• AFD Active Compliance Robotic Arm Attachment
  • AFD72 Robotic End Effector Detail Diagram by PushCorp
  • Vertical Mount AFD72 Robotic End Effector PushCorp
  • Horizontal Mount AFD72 Robotic End Effector PushCorp
  • Table Top Mount AFD72 Robotic End Effector PushCorp


The AFD72 is part of PushCorp's Passive Compliance series. This end effector can apply up to 60 lbf [267 N] in any orientation. Unlike the active series, this equipment relies on an external air pressure regulator to set the applied force. This pressure must change when a new orientation is programmed in order to maintain a constant force. For this reason, the AFD72 is most commonly used for robotic material removal applications with flat or prismatic parts.

The STC1503-BT30, SM1503, STC0605-BT30, and SM0605 are servo spindles optimized to mount to the AFD72. Together, they can automate a wide variety of robotic processes:

If the application will have impact loading, interrupted cuts, or require a heavier spindle our AFD82 is the second largest in the series. It features a more robust set of linear bearings and can apply 100 lbf [444 N].

The AFD72 Series is available in three configurations: AFD72-1 Vertical, AFD72-2 Horizontal, and the AFD72-3 Table Top. The units are functionally identical, but differ in the orientation with which they attach to the robot wrist, or mount to a table. This allows you to optimize robot reach and dexterity for your particular application.


  • Single or Double acting force application
  • Carriage Position Sensor included
  • Integral cartridge air filter
  • Low cost
  • User supplied pressure regulator
  • 60 lbf [267 N] maximum compliant force
  • 0.8 in [20 mm] Linear compliant stroke
  • All fittings, fasteners, and threaded holes are METRIC


Model AFD72
Max Force 60 lbf [267 N]
Force Resolution ±0.7 lb./psi [±45.2 N/bar]
Max Payload Weight 60.0 lbs [27.2 kg]
Weight AFD72-1 - 17 lbs [7.7 Kg]
AFD72-2 - 12 lbs [5.5 Kg]
AFD72-3 - 12 lbs [5.5 Kg]
Compliant Stroke 0.8 in [20 mm]
Supply Air Dry, 5µm Filtered, Non-lubricated, 80 psi [5.5 Bar] max

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