Finally, a solution to robot tooling and gripper setup is now available!  If you have spent any time at a robot adjusting the machine to compensate for different tooling or grippers, then you can understand how powerful this measuring device can be.  By using precision measuring equipment, you can now determine or set-up the tooling/grippers to conform to the process.  Or, you can measure the offset and compensate by adjusting the robot parameters.  Either way, this powerful device will make tooling/gripper setup and calibration much faster, more precise, and easier. 
Like an optical comparator, this device lets you  measure and inspect the gripper/tooling features during set-up. This is done off-line

Figure 1:  RT100 Robot Tooling Presetter

and does not interfere with your production.  This method allows you to stage your tooling/gripper(s) for fast and accurate change-over or replacement. 

RT100 Standard Package includes:

  • Presetting machine
  • Electronic data management system
  • Replaceable adapter
  • Calibration bar
  • Dust  cover
  • Instruction manual
  • Instructional video

Figure 2:  Setting a small robot gripper

Benefits:
Low cost
Accurate
Rapid setup and measurement
Easy to use
Flexible, can be used for all makes of robots
Measurement data can be printed to document setup
stand-alone, no other equipment needed
Easy to use steps:
1. Calibrate unit with calibration bar if necessary
2. Place or connect tooling to adapter
3. Adjust reading head by manually moving to your tool feature to be measured
4. Adjust rotation of tooling until a crisp image is observed
5. Move X and Y axis of read head until tooling feature is at cross-hair
6. Note, record, or output value to printer
7. Adjust tooling if necessary to meet your tooling set-up dimensions measure features and adjust robot
8. Install tooling on robot and your job is done. You can output tool number, feature measurements, and other data to a printer or computer file.