Quick-Change Tool Changer
ATI Industrial AutomationPosted 06/01/2008
The Quick-Change Tool Changer from ATI Industrial Automation provides flexibility to robot applications by allowing the robot to change end-effectors (e.g. grippers, vacuum cup tooling, pneumatic and electric motors, weld guns, etc.) automatically. The Quick-Change consists of a Master plate and a Tool plate. The Master plate, installed on the robot arm, locks to the Tool plate with a pneumatically-driven locking mechanism. This locking mechanism uses a patented, double-tapered piston with ball locking technology and a patented fail-safe mechanism. The Master allows for the passage of pneumatic and electrical connections to the Tool plate.