from robot to tool

Operating Principle

The master plate, installed on the robot* arm, locks to the tool plate with a pneumatically-driven locking mechanism. Air pressure must be applied to the unlocking port to release the tool plate thus preventing master and tool plate separation if air pressure is lost. Gravity is used to separate the master from the tool plate**.

* Can also be used on CNC machines, gantry systems, and pick & place devices
** On the lightest model, the TC-5, a special push-piston is used to prevent sticking while unlocking (a common problem when working with the light payloads this model is designed for).

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Technical Specifications

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Product Category Robotic Tool Changers
Product Name Automatic Tool Changers
Power Supplied Pneumatic
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