Before servicing or repairing robotic tool changer or module, place the tool in the tool holder, close and discharge all energized circuits, clear all stressed connections, and verify that all circuits are de-energized.
The cleanliness of the working environment seriously affects the trouble-free operation of the tool changer. The dirtier the environment, the greater the need for protection against debris. It may be necessary to protect the entire end gripper tool, main plate, tool plate and all modules.
Protective measures include:
- Place tools away from chip generators.
- Tool holder mounting cover.
- Guards, deflectors, air curtains and similar equipment installed on end-grip tools and tool holders.
Do not perform maintenance or repair on tool quick-changes or modules unless the tool is securely supported or placed in the tool holder and all energy connections (eg, electrical, air, water, etc.) are turned off. Relieve stress and turn off power according to customer-specific safety norms and policies. Personal injury or equipment damage may result if the tool is not in place and the circuit is energized.
Regular maintenance plan
The table below provides a visual inspection and regular maintenance schedule. See the Modules section for detailed regular maintenance procedures for all utility modules.
|Periodic Maintenance Checklist
||Tool change frequency
|| < 1min
| > 1min
|Welding/servo/deburring, foundry work (environmental pollution)