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Handling For Assembly

handling_assemblyCollision Sensor for
Disk Drive Industry.

Problem defined.

Collision sensors are used to protect equipment in numerous clean room applications. Multiple work cells crucial to the production and certification of disk drives require repeatability in every production cycle — an attribute not available in standard collision sensors.

Solution in reach.

Applied Robotics’ specialized collision sensor was designed to provide a repeatability of 0.002 mm, while protecting expensive tooling and end effectors in the event of a collision.

Pneumatic Grippers for
Sheet Metal Handling.

Problem defined.

When handling large sheet metal for stamping, where an internal grip on circular openings is required, the opening force of the gripper can damage sheet metal, as can fast accelerations and quick, articulated moves.

Solution in reach.

Applied Robotics’ solution involves two-jaw grippers with custom gripper fingers for internal grip. Tapered fingers of one gripper (in back) act as an alignment mechanism to position the work piece (friction grip), and the fingers of the second gripper (in front) act as the load-carrying gripper (retention grip).