The compact quick-change module provides two quick and easy ways to swap a component. In addition to an automated exchange in a storage station, known as the gripper station, exchanging by hand is also possible within seconds. Thanks to the ergonomic click system – integrated on the end effector being changed – it is possible to carry out a manual change with just one hand. At the same time, this prevents the exchange module from falling.
The quick-change system is hot-pluggable and can be changed during live operation. The high processing quality as well as the materials used (rugged locking elements) guarantee a long service life (> 100,000 cycles).
Rotation prevention ensures a clearly defined position of the end effector in the storage station. Furthermore, during a manual exchange, it ensures that the end effector itself is connected with the robot in the same orientation.
In setup mode, pins and visual markings in the storage station enable simple, clear positioning of the end effector. In continuous operation, the pin disappears in the storage station, thus enabling a greater degree of freedom in the exchange process. The storage station can be attached in three ways here.
The storage station features an optional sensor query. In combination with the standard connect signal, 100% system security is ensured. In addition, an optical LED display on the fixed part is also available.