|Rumble Robot Safety Mount|
Rumble Robot Safety Mount
The Rumble Robot Safety Mount or Safety Switch is designed to prevent expensive damage and downtime caused when a robot end effector strikes a work-piece or other obstruction. This can result from programming errors, welding wire sticking, improper work-piece positioning, and obstructions from open clamps. The Safety Mount incorporates a built-in switch that shuts down the robotic system in response to a 1/8 in. (3mm) deflection of the welding gun or other tool or gripper. This prevents damage to the robot, work-piece and fixture. Once the obstruction is cleared, the Safety Mount automatically resets tool to the original position and the robotic system is ready to resume production. This contrasts with 'breakaway' devices that require time consuming reassembly and re-programming whenever a shutdown occurs. The rugged, sealed unit weighs only 900g (2 lb) and is electrically insulated from the robot arm. The Safety Mount attaches directly to all popular robots by means of an insulated wrist-flange adapter. Brackets are available to suit a variety of gun, tool, or gripper dimensions.