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Spring-Loaded Collision Sensor - The Uni-Coupler™

RAD - The Robotic Accessories Leader

The Uni-Coupler™ Spring-Loaded Collision Sensor maximizes uptime in robotic applications when compressed air is not available. The Uni-Coupler™ Collision Sensor is RAD’s patented, spring-loaded, mechanical collision sensor that: *STOPS the robot in the event of a crash to minimize costly damage to the robot and/or tooling. RAD’s collision sensor provides protection even if the robot itself is not moving. *ABSORBS the crash energy by allowing up to 15 degrees of deflection following a collision. *AUTOMATICALLY RESETS to within ± 0.002” (0.051mm) to maximize uptime and eliminate the need for human intervention. *Allows up to 0.040” (1.02mm) ‘give’ in the coupling before the load sensing mechanism is activated (in compliant models) to avoid nuisance tripping. OPERATING PRINCIPLE RAD’s Uni-Coupler™ Collision Sensor is a spring-loaded mechanical device that signals your robot’s E-stop or controller when the tooling encounters an obstruction. The lateral or vertical force applied during a collision opens a normally closed switch that sends the ‘stop’ signal. Note: The Uni-Coupler™ Collision Sensor can be used as a compliance device by installing the unit without connecting the sensor switch. Can also be used on linear actuators, pick & place machines, and other automated equipment


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