Faster Deployment of Robotic End of Arm Tools with Quick Changer

OnRobot Quick Changer

The manufacturing industry faces several challenges in today’s global, technologically advanced economy.

Competing with the lower cost of overseas goods, rapid technological change, supply shortages, distribution problems as fuel prices increase. The list goes on.

Automation is obviously a major solution to help save time and lower costs. But to maximise savings and optimise efficiency, the right kind of automation is needed. Going out and buying a set of robotic arms and tools, without considering your workflow and how your processes fit together can be a costly mistake.

So, what is one of the best ways to optimise speed of production and save money?

At OnRobot, we’re confident that the answer lies in our innovative Quick Changer EoAT (End of Arm Tool), when used with a variety of collaborative robot applications.

Introducing the Quick Changer

The Quick Changer is a physical interface between the robotic arm and the EoAT, that allows for easy and fast tool changing. The operator can deploy and re-deploy tools in a matter of seconds, without having to screw or unscrew the tool from the arm.

Depending on the number of tool changes required during a work cycle and the number of robotic arms in operation, this can save dozens or even hundreds of hours per week.

 

 

 

The Quick Changer has many benefits for the user:

  • Strong and hardwearing, handling up to 20kg
  • Save time with the easy-to-use locking mechanism – tools simply click into place
  • Minimal extra strain on the robotic arm – lightweight and minimal height
  • Safe and user-friendly – the locking springs fully secure the tool and there are no sharp edges
  • High repeatability – the fittings are robust and will last for many thousands of tool changes
  • Reliable and patented design
OnRobot Quick Changer

The Quick Changer is designed to be used with a variety of robotic arms, making it the perfect addition to any collaborative (or cobot) system.

The entire range of OnRobot EoAT tools can be used with the Quick Changer, including surface finishers, picking and placing, packaging and palletizing, machine tending, assembly, and testing and inspection.

The Quick Changer is a versatile and tough piece of equipment that will make life easier for operators, save time on the shop-floor and cut costs overall.

Who Will Benefit the Most from Quick Changer?

Any manufacturing company, small or large, that uses multiple tools within a single automated work cycle will benefit from Quick Changer. How much they benefit will depend on the scale of their operation, the time saved per cycle, and the increase in productivity.

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) will probably see the most dramatic savings, especially those that have a “high mix – low volume” work cycle or production line. The reason is obvious – if you are using several different tools on one or two robotic arms, the time taken to frequently change tools soon adds up. This can be significantly reduced by fitting a Quick Changer, and ROI should be achieved very quickly.

Dual Setup for Even Greater Speed & Efficiency

The Dual Quick Changer doubles the speed and efficiency of your robot or cobot. By combining two grippers (two RG2 grippers or an RG6 with a VG10), two products can be held and moved at the same time. Therefore, the cycle-time is effectively halved, and you get twice the productivity with no extra effort.

For this reason, the Dual Quick Changer will pay for itself very quickly – ROI can be achieved within just 3 months depending on frequency of operations.

OnRobot Dual Gripper on Kawasaki Robot

Summary

By increasing the efficiency of your automated manufacturing processes with the Quick Changer or the Dual Quick Changer, you are maximizing the utilization of each robot. Operators can switch between tools quickly and seamlessly, with minimal machine downtime.

At OnRobot, we design our end of arm tools to be smart, robust and easy-to-integrate. The Quick Changer ticks all these boxes and will save you time and money in the process. 

To find out more about the Quick Changer or any of our other EoAT solutions, contact us today by clicking here.

Privacy Policy for processing and protecting personal data

This data protection policy applies to OnRobot.

The purpose of the policy is to ensure and document that OnRobot protects personal data in accordance with the rules for processing of personal data. The policy will also contribute to OnRobot providing information about its processing and use of registered personal data.

The policy will be reviewed each year.

Record of the processing of personal data

OnRobot processes personal data about:

  • Employees

  • Customers

  • Suppliers

  • Applicants

OnRobot has prepared a record of the processing of personal data. The record provides an overview of the processing for which OnRobot is responsible.

The personal data must be provided in order for OnRobot to enter into employment, customer and supplier contracts.

Purpose and lawfulness of the processing

Personal data are processed and archived in connection with:

  • HR management, including recruitment, hiring, dismissal and payment of salary

  • Master data for customers as well as orders and sales

  • Master data for suppliers as well as requisition forms and purchases

  • Contracts

Processing is legal by the authority specified in the appended record.

OnRobot does not use the personal data for purposes other than those listed. OnRobot does not collect more personal data than necessary to meet the purpose. 

Storage and erasure

OnRobot has introduced the following overall guidelines for storage and erasure of personal data:

  • Personal data are stored in physical folders.

  • Personal data are stored in IT systems and on server drives.

  • Personal data are not stored for longer than necessary to meet the purpose of the processing.

  • Personal data for employees are erased five years after employment has ended, and personal data about applicants are erased after six months.

Data security

Based on the appended risk assessment, OnRobot has implemented security measures to protect personal data:

  • Only employees with a work-related need to access the registered personal data have access to the data, either physically or via IT systems with rights management.

  • All computers are password protected and employees may not disclose their passwords to others.

  • Computers must have firewall and antivirus software installed, which must be updated regularly.

  • Personal data are erased securely in connection with phasing-out and repair of IT equipment.

  • USB flash drives, external hard disks, etc. containing personal data must be stored in a locked drawer or cabinet.

  • Physical folders are placed in a locked office or in locked cabinets.

  • Personal data in physical folders are erased by shredding.

  • All employees must be instructed in what to do with personal data and how to protect personal data.

 

Website and Cookie

  • The Personal Data Regulation allows you to treat personal data only legally for the purpose for which they have been collected. If you want to use data for purposes other than the original, you must always have the consent of the registrant.

  • Upon receipt of a business card from a customer you have his consent. If you write his information you need his signature on this paper to have a formal requirement for consent if you want to use his information. Then the customer allows OnRobot to use his data for purposes other than communication, upcoming promotions, product updates or further news including upcoming promotions, product updates and further news.

  • According to the Cookie Act, OnRobot must have the user’s consent to use this software on the user’s equipment. On The company’s intranet or similar closed group, the rules in the E-data protection directive do not apply.

Disclosure

Personal data about employees may be disclosed to public authorities such as the Danish Customs and Tax Administration and pension companies.

Processors

OnRobot only uses processors if they are able to provide the required guarantees that they will implement appropriate technical and organisational security measures to comply with personal data law. All processors must sign a processor agreement before processing commences.

Rights                                                                      

OnRobot safeguards the rights of data subjects, including the right to access, withdrawal of consent, rectification and erasure and will inform the data subjects of OnRobot’s processing of personal data. Data subjects are also entitled to appeal to the Danish Data Protection Agency.

Personal data breach

In case of personal data breach, OnRobot will report the breach to the Danish Data Protection Agency as soon as possible and within 72 hours. The manager is responsible for this reporting taking place. The report will outline the breach, the groups of persons affected and the impact the breach may have on these persons and how OnRobot has remedied or intends to remedy the breach. If the breach entails a high risk for the persons about whom OnRobot processes personal data, OnRobot will also notify these persons. OnRobot s will document any personal data breach on an access-controlled drive.

Erasure of data

The customer should assess when personal data need to be erased by asking the question:

When is it no longer necessary to store the personal data?

OnRobot follows the practice of the Danish Data Protection Agency:

Applications Are erased after 6 months in connection with job interviews. Unsolicited applications are erased immediately.
Employee data Are erased 5 years after termination of employment.
CCTV surveillance Is erased after 30 days.
Telephone conversations Are erased immediately or after up to 3 months.
Accounting records Must be stored for 5 years from the end of the financial year.


 

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