The collision protection protects the torch system and robot from mechanical damage. It decouples the torch system from the foremost robot axis and deflects it by up to 10° in case of an unintentional contact with the workpiece or other object. A preset switch point generates a signal that forces the robot to stop. For a reproducible TCP, the readjustment accuracy of the collision protection is ± 0.2 mm (TCP 400 mm). The collision protection is exactly matched to the different torch systems, which is why the HD version of the Power Clutch is designed for the Frontpull, Wire Select and Dual Wire 2.0 torch systems.
The Power Joint – with endless rotation beyond 360° and supporting the transmission of power, gas, air and wire – comes with an integrated collision protection.