Active Compliance Force Device
The PushCorp AFD1240 Series Force Device is the most powerful and rugged tool in the product line. This unit was developed in response to customer's needs for increased force capacity and carriage stroke.
The AFD1240 Series is available in two configurations: AFD1240-1 Vertical and the AFD1240-2 Horizontal. The units are functionally identical, but differ in the orientation with which they attach to the robot, either vertically or horizontally. This allows you to optimize robot reach and dexterity for your particular application.
The AFD1240 Series coupled with the FCUFLEX Controller use patented force control technology to provide incredibly accurate performance. This superior performance benefits you by immediately providing greater processing throughput with more consistent, higher quality results.
Here are just a few operations the AFD1240 Series, matched with the proper process equipment, can accomplish faster, more accurately, and with greater control than ever before:
- Weld Shaving
- Any other process which requires an accurate, compliant, continuously adjustable applied force.
- Quick setup
- Consistent force regardless of orientation
- Automatic acceleration compensation
- Automatic payload weight measurement
- Force can be varied based on slide position
- 269.8 lb [1200 N] maximum compliant force
- 1.4 in [36 mm] Linear compliant stroke
- Fast mechanical response
- All fittings, fasteners, and threaded holes are METRIC
|Max Applied Force:||269.8 lbs [1200 N]|
|Force Resolution:||±0.8 lb. [±4.0 N]|
|Update Rate:||2 mSec|
|Max Payload Weight:||269.8 lbs [122.4 kg]|
AFD1240-1 - 79 lbs [35.8 Kg]
AFD1240-2 - 45 lbs [20.4 Kg]
AFD1240-3 - 58 lbs [26.3 Kg]
|Compliant Stroke:||1.4 in [36 mm]|
|Supply Air:||Dry, 5µm Filtered, Non-lubricated, 80 psi [5.5 Bar] max|
|Specifications subject to change without notice.
U.S. Patent No. 5,448,146
Specifications subject to change without notice. These values are based on measurements taken in a laboratory environment. Real-world results may be degraded due to external factors beyond PushCorp’s control.
U.S. Patent No. 5,448,146
The AFD1240 Series Compliant Force Device uses an active closed-loop control scheme where, the it works in concert with a remote FCUFLEX Active Compliance Controller. This controller executes proprietary algorithms and continuously monitors the force applied to the work surface via a precision load cell. By immediately correcting any detected force variation, this advanced technology allows the AFD1240 Series to apply forces accurate to within ±0.8 lbs. [±4.0 N] over their entire operational force range.
Active compliant force control provides many useful features. The AFD1240 Series have the built-in ability to precisely weigh the process equipment and compensate for gravity induced forces in any orientation. This means that if you want to apply 8.2 lbs. [36.5 N] of force to a surface, then the AFD1240 will apply 8.2 lbs. [36.5 N] in any orientation; horizontal, vertical, even upside-down, without
any additional integration effort from you. In addition, force variations due to acceleration effects are automatically corrected allowing you to use much higher speeds over contoured surfaces and around corners.
Integrating the AFD1240 Series system into your workcell could not be any easier, since the system is completely stand-alone and is not robot dependent. The installation setup consists of mounting the FCUFLEX Controller, attaching one small flexible air supply line, mounting the AFD1240, and connecting the supplied controller cable to the AFD. The simple software setup means that you can be up and running your process in a matter of minutes.
All these features combine to make the PushCorp AFD1240 Series the most advanced, dependable, and cost effective force control system available today.