ATI QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer Features Wide Interoperability
ATI Industrial Automation’s QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer offers a wide variety of configuration and compatibility options.
ATI Industrial Automation’s QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer offers a variety of configuration options with ATI’s Pass-Through Utility Modules and Tool Stand systems. An optional ML12 Electrical Module can attach to the QC-7 Tool Changer body, which includes five pass-through air ports and lock/unlock air fittings.
The QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer, which ATI Industrial Automation describes as lightweight yet durable, features a low stack height and mounts directly to ISO 9409-1-31.5-4-M5 robot wrists. This tool changer is compatible with ATI’s modular Tool Stands and has an optional tool storage hook to simplify robot programming.
ATI Industrial Automation’s QC-7 also features pneumatic actuation, No-Touch locking technology and a patented Fail-Safe locking mechanism for a secure connection between the master and tool. The design integrates lock/unlock sensors without the need for an additional interface plate. This tool changer handles payloads up to 35 lbs (16 kg), and the company says it is compatible with variety of industrial and collaborative robot models.
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