Robot Tooling - Giving Applications a "Hand"

Jun 10, 2014

Robotic tooling is a specific end of arm attachment that is connected at the wrist of the robot. This tooling helps the robot to perform very specific tasks and applications. The robotic tooling can be used for a wide range of things such as welding, material removal, or material handling.


When you talk about robot tool­ing, you are lit­er­al­ly talk­ing about the hands of the robot. Robot­ic tool­ing is usu­al­ly attached at the wrist of the robot, and it is used to per­form the robot’s pro­grammed tasks. These tools can be used for weld­ing, mate­r­i­al removal, or mate­r­i­al han­dling, depend­ing on the appli­ca­tion that is being performed.

Robot­ic tool­ing for weld­ing comes in the form of a weld­ing gun that is attached with a dress pack­age to the robot. This type of robot tool­ing is usu­al­ly used exclu­sive­ly for either arc weld­ing or spot weld­ing. While they are not inter­change­able, a weld­ing gun can be changed out with oth­er tool­ing to use the robot for anoth­er process.

When deal­ing with the robot tool­ing that is nec­es­sary for mate­r­i­al han­dling and mate­r­i­al removal, man­u­fac­tur­ers can use a tool chang­er to get more out of their robot­ic sys­tem. A tool chang­er can switch from one tool to anoth­er at the same work sta­tion, increas­ing the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of the robot. For exam­ple, a robot can drill holes in a work piece with one tool, change the tool, and then grind or mill the same piece. This increas­es the ver­sa­til­i­ty of the robot, as well as sav­ing the man­u­fac­tur­er mon­ey by allow­ing them to pur­chase one robot, instead of sev­er­al dif­fer­ent machines.

Are you inter­est­ed in learn­ing about all of the robot tool­ing that is on the mar­ket today? Then you should call Robots​.com. Our staff can help you build the per­fect sys­tem with all of the robot­ic tool­ing you need to com­plete your processes.

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