Tool Changers

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Robotics

BENZ IMTS Booth to Feature Advanced German-Engineered Tooling Products

May 19, 2016

HICKORY, N.C. — BENZ Inc. will present several tooling systems during IMTS 2016 (International Manufacturing Technology Show), September 12–17 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Showing in Booth W-2445, BENZ will feature its LinA broaching tools, crown gear technology for heavy-duty machining, adjustable angle heads for machining difficult angles, and production-enhancing modular quick-change... Read More

Robotics

Tool Changer efficiently affords coating flexibility.

March 9, 2016

Available for Precisioncoat V platform, SCS Precisioncoat Tool Changer consists of motor-driven, 5-axis system capable of selecting and hanging up to 5 valves/tools within single program profile. Programmable 0° to 360° rotation and ± 0° to 45° tilt are available for each valve/tool. With multiple heads combined into one system, solution offers full 22.5 x 21 in. work area on every valve. Pass-through height is 5 in. on top and bottom. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

DESTACO to Display Latest in Lightweight Workholding Solutions at AeroDef

February 8, 2016

Designed specifically for aerospace applications, DESTACO offers a variety of customizable tools to help boost operational productivity. Auburn Hills, Mich. – DESTACO, the industry’s leading, global provider of high-performance automation and workholding solutions, today announced its customized aerospace solutions to be displayed at the AeroDef Manufacturing Event, booth #525, in Long... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Round Quick-Changers include safe-lock mechanism.

August 27, 2015

Designed to withstand strong vibrations and rapid acceleration, SR Series provides reliable connection between assembly and material handling robots and gripper systems. Units feature snap-on SAFE-LOCK mechanisms, color-coded locking indications, and pneumatic air connections incapable of being misaligned. Made of high-strength, anodized aluminum alloy, quick-changers come in 50, 90, and 150 mm diameters with max lift capacity of 200, 400, and 1,000 N, respectively. Read More

Robotics

Passive Tool Changer does not require compressed air, electrics.

August 5, 2015

Available for R12 five- and six-axis articulated robot arms, TC12 is locked entirely by last axis of robot. This passive tool changer does not require any compressed air or electrics to operate and can pass through 3 pneumatic lines (air/vacuum) and up to 5 electrical connections. Pneumatics are enough for double acting gripper and vacuum pickup, and electrics have gold contacts suitable for electric gripper, USB, or any electronic device. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

ATI Industrial Automation's Annual Technology Fair Scheduled for August 13th, 2015

July 7, 2015

Apex, North Carolina: ATI Industrial Automation will host their Annual Technology Fair at the Michigan Sales Office located at 4577 South Lapeer Road, Suite I, Orion Township, MI 48359. On Thursday, August 13th, discussions will detail the many new end-effector products developed by ATI over the past year along with their existing state-of-the-art products. ATI will provide cost-effective... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

ATI Industrial Automation to Exhibit New Products and Solutions at Automate 2015, Chicago, March 23-26

February 13, 2015

ATI Industrial Automation, a world-leading, engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, including: Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Utility Couplers, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, and Compliance Devices, will exhibit new products and solutions at Automate 2015, Booth #640, McCormick Place North, Chicago, Illinois, March... Read More

Robotics

Robotic Tool Changer handles payloads up to 600 lb.

January 28, 2015

Featuring internal Lock/Unlock sensing, Model QC-160 mounts directly to most 200 kg robots, optimizing robot's ability to switch end-effectors automatically. Unit features five 3/8 NPT and four ½ NPT pass-through air connections as well as eight 3 A/50 Vac electrical connections. Positional repeatability (X, Y, and Z) tested at rated load at one million cycles is 0.0006 in. For optimal repeatability and strength, all locking parts are made of 58 HRC stainless steel.  Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

ATI Industrial Automation's 8th Annual Technology Fair Scheduled for August 21st, 2014

July 11, 2014

Apex, North Carolina – ATI Industrial Automation will host their 8th Annual Technology Fair at the Michigan Sales Office located at 4577 South Lapeer Road, Suite I, Orion Township, MI 48359. On Thursday, August 21st, discussions will detail the many new end-effector products developed by ATI over the past year along with their existing state-of-the-art products. ATI will provide... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Robotics

Spindle Motor offers alternative to automatic tool changer.

May 15, 2014

Replacing labor-intensive manual tool change or need for automatic tool changer, HF103 Solidfix® Spindle Motor accelerates tool changes via adapters that hold various tools. Modular quick-change system lets user preset tools for precise, repeatable cuts and change tools in 10–20 sec. Operated with one hand, unit incorporates 180° clamp lock and ejection features and has no screws. Spindle can be programmed to move to home position where operator can change tools and resume routine. Read More

Robotics

Automatic Tool Changer has compact, high-capacity magazine.

March 24, 2014

CTA-HSL series suits CNC milling machines, VMCs, HMCs, CNC lathes, and multi-tasking machines. Each automatic tool changer consists of CTA dual motion cam operated exchanger; mechanical exchange arm with dual gripper hands and built-in safety interlocks; tool storage magazine, on which all tool holder pockets are hinged to enable 90° tilt during tool exchange, assembled in moveable track; and pneumatically operated tool holder tilt unit. Exchange time varies from 0.6–1.2 sec. Read More

Robotics

Automatic Tool Changer features drum style magazine.

March 3, 2014

Able to accommodate most types of tool holders, CTM and offers tool exchange time that varies from 0.6–5 sec depending on choice of 4 frame sizes, tool weights, and exchange arm length. Each tool changer consists of dual motion cam operated exchanger; mechanical exchange arm with dual rapid-release gripper hands and built-in safety interlocks; tool storage magazine. Applications include NC milling machines, VMCs, HMCs, CNC lathes, transfer machines, and laser/plasma cutting machines. Read More

Robotics

AddisonMckee's New Automated Tool Change Tooling System for HG150-IDOD Tube Sizing Machine Leads to Faster Changeover

February 18, 2014

AddisonMckee recently developed a new solution for automated tool handling, making tool changeover faster and safer, for an aerospace tube manufacturing customer. The customer currently utilizes AddisonMckee IDOD tube sizing machines to form tubes in the 2.00 – 6.00” diameter range. The tool sets utilized in these large sizing machines can weigh up to 300 lbs. so loading and unloading using... Read More

Robotics

Micro Robotic Tool Changer handles payloads up to 3 lb.

January 20, 2014

Weighing less than 4.3 oz, Model QC-001 enables high-speed spider or parallel-link robots to switch end-effectors automatically. Tool changer features fail-safe locking mechanism, common lock/unlock air supply and lock/unlock sensing method, four M5 pass-through air connections, and eight 3 A/50 Vac electrical connections. Positional repeatability at 1 million cycles is 0.0004 in. With QC-001, multiple assembly, dispensing, sorting, and material handling operations can be performed by one robot. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Tool Changers for CNC Machine Tools

January 15, 2014

Our extensive range of Tool Changers and Tool Storage Systems offers machine tool designers, builders and retro-fitters a simple, yet dependable and cost effective solution to accommodate multiple tooling requirements for a wide variety of CNC machine tools. With over 25 years of experience and technical know-how, our extensive range of high speed mechanical cam driven tool exchangers and... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

SERAPID to Exhibit at Fabtech 2013 in Chicago

November 13, 2013

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — Serapid, Inc., a leading supplier of die handling technology will be participating in the annual Fabtech Exhibition held this year at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, November 18-21, 2013. Serapid produces quick die change systems and equipment for the metalforming industry. The products Serapid offers include specific die change systems as well as a complete line... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics, Green & Clean

Stäubli to Showcase New Tool Changer Solutions at Fabtech 2013

October 2, 2013

Stäubli Connectors and Stäubli group company Multi-Contact will showcase the latest in tool changer technology at North America's largest metal forming, welding and finishing event at the McCormick Place Lakeside in Chicago, IL, November 18-21. Featuring a highly efficient, and low maintenance design, Stäubli tool changers are capable of payloads up to 1.5 tons, all within a small... Read More

Robotics

Tool Changer supports payloads up to 1,500 kg.

March 26, 2013

With driver/cam geometry, Sigma NextGen™ provides moment and acceleration capabilities to handle high dynamic robots. Design ensures optimal coupling under extreme load conditions, and tool changer maintains safety with coupled mechanism during loss of compressed air. Sigma NextGen supports variety of servo tools and bus communications including Sigma SmartComm™ Communications Module, which features diagnostics via webpage and ability to schedule maintenance and run various reports. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services

ATI Industrial Automation to Exhibit New Products and Solutions at Automate 2013, Chicago, January 21-24

January 18, 2013

ATI Industrial Automation, a world-leading, engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, including Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Utility Couplers, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors and Compliance Devices, will exhibit new products and solutions at Automate 2013, Booth #640, McCormick Place North, Chicago, Illinois, January... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics

Staubli to Exhibit at Automate 2013

December 27, 2012

Advanced Connection and Robotics Technology for a Wide Range of Applications <4444>Duncan, SC - A global leader in automation technology, Stäubli has announced plans to exhibit at AUTOMATE 2013 in Booth 668. Billed as "North America's Broadest Automation Event," AUTOMATE 2013 will take place January 21 - 24, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago.<4444>The biannual AUTOMATE conference offers a... Read More