The ATI Robotic Tool
Changer provides 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.
For this reason, the ATI Tool Changer has become the number-one tool changer of
choice around the world.
ATI Tool Changer models
cover a wide range of applications, from very small payloads to heavy payload
applications requiring significantly large moment capacity.
What is a Robotic Tool Changer?
Robotic Tool Changer:
Component with two mating parts (master and tool) that have been designed to
lock together automatically and are able to pass utilities (e.g. electrical
signals, pneumatic supply, water, etc.). The master side of the tool changer
mounts to a robot, CNC machine or other structure. The tool side of the tool
changer mounts to tooling, such as grippers, welders, or deburring tools. A
robotic tool changer is also known as an automatic tool changer, robot tool
changer, robot coupler, robotic coupler, and robotic connector.
All ATI Quick Change Tool Changers feature:
Extremely High Repeatability
The unique double-taper locking piston in combination with the two locating
pins provides unmatched repeatability. Million-cycle testing, at rated
load, shows that the typical repeatability is much better than the guaranteed
The Quick-Change tool changer has a large moment capacity due to the
locking piston's high coupling strength and large diameter. The coupled tool
changer does not rock during high-inertia moves preventing locking failure or
The patented double-taper locking mechanism actually wears in instead of
out. The pneumatic ports use uniquely-designed, long-life rubber bushings,
which prevent any loss of air pressure. Spring probe electrical pins on the
Master Plate insure contact with fixed pins on the Tool Plate. The
Quick-Change robotic tool changer is built to last.
Superior Fail-safe Locking Mechanism
A new patented locking mechanism locks the Master Plate to the Tool Plate and
remains locked even if pressure is accidentally removed.
Lightweight and Compact Design
World-wide sales volumes have allowed us to price the Quick-Change tool
changer at or below the competition.
With a wide range of electrical, pneumatic, and fluid modules available, ATI
Quick Change Tool Changers can be configured to fit most any application.
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