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Tool changer's mechanical interface connectors?

Tool changer's mechanical interface connectors?

Tool changer's mechanical interface connectors?

Dear friends,

I am designing a tailored tool changer for our special assembly robot. Now I am trying to figure out how to deal with leading in electrics through the mechanical tool changer interface. For me it seems that companies who manufacture tool change systems produce their own interface connectors.

Please, if you have any thoughts, pass in your suggestions for connectors for automatic tool changers? Or just a clue where to start looking for suitable ones? Connectors should have low insertion force and align easily.

Thank you!

Best regards,


RE: Tool changer's mechanical interface connectors?

Dear TS,

         How many electrical feeds and returns are you trying to put through? This may help in a search I can run at work.

All the best,


RE: Tool changer's mechanical interface connectors?

Harting make electrical/pnuematic modue connectors, typically we use (i believe) HAN24 size, this gives 8 modules width including polarised locating pins.

Modules available include 3 way pneumatic, 16 pole signal, 3 pole power (quite high currrent rating).

Not sure if these are any use for your application but may be worth a look, i believe we buy from CO-TRON (UK).



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