QC-1210 Heavy Automation Robotic Tool Changer
ATI Industrial AutomationPosted 07/27/2009
The QC-1210 Heavy Automation Robotic Tool Changer was developed for robots that can handle up to 1350 kg (2980 lb) loads and features three ATI patented Fail-Safe locking mechanisms to ensure high-moment capacity and strength. Compatible with existing Heavy Automation Tool Changer utility modules, the modular construction of the Tool Changer allows integration into applications requiring high-power, coolant, servo, DeviceNet™, Ethernet, and discrete signal capabilities by incorporating separate modules that can be mounted on any of the six available flats. This common module mounting pattern makes maintenance easy—increasing uniformity and flexibility. The QC-1210 uses a common Lock/Unlock air supply and a Lock/Unlock sensing method that allows end-users the option to receive one signal from the Tool Changer or one from the three individual locking mechanisms.
In operation, three Ready-to-Lock sensors detect when the Tool plate is within 1.5 mm (0.06 in) of the Master plate (signaling Ready-to-Lock) and ensuring that the Tool plate and Master plate are parallel. No-Touch Locking™ technology allows a small plate separation when locking. All locking parts are made of Rc58 stainless steel and are designed for superior reliability, repeatability, and strength. Integrated robot adapter plates are available for ISO 200 to ISO 315 patterns. For more information visit www.ati-ia.com