OnRobot, a manufacturer of end-of-arm tooling for collaborative applications, has announced the release of a smart, complete-out-of-the-box screwdriver.
The OnRobot Screwdriver is designed to enable manufacturers to automate repetitive, unergonomic and inconsistent manual assembly processes.
“This is one of our most advanced products to date,” said Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot.
“We’ve designed an automated screwdriving tool that simplifies a highly complex process for our users, making it cost-effective and easy for manufacturers to see fast results in terms of higher uptime, output, consistency and quality.”
To programme the OnRobot Screwdriver, users enter the appropriate screw length and torque value into the user interface that is integrated into a robot’s teach pendant.
With precise torque control and embedded axis, the OnRobot Screwdriver automatically calculates the speed and force required for consistent, accurate screwdriving.
It can detect incorrect screw length, which can help improve overall quality and reduce scrap.
Featuring a unique ‘z-axis’, screws are retracted inside the tool and driven automatically once the robot arm moves into position, which reduces robot arm movement and additional programming.
Screws up to 35mm long are retracted completely inside the OnRobot Screwdriver when moving until the screwdriving process is initiated.
The new tool can handle a wide range of screw sizes and lengths, from M1.6 to M6, and up to 50mm long.
Via simple programming and an easily exchangeable bit system, the OnRobot Screwdriver can be quickly changed over to a different screw size, length or product line in minutes.