OPS+ Unit for Effective Protection of Robot End Effector by Schunk

The OPS+ effectively protects the robot and end effector from being damaged during a crash.

The OPS+ will allow the EOAT to deflect and comply in the event of a crash.  At the same time, a mechanical switch will detect the deflection and send a signal to the robot controller, and then an E-stop can be issued.  This protects the system from the damage that would have otherwise occurred without the sensor.

After a crash situation, the OPS+ will be deflected off center.  But it can easily be reset manually which returns it to the normal operating position to within 20 microns. The stiffness of the OPS+ can be adjusted with air pressure.

OPS+ unit by Schunk.

This allows the unit to be adjusted so that it is rigid during normal operation, but it will comply during a crash before any damage is done to the end effector.  The sensitivity of the mechanical switch can also be adjusted to trigger at different levels of deflection.

About SCHUNK

SCHUNK is the worldwide competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one.

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