What are Robot Tool Changers?
For any production line to function adequately, each worker should have specific tools to ensure that tasks are completed efficiently. These specialised tool changers can handle a variety of tasks. In fact, a single worker can use different tools within the same production line. What happens for a single task, is a worker picks up one tool, does what he needs to do. Then he/ she sets it down to pick up another tool to continue with the rest of the task at hand. However, with robotic automation, the same process can be completed seamlessly. Moreover, you can spend less time on each task.
Yet, for your robot to fully function across your production line, it requires a few essential components. Such components are tool changers. You can mount your tool changer on various types of robots. For instance, our tool changers are not only powerfully designed to match your needs, but they have a load capacity that can go up to 1250 kg. This means that they can manage various tasks on your production line without compromising on reliability and safety.
There are different models that you can choose from. Depending on the type that you choose, you can be supplied with various power sources from electrical signals to compressed air. Additionally, these are easily transferable from your robot to your tools.
The fact of the matter is that you’re looking for tool changers that should improve your productivity. This is why you should consider our wide range because they maintain continuous operations. The great thing is that they come with cutting-edge features that should benefit your production line. These following are some of these features:
- Patented locking mechanism
- Fast locking in less than 0.3 seconds
- Robust design
- 3-D models for robots that are for CAD systems
Benefits of Tool Changers
The thing is, the automation of your tasks offers you a great deal of convenience. In addition, it’s one of the easiest ways to reduce the overall time that you spend on your production line without affecting your precision or quality. Besides, the amount of time that you spend manually run your production line can be spent on other important tasks.
This is why you should opt for our tool changers to handle changing your tools quickly, effectively, and without the assistance of a manual operator. The only human involvement that you need is to program your tool changers. As a result, there’s less time than you spend on fixing any human error.
The main benefit of choosing our tool changers is that they ensure increased efficiency while improving your production quality. But choosing your tool changers from our wide range of Robot System products should provide you with these additional benefits.
- You can switch between your larger tools quickly without a manual operator.
- It reduces your labour costs.
- It helps to reduce your downtime while increasing your total production time.
- It increases the safety of your employees.
- The appropriate tooling process helps you to increase your edge finish.
Different Types of Tool Changers
Our compact design tool changers offer you integral signal transmission. With a payload of up to 1000kg, they offer you optimal material handling even in tough environments.
This self-centring design tool changer comes with a few bolts. It makes it easy for you to fasten, mount or dismount it. It’s a small tool with a payload of not more than 300kg.
This modular design tool changer is conveniently designed for seamless customisation. Moreover, it allows for external signals to be sent from your robot. The payload is only 180kg.
Another modular design tool changer. The difference is that this one is robust with a payload of up to 1250kg. It’s simply designed to match your high torque application demands. The great thing is that it’s easy to customize.
Integrated Dressing (ID)
This plug and play tool changer solution is highly adaptable and recommended for your hollow wrist robots. While it only has a payload of 60kg and isn’t exposed to any media supply, it can still receive internal signals from your robot to ensure precision at all times.