f you are a robot integrator and looking for flexible EOAT, that can not only change shape but can lock its new position, then please read on.
The Valock system is a patented system supplied by VMECA, it is similar to a level spring or compensator but it can also lock, stopping all movement. This is useful if you pick up a panel and rotate upside down, there is no movement in the part. We also supply the same locking feature on the Ball Joint, the ball joint is unique in that the ball and socket are closer to the face of the cup than any other ball type compensator I know of. This means that the radius of the cup about this ball joint is smaller and therefore creates less dragging and ultimately less wear on the cup face. It also can be supplied with a Failsafe (spring loaded) lock, released by applying compressed air to the joint.
Both of these make EOAT adaptive, as they can be automatically adjusted and locked in different positions reducing the amount of tooling options required for different sizes and shapes of product.
If you want more information on the Valocks please let me know.
Alternatively I would be more than happy to arrange an appointment to discuss these and more of the VMECA automotive products.
Look forward to hearing from you.