Machine Design

Alignment Compensator

The TCU compensation unit consists of two base plates, connected via elastomer pads, compensate in the X, Y, and. to some extent, Z directions. Angular or rotational errors can be corrected, if required. Depending on the size of the unit, the compensation path in X/Y direction can be 2 to 4 mm, the compensation angle can be between 1.5 and 3.5°. The unit can be optionally equipped with a pneumatic locking device, which locks the module rigid, to prevent the attached tooling or gripper from being moved during actuation of the handling system.

Schunk Inc., 211 Kitty Hawk Dr., Morrisville, NC 27560, (919) 572-2705,

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