Robotic End of Arm Tooling (EOAT)
All robotic cells and robotic application require custom end of arm tooling (EOAT), or End Effectors, to make the robot functional. Although there are some common tool types, and some standard designs, robot tooling is largely a custom business for each and every application.

In palletizing flat top items such as cases, typically a high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) vacuum type tool can be used. This type of tool is effective in that it has a very high payload (=300 pounds), and can also pick up empty pallets as well as corrugated slip sheets and tie sheets. These tools can also be fitted with retractable pallet clamps for added safety.

In bag palletizing, a fork-clamp style gripper is used, with squaring mechanisms to create uniform stacking patterns and sometimes a vacuum head for added grip on the bags, to reduce the risk of slipping.

Case packing systems can often use a multi-function vacuum and side clamp grip method for picking cartons small bags, while spools can be picked internal surface of the core with an expanding pneumatic device.

Whatever the robotic application, TransAutomation Technologies will design and build the EOAT with precision and durability.

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