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Title: System and method for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot

Abstract

This invention is comprised of a system and method for exchanging tools and effectors on a robot permits exchange during a programmed task. The exchange mechanism is located off the robot, thus reducing the mass of the robot arm and permitting smaller robots to perform designated tasks. A simple spring/collet mechanism mounted on the robot is used which permits the engagement and disengagement of the tool or end effector without the need for a rotational orientation of the tool to the end effector/collet interface. As the tool changing system is not located on the robot arm no umbilical cords are located on robot.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell International Corp., Golden, CO (United States). Rocky Flats Plant
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10104656
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7502962
Application Number:
ON: DE92003836; PAN: 7-502,962
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC34-90DP62349
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; TOOLS; REMOTE HANDLING; MANIPULATORS; DESIGN; INVENTIONS; ROBOTS; AUTOMATION; PNEUMATIC CONTROLLERS; 420203; HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES

Citation Formats

Burry, D B, and Williams, P M. System and method for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Burry, D B, & Williams, P M. System and method for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot. United States.
Burry, D B, and Williams, P M. Mon . "System and method for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot". United States.
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title = {System and method for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot},
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abstractNote = {This invention is comprised of a system and method for exchanging tools and effectors on a robot permits exchange during a programmed task. The exchange mechanism is located off the robot, thus reducing the mass of the robot arm and permitting smaller robots to perform designated tasks. A simple spring/collet mechanism mounted on the robot is used which permits the engagement and disengagement of the tool or end effector without the need for a rotational orientation of the tool to the end effector/collet interface. As the tool changing system is not located on the robot arm no umbilical cords are located on robot.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {12}
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