Collaborative robots (Cobots) are being used more and more frequently in electronics manufacturing. These robots are, however, designed to perform one specific task at a time, with task-switching only possible by changing the robot’s manipulator manually. This tool holder enables a Cobot to pick up and use tools without assistance, enabling multiple tasks to be performed via an automated setup.
Tool Holder for Collaborative Robot
Detachable Tool Holder for Collaborative Robot
The tool holder can be customized for any battery-powered tool, and multiple different tools could be used simply by having them within the access range of the robot – i.e. the robot can pick up and use one tool, and then change to a second tool without any manual assistance. Tool sharing is even possible between two robots, or with a human, in overlapping workspaces. The holder itself is 3D printed, meaning new designs for new tools could be very quickly produced. Overall, the tool holder enables greater efficiency in manufacturing processes, by enhancing the automation capabilities of Cobots.
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