Robotic Tool Changer handles payloads up to 600 lb.

Press Release Summary:

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. 

Original Press Release:

New QC-160 Robotic Tool Changer Provides Flexibility, Exceeds 200 Kg Robot Load Specification

The new QC-160 Robotic Tool Changer, recently developed by ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC, has a high moment capacity in a lightweight and compact design and utilizes the same proven Locking Mechanism as ATI’s QC-200 Series. The Tool Changer features internal Lock/Unlock sensing and (5) 3/8 NPT and (4) ½ NPT pass-through air connections and easily mounts directly to most 200 kg robots. The Tool Changer enhances the robots ability to switch end-effectors automatically and efficiently, greatly increasing productivity, while reducing downtime for changeovers.

ATI Robotic Tool Changers provide the flexibility to automatically change end-effectors or other peripheral tooling with accuracy and ease. ATI Tool Changers are designed to function reliably for millions of cycles at rated loads while maintaining extremely high repeatability. A variety of models are available to cover a wide range of applications from very small payloads to extremely heavy payload applications requiring significantly large moment capacity.

QC-160 Tool Changer Details

The QC-160 Tool Changer handles payloads of up to 600 pounds, and features integrated pneumatic ports and electrical connections. 

Additional features include: 

• Patented Failsafe locking mechanism to ensure high-moment capacity and strength

• A common Lock/Unlock air supply and a Lock/Unlock sensing method

• Four (4) M5 pass-through air connections, eight (8) 3A/50VAC electrical connections

• A stack height of only 16.9 mm (0.67 inches).  Also, No-Touch™ locking technology allows up to 0.1 in plate separation when locking.

• Positional repeatability (X, Y, and Z) tested at a rated load at one million cycles is 0.0006 in. 

• All locking parts are made of 58 HRC stainless steel and are designed for superior reliability, repeatability, and strength.

ATI Industrial Automation is a world-leading, engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, including Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, and Compliance Devices.  ATI’s engineering department, the largest of its kind for a robotic tooling company, is focused on developing cost-effective, state-of-the-art products and solutions that improve robotic productivity. 

For more information about the QC-160 Tool Changer and other ATI products, contact ATI Industrial Automation, 1031 Goodworth Drive, Apex, NC 27539, phone 919-772-0115, fax 919-772-8259,

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