Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling features RFID tag technology.

Press Release Summary:

SAS EOAT (End-of-Arm Tooling) RFID features tags that automatically ensure correct tooling is working with corresponding operation and equipment. It identifies when correct gripper is mounted to robot running application program and confirms critical equipment is installed. System has built-in I/O for up to 8 channels of RFID and supports PROFIBUS®-DP, DeviceNet(TM), Modbus-TCP, PROFINET, and EtherNet/IP(TM). Data carriers use FRAM storage technology and are rated up to 210°C.

Original Press Release:

SAS Automation, Introduces RFID Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling

XENIA, OHIO SAS Automation introduces new Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) with RFID tags to automatically ensure the correct tooling is operating with the corresponding operation and equipment.

RFID is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using RFID tags. SAS has applied an RFID tag in a Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) mounting plate to identify itself when mounted and installed on a standard Quick Change Mounting Chuck, mounted to the robot.

Important features of this system are to identify the correct robotic EOAT gripper is mounted to the robot running the applicable program and confirm the rest of the critical equipment is installed - including the correct die or mold in stamping, plastics or packaging operations.

RFID is low cost insurance against robot, tooling and part damage because it quickly ensures the correct tooling is running. RFID tags prevent costly damage due to system crashes, reduces labor costs, and are critical during line change-overs.

New SAS EOAT RFID has built-in I/O capability up to 8 channels of RFID and can be integrated into existing platforms, and supports PROFIBUS ®-DP, DeviceNet(TM), Modbus-TCP, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP(TM). Furthermore the data carriers use state-of-the-art FRAM storage technology for virtually an unlimited number of write operations and had high temperature data carriers rated up to 210°C.

USA Corporate Office:

SAS Automation, LLC

1200 South Patton Street

Xenia, OH 45385 USA


TEL: (937) 372-5255

FAX: (937) 372-5555

European Office:

SAS Automation - Europe

Robotergreifsysteme GmbH

Im Schlehert 26

D-76187 Karlsruhe,Germany

TEL: +49 (0) 721 26306 - 0

FAX: +49 (0) 721 26306 - 22

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