Mechanical connection means
Tool holder for industrial robots
Adapter with modular components for a robot end-of-arm interchangeable tooling system
Locking tool holder Patent #: 4710077
ApplicationNo. 07/125587 filed on 11/25/1987
US Classes:294/88, Magnet- or piston-controlled279/141, MEMBER APPLIES AXIAL FORCE COMPONENT279/29, Side detent279/4.06, Socket type279/79, Spring294/90, Collar-engaging901/29, Wrist901/41Tool
ExaminersPrimary: Cherry, Johnny D.
Assistant: Hoge, Gary C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB25J 15/04 (20060101)
B23Q 1/00 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1986-12-16 FR
AbstractA tool-gripping device for remote manipulators, industrial robots and like assemblies which includes a sleeve provided with a movable locking element having an opening therethrough which is traversed by a stepped pin member associated with each tool and wherein the locking element is resiliently urged and operable to engage the pin member at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis thereof to thereby force the tool into close proximity with the gripping device.