Screwdriver/Nutsetter Used in Robotic Application
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A screwdriver device is illustrated in Figs. 1-3 which allows easy pickup and return from and to a tooling plate. This device also provides the capability to overdrive with the robot without damage. It is almost impossible to get a vertical drive speed with the robot identical to the thread speed of a screw or nut; hence, compliance is required and included. This device also provides easy driver change. Simply by pulling the driver or pulling and loosening four ball plungers, the driver is removed. A different tool may then be inserted, and the procedure reversed.