tool changer

tool changer

[′tül ‚chānj·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
In program-controlled machines and robotics, a mechanism that allows the use of multiple tools.
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The QC-11 automatic tool changer for robots comes from ATI Industrial Automation and is now certified to work seamlessly with collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots, joining more than 150 products in the UR+ portfolio that offer plug-and-play compatibility with UR cobots.
A disc-type tool changer is standard; a pallet changer is optional.
The injured man had only been in the job for two weeks and had been promoted from operator to tool changer.
With a 22-station tool changer, integrated tool-length measurement and a footprint of only 1 [m.sup.2], the C5 delivers efficient 5-axis machining while taking up very little floor space.
Designed to streamline the production process, the DWX-50 features five-axis simultaneous machining capability and a five-station automatic tool changer with tool length sensor for added production convenience.
The cell includes an ABB robot with Force Control (FC) module and tool changer, IRC5 controller, holding fixtures with tool changer flange, input/output devices, finishing tools, and safety system.
The new product utilizes three drill spindles each accompanied by an optional 5-station automatic tool changer. The automatic tool changing paired with carbide drilling of up to 2250 RPM and 27 IPM / 685 mmpm feed rates make the unit suitable for profiles up to 447 kg/300 lbs per ft.
It was also equally important that the machine had a good-sized tool changer (ATC) to enable such continuous machining to occur and to give us a high degree of manufacturing flexibility and autonomy."The machining centre's small, compact footprint was also a key consideration.
Included with the M75 are a spray-mist coolant system, 10-station automatic tool changer with a database and tool-length sensor, Microsoft Windows-based control software, computer, flat-screen monitor and hand-held remote, and a safety protective enclosure with lock out/tag out capability.
An arm-type dual servo-driven 24-tool capacity automatic tool changer changes tools in one second.
"What we got is a well-designed base, ballscrews, linear guide system, and a tool changer," he said.
The Panel Mate Series comes standard with: 4-ft by 4ft, 4-ft by 8-ft or 5-ft by 10-ft full coverage tables; HSD g spindle multi-drill block option; 8- or 10-position tool changer rack; programs load via standard Ethernet connection; and comes with Express Software by ArtCAM, Becker vacuum pump, high-flow vacuum table and full rack of tool holders with chuck nuts.