RAD - Robotic & Automation Tooling 

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Compliance Devices -Pneumatic
Key Benefits

RAD's Pneumatic Compliance (Alignment) Devices lower your costs by allowing you to:


  • Reduce robot* programming time
  • Open up part tolerances
  • Decrease scrap caused by misalignment
  • Increase assembly speed
  • Minimize part and tool damage caused by contact forces
  • Reduce downtime and machine wear caused by parts jamming and wedging
RAD's Pneumatic Compliance Device:
  • Compensates for positional misalignment
  • Is compliant in X and Y axes, radially (laterally), as well as rotationally
    PLEASE NOTE: If you require axial (“Z" axis) or angular compliance, as well as rotational, the Ultimatic™ Collision Sensor can be used as a compliance device in some cases.
  • Provides precise centering to within ±0.001" (0.025mm)
  • Features a standard pneumatic 'lock up' function to prevent the device from floating during rapid transport and/or to disable the compliance when it's not needed
  • Allows instantaneous transition from smooth compliance to centered rigidity
  • Offers no compression in the Z axis - making it ideal for applications requiring moderate insertion forces through the center line of unit
  • Allows pneumatic adjustment so user can easily change the external force required to offset the movable plate
Assembly Operations
  • Positioning on an assembly line
  • Aligning molds
  • Locating parts in machines
Insertion Operations
  • Placing washers, fans, or gears onto shafts
  • Inserting bearings into drive assemblies
Operating Principle
RAD's Compliance Devices provide allowances for both lateral and rotational misalignments. This compliancy allows parts to automatically align themselves upon striking a lead-in chamfer or tapered guide. RAD Compliance Devices function through a series of bearings and pneumatic pistons.
* can also be used on linear actuators, pick & place machines, and other automated equipment.

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