Compliance (Alignment) Device - Spring-Loaded
RAD - The Robotic Accessories LeaderPosted 05/15/2008
RAD’s Spring-Loaded Compliance (Alignment) Devices lower your costs by allowing you to:
**Reduce robot programming time **Open up part tolerances **Decrease scrap **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 SPRING-LOADED COMPLIANCE (ALIGNMENT) 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
*Offers no compression in the Z axis - making it ideal for applications requiring moderate insertion forces through the center line of unit
RAD’s Compliance (Alignment) Devices provide for both lateral and rotational misalignments. This compliancy allows parts to automatically align themselves upon striking a lead-in chamfer or tapered guide. RAD’s Compliance Device functions via a series of bearings and spring loaded pistons.
Can also be used on linear actuators, pick & place machines, and other automated equipment.