Tool Changers

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

SHS Manual Tool Change System comes with ISO flange pattern.

March 27, 2017

Available in six sizes, SHS Manual Tool Change System features integrated pneumatic feed through. System can be easily assembled without need of additional adapter plates.

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Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

ATI Showcases New Products and Solutions at Automate 2017

March 10, 2017

Visit ATI at Booth #N-1621, April 3-6, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Apex, NC , February 25, 2017 The 2017 - Automate Show and Conference takes place at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6, and is a biennial event boasting the largest showcase of solutions-based automation technologies in North America. Companies from around the globe will represent a wide variety of industries ranging... Read More

Robotics

Xpert Tool Changer integrates 6-axis robotic arm.

February 26, 2017

Ergonomically constructed to save space, and protect robotics system and tool magazine from dirt and ambient influences , Xpert Tool Changer enables automated changing of upper and lower tools. System houses bending tools within the machine and offers bending length of 3 meters, with press capacity ranging from 150 to 320 tons. Including intelligent sensors to detect new tools, Xpert offers... Read More

Robotics

RFID-coded Weld Tools Add Security to Medical Assembly

January 24, 2017

At MD&M WEST 2017, Herrmann Ultrasonics introduces two features to ensure more safety when changing welding tools within the production process.

Firstly an RFID reader has been integrated into the tooling which guarantees that the right tool is installed for the production. Not only is it built into the sonotrode but also into the fixture. The ultrasonic welding system automatically... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers

ATI Industrial Automation's Annual Technology Fair Scheduled for August 11th, 2016

June 21, 2016

Apex, North Carolina: ATI Industrial Automation will host their Annual Technology Fair on Thursday, August 11th at the Michigan Sales Office located at 4577 South Lapeer Road, Suite I, Orion Township, MI 48359. This one-day event is a great educational opportunity for networking, sharing ideas, and also showcasing cutting-edge robotic and automation technologies. Multiple... Read More

Robotics

Wheel Changer enables uninterrupted machine operation.

June 14, 2016

Available for use on WALTER HELITRONIC MINI POWER grinding machines and HELITRONIC DIAMOND EVOLUTION 2-in-1 eroding and grinding systems, Automated Wheel Changer boosts output through continuous uninterrupted machine operation, without increasing machine's footprint. Unit accommodates up to 6 grinding wheel sets or electrodes with max diameters of 150 mm. Belt-driven spindle increases... Read More

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... Read More