Compliance (Alignment) Device - Pneumatic
RAD - The Robotic Accessories LeaderPosted 05/15/2008
RAD’s Pneumatic Compliance (Alignment) Devices lower your costs by allowing you to:
**Reduce robot programming time **Open up part tolerances **Decrease scrap caused by misalignment **Increase assembly speed **Minimize part and tool damage caused by contact forces **Reduce downtime and machine wear caused by parts jamming and wedging
RAD’S PNEUMATIC COMPLIANCE DEVICE:
*COMPENSATES for both lateral and rotational misalignment
*OFFERS ± 5 degrees rotation and ± 0.10” (2.54mm) lateral movement in any direction
*IS COMPLIANT In X and Y axes, radially (laterally), as well as rotationally
*PROVIDES PRECISE CENTERING to within ±0.001” (0.025mm) of true position
*Features a STANDARD PNEUMATIC "LOCK UP" FUNCTION to prevent the device from shifting during rapid transport and/or disable the compliance when it’s not needed
*Allows instantaneous transition from smooth compliance to centered rigidity
*Offers no compression in the Z axis - making it ideal for applications requiring moderate insertion forces through the center line of unit
*Allows pneumatic adjustment so user can easily change the external force required to offset the top plate
RAD’s Compliance Devices provide allowances for both lateral and rotational misalignments. This compliancy allows parts to automatically align themselves upon striking a lead-in chamfer or tapered guide. RAD Compliance Devices function through a series of bearings and pneumatic pistons.
Can also be used on linear actuators, pick & place machines, and other automated equipment.