Press Release Summary:
Designed to facilitate tool changes by hand, Models MC-16 and MC-36 feature payload limits up to 40 and 100 lb, respectively. Model MC-16 includes 4 integrated 1/8 NPT pass-through air ports, while Model MC-36 has 6. Offering multiple fail-safe features, screw-cam locking mechanism resists vibration and prevents loosening. Units also include quick-action locking for one-handed manual operation.
Original Press Release:
ATI Develops New Series of Manual Tool Changers
Unique Design Combines High Strength and Excellent Repeatability
ATI Industrial Automation has developed a new series of Manual Tool Changers that provides a cost-effective solution for quickly changing tools by hand. They feature a unique design that combines high strength, excellent repeatability and a patent-pending screw-cam locking mechanism with multiple fail-safe features, which resists vibration and prevents loosening. The new Manual Tool Changers also feature quick-action locking for one-handed manual operation. These robust and compact Manual Tool Changers can handle payloads up to 100 pounds (45 kg) and pass pneumatics and electrical signals.
ATI will introduce two new Manual Tool Changer models, the MC-16 and the MC-36, at the 2010 Automation Technology Expo (ATX) South on April 28-29, in Charlotte, NC, booth # 1729 and at the 2010 Design & Manufacturing New England show on April 21-22, in Boston, MA, booth # 1102. ATI will also have all of their newest end-effector products on display, including Robotic Tool Changers, Multi-axis Force/Torque Sensors, Robotic Deburring and Finishing Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, Rotary Joints, and Compliance Devices. If you would like a free pass to the show, contact ATI at email@example.com or +1 919-772-0115.