RFID ensures correct tooling

SAS Automation has introduced a new Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) with RFID tags to automatically ensure the correct tooling is used with the corresponding operation and equipment.

SAS has applied an RFID tag in a Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) mounting plate to identify itself when mounted and installed on a standard Quick Change Mounting Chuck, mounted to the robot.
Important features of this system are to identify the correct robotic EOAT gripper is mounted to the robot running the applicable program and confirm the rest of the critical equipment is installed - including the correct die or mould in stamping, plastics or packaging operations.
RFID tags prevent costly damage due to system crashes, reduce labour costs, and are critical during line changeovers.
New SAS EOAT RFID has built-in I/O capability up to 8 channels of RFID and can be integrated into existing platforms, and supports PROFIBUS -DP, DeviceNet, Modbus-TCP, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. Furthermore the data carriers use state-of-the-art FRAM storage technology for virtually an unlimited number of write operations and had high temperature data carriers rated up to 210°C.

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