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Tech-Con Automation Announces the Development of a New Tool Center Point Correction System (TCPCS)
Shape Process Automation (formerly Tech-Con Automation) Posted 02/07/2014Burlington, ON – Tech-Con Automation Incorporated announced today the release of its most recent technological advancement, the new Tool Center Point Calibration System (TCPCS). This latest technology has been designed for Tech-Con’s robotic Waterjet Cutting Cells in collaboration with the integration of MOTOMAN robots.
“We are excited with the benefits that our TCPCS brings to the market place and our customers” said Rick Bobzener, GM of Engineering at Tech-Con Automation. “The Tool Center Point Calibration System was developed as a solution to a potentially serious issue that arises from time to time in robotic waterjet cutting. Where due to improper product fixturing or operator error, the water jet nozzle may contact the work piece and can become misaligned. The TCP correction system can be used with or without a shock sensor on the robot arm”.
The new TCPCS system can save many man hours, scrapped materials and lost production when the cutting nozzle is misaligned due to damage or an improperly seated shock sensor and breakaway couplings. \The system is a fully automated system that can be selected and run by the machine operator at any time there is concern that the nozzle may have been moved or routinely as part of normal cell operation. “We believe that this technology will revolutionize product fixturing and I’m thrilled at the prospect to be able to provide our Waterjet equipment customers with the TCPCS”, stated Nino LaDuca, VP & General Manager of Tech-Con.
“We know that they will find the system a great advantage in reducing waste and downtime. To our knowledge this is the first system available for use on MOTOMAN robots and the only one that can be used in conjunction with shock sensors.” For more information on the new Tool Center Point Correction System, please contact Martin Fisher, Business Development Manager.
About Tech-Con Automation
Tech-Con Automation is a leading source for Pallet Based Assembly Lines, Material Handling, Waterjet Robotic Cells & Industrial Automation equipment. We provide designers and manufacturers with a dependable and efficient source for their projects. Founded in 1995 and operating in a 40, 000 square foot facility, Tech-Con is a one-stop source for complete automation solutions including Machining, Fabrication, Mechanical and Electrical services, Engineering and Project Management. Tech-Con Automation is a RIA Certified Robot Integrator.