Destaco cobot tooling solutions simplify tool selection and eliminate integration design work for operations with small payload robots or cobots

Off-the-Shelf Tooling for Cobots

July 6, 2023
A new portfolio offers simplicity, ease-of-use, and availability via kits that feature all of the end-user selected accessories, along with the hardware and tools needed for installation.

DESTACO – a developer of automation, workholding, and remote-handling solutions – announced the availability of new tooling choices for operators of collaborative robots (cobots.) The off-the-shelf options are designed to simplify tool selection and eliminate integration design work for applications that involve small payload robots or cobots, for gripping, palletizing, machine tending, tool changing, and tool extension applications up to 10 kg payloads. 

“Small payload robots are commonly found in larger industrial-manufacturing facilities, but there has been significant growth recently in their use in small light industrial and commercial shops due to the low-cost entry into robotic automation,” said Gary Labadie, global product director.  “This low-cost entry into robotic automation is now a focus and a solution for both large and small facilities coping with the economic climate.”

DESTACO designed its cobot tooling solutions for simplicity and ease of use with off-the-shelf availability via kits that feature all of the end-user selected accessories, along with the hardware and tools needed for installation, reducing the need to consult an application engineer. All of the tooling solutions are compatible with cobots that have an ISO 9409-1-50-4-M6 end-of-arm mounting pattern.  Blank robot and tool plates are offered for those who wish to use their own mounting patterns.

A standout feature in the cobot tooling suite of cobot tooling is the Microtool End Effectors that allow a cobot to perform palletizing functions. Users that know the length, width and weight of the packages to be lifted and transferred can easily select the palletizing kit type and pre-determined vacuum cup size necessary for the application eliminating tool design work with off-the-shelf kits.

Other cobot tooling solutions include:

CB-200 Quick-Move Base: Allows the cobot to be moved from one workstation to another without the need to reprogram the robot.

ARV-C Vacuum Gripper: Can pick up and move products via one air line with an auto-release vacuum generator; available in nine sizes and shapes.

MG Magnet Gripper: Available in two sizes, allows the picking of ferrous material or components with one pneumatically actuated air line.

MultiMount Tool Array: Mounts up to five different tools to the cobot wrist via various tool mounting plates and multiple extension lengths.

MultiMount Machine Tending: Can accommodate two grippers or two tools for use in work-piece exchange applications in CNC machining centers; features Blank, ISO-9409-50 and DirectConnect mounting plates.

MultiMount Tool Extension: Extends the reach of the cobot arm that the cobot’s standard wrist length and reach cannot.  A variety of tool plates and multiple extension lengths are available.

MicroTool Palletizing: Off-the-shelf kits to handle boxes from 160 to 750 mm widths and 260 to 900 mm lengths weighing less than 10 kg.

TC1 Manual Tool Changer: Allows the user to change cobot tools quickly and repeatably and offers electric and air pass-through capabilities.

Tool Storage Tree: Securely stores and organizes up to six cobot tools safely and securely; fully adjustable with three different tree heights.

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