Robotic dress packs are tasked with protecting, managing, securing and guiding cables and hoses over millions of work cycles. These high demands place an enormous amount of stress on every component within the system.
Basic considerations at the beginning of assembling a cable management system can prevent costly problems later on, such as a loss of continuity, insulation damage, mechanical deformation, or EMI problems.
Current systems try to keep the cables on a six-axis robot static while everything operating around them is dynamic. Instead, consider a six-axis robot as three separate sections: the sixth to third axis; the third to second axis; and the second to first axis.
Simpler, stronger, and more precise. ATI Industrial Automation has developed a series of Manual Tool Changers that provides a cost-effective solution for quickly changing tools by hand. They feature a unique design that combines high strength, excellent repeatability, and a patent-pending screw-cam locking mechanism with multiple fail-safe features, which resists vibration and prevents loosening. These robust and compact Manual Tool Changers can handle payloads up to 80 pounds (36 kg) and pass pneumatics and electrical signals.