IMTS 2014 - New ATI Products and Solutions at the IMTS 2014 Show

Visit ATI at Booth #N-6429, September 8-13, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

ATI Industrial Automation will be exhibiting at the upcoming International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) on September 8-13, 2014, in Chicago, IL at McCormick Place, North Hall, Booth #N-6429. IMTS 2014 is the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. More than 1,900 exhibiting companies will occupy 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois.


ATI will display several live robotic demonstrations that feature Robotic Tool Changers, Robotic Deburring Tools, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors, and Robotic Collision Sensors. All of their latest advances in robotic end-effectors and automation tooling will also be on display including:

New Tool Changer Models: ATI has broadened their line of Robotic Tool Changers to include the QC-160 for most 200 kg robots, the QC-18 electrically-actuated Tool Changer, and the QC-001 Micro Tool Changer for high-speed "spider" or delta robots. ATI Robotic Tool Changers provide the flexibility to automatically change end-effectors or other peripheral tooling. These Tool Changers are designed to function reliably for millions of cycles at rated load while maintaining extremely high repeatability.

Lateral and Pivoting Compensators: ATI has developed two new series of Compensators (patents pending) that allow compliance in multiple directions. These unique devices allow pieces to be gripped or routed reliably even if the workpiece is severely misaligned. Both of these series are designed for high endurance and high repeatability and have robust guidance allowing for high moment loads in a compact work envelope.

Manual Utility Couplers: ATI has developed a series of Utility Couplers that can be manually coupled/uncoupled quickly, designed for applications where there is a need to quickly connect utilities such as air, fluid, power, and electrical signals in docking and fixturing applications. Any of ATI's Standard Series Tool Changer Utility Modules can attach to the modular, multi-coupling design and will improve cycle-time and flexibility in any production cell.

Featured Product

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.