A tool changer can make a robot very flexible.
This was studied in a RoboCluster project during last year.
A UR5 robot with a Kelvin Tool Changer was installed and tested with the flexible production line at Smart Lab, Aalborg University.
The results of this project was presented Monday 9th March at the Smart Lab, Aalborg University
RoboCluster collaboration projects address challenges and seek solutions in close collaboration between industry, universities and Danish Research and Technology Organisations.
The collaboration project:
started back in January 2019
Robotter bliver plug and play ressourcer i fremtidens fabrik
See the mention of the event on RoboCluster's website
Case Story and video
Danish Technological Institute is running a case story on 4TECH Robotics and Kelvin Tool Changer:
Kelvin Tool Changer was also at HI Tech & Industry Scandinavia 2019
At DanRobotics A/S the tool changer was demonstrated in action with a bin picker robot.
Components from sub-contractors are typically delivered disorganized in boxes.
Picking up these items and feed them into robots in an assembly line is often the first big hurtle in automatizing a production.
With a 3D scanner this bin-picker can single out part in the box and pick them up with a robot arm.
Some parts are best suited to be picked with a suction cup, others with a gripper.
Here the Kelvin Tool Changer gives the bin-picker the ability to change between different tools.
This give a bin-picker unit the capacity to pick out a big variety of parts.
At HI Tech & Industry Scandinavia 2019, 4TECH Robotics also had some of its products on display at Danish Technological Institute
Most of the parts for the Kelvin Tool Changer is 3D printed by Danish Technological Institute and they had the tool changer on display together with a parallel gripper.
Our latest product, an adapter flange for robots, was also shown as an example of a product 3D printed in aluminum.
People, who visit Danish Technological Institute in Herning, had a chance to try a small 3D printed torque limiter.
Many even got a torque limiter as a free sample.
This tool was actually designed by 4TECH as a tool for mounting the Kelvin Tool Changer.
If you were not one of the lucky to get a torque limiter in Herning you still have a chance to get your own torque limiter.
Just by a Kelvin Tool Changer and you will find a torque limiter in the packet.
The robot as a module in the factory of the future: