System facilitates end-effector tool changes.

Press Release Summary:

Model QC-1200 automatic tool changer accommodates different styles of parts on same assembly machine. Modular design options include Device Net Bus module, self-sealing fluid or pneumatic module, 19 pin I/O module, and 200 A weld power module. Integral latch/unlatch sensor signals coupled condition of tool changer. Unit meets demands of robotic resistance welding and material handling applications.

Original Press Release:

Addition to Robohand's Quick Change Series Delivers Quick and Easy End-Effector Tool Changes

Madison Heights, Michigan, April 18, 2005 - Robohand (Monroe, Conn.), a DE-STA-CO Company, has announced an addition to its end of arm tooling solutions - the QC-1200 automatic tool changer. With the QC-1200, end- effector tooling can be changed quickly and easily to accommodate many different styles of parts on the same assembly machine. Accurate positional repeatability, high rigidity, and load carrying capacity in all directions make the QC-1200 tool changer an excellent solution for robotic welding and material handling applications.

Like all Robohand products, the QC-1200 is designed to help users achieve higher flexibility and leaner operations. Easy extendibility and re-tooling is offered through the QC-1200 series modular design, allowing the customer to reduce set-up time by freely choosing from a selection of optional interfaces including a Device Net Bus module, self-sealing fluid or pneumatic module, 19 pin I/O module and the 200 amp weld power module. Additionally, the QC-1200 has a standard integral latch/unlatch sensor to signal the coupled condition of the tool changer.

The QC-1200 has a combined weight of only 16.8 lbs., yet is designed to take moment loads up to 15,000 in./lbs., giving it one of the best weight to payload ratios on the market. The QC-1200 can withstand the most demanding material handling and resistance welding applications.

DE-STA-CO, a Dover Company, produces integrated clamping, gripping, transfer and robotic tooling solutions. The DE-STA-CO family of companies is committed to being a lean resource for its global customers, providing ways to eliminate bottlenecks in manufacturing processes. For more information on the global company's products and services, please visit or contact Dina O'Mara, Corporate Marketing Manager, DE-STA-CO at 248.397.6700.

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