Collision Sensor - Spring-Assist Ultimatic™
RAD - The Robotic Accessories LeaderPosted 05/15/2008
More Robot Protection Without More Space!
When overall tooling payload is a concern in your larger robotic applications RAD’s NEW Spring-Assist Collision Sensor can help! The U-4622-SA offers nearly double the payload of our standard model with no increase in height / diameter and an overall mass of only 13.5lbs!
RAD Collision Sensors provide crash protection and increased safety by mechanically detecting when the robot arm has encountered an obstruction, absorbing the crash energy and quickly signaling the robot to stop - thus preventing costly damage to your equipment and tooling.
The Spring-Assist Ultimatic™ Collision Sensor is RAD's patented mechanical collision sensor that:
•Sends a signal to the system's E-stop or controller within 4 to 10ms of a collision to minimize costly damage to equipment and/or tooling. RAD's collision sensor provides protection even if the system itself is not moving.
•Absorbs the crash energy without loss of air pressure in the collision sensor. Keeping the air in the collision sensor prevents tooling "sag" and eliminates the effects of compressed air being released into the environment.
•Resets Automatically to within ± 0.0005" (0.013mm) in X, Y, and Z dimensions and to within ± 0.017º rotationally to maximize uptime and eliminate the need for human intervention.
•Increases Payload Capacity to nearly double that of RAD's standard U-4622 with no increase in size
•Maintains significant resistance even with no air pressure, reducing tooling sag if air pressure is lost
•Provides angular, rotational and axial (compressive) compliance
•Allows pneumatic adjustment so the user can easily change the amount of resistance the unit must encounter before signaling a collision.
•Has a compliance adjustment feature that lets the user determine the amount of deflection allowed before a signal is sent to the robot's E-stop or controller.