A new line of "programmable" robot end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) allows for remote adjustment to handle different-sized items with just one EOAT. Said to be an industry first, this development from SAS Automation LLC, Xenia, Ohio, can eliminate need for tool changers. It has electric stepper motors that can be programmed from the robot controller to automatically relocate four separate component holders within one robot cycle. Each of the four tool holders can have vacuum cups or grippers mounted on individual linear actuators that can be programmed for up to 28 separate locations. The system also can be used to reposition four parts after demolding but before releasing them. The new EOAT system can be used with any robot style or make, SAS says.
SAS Automation, LLC
1200 S Patton St. Xenia, OH 45385
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