Automatic quick-change system for small robots

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Schunk has now enlarged its standardised robot accessories programme to allow users the full use of a small robot’s efficiency potential. The flat quick-change system, the SWS-001 with less interfering contours, is claimed to be the smallest automatic robot-changing system currently on the market.

With a handling weight of up to 1.4kg, it is suitable for small robot types, where the grippers and tools are automatically exchanged within seconds. Four integrated air feed-through valves, and up to eight integrated electric feed-throughs ensure a reliable energy supply of the coupled modules. A patented self-retaining locking system ensures that robots and effectors stay connected, in case of a sudden energy failure.

Due to the ISO connecting flange, the SWS-001 can be quickly and easily connected to various robots. With 22 different series and 2000 variants, Schunk offers a large variety of quick-change systems. The standardised module programme ranges from miniature changeover systems up to heavy-duty change systems for payloads of up to 1350kg to cater for the diverse demands of industry.

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