A quick change end effector (QCEE) system was developed and tested on a GMF model A-l robot. The QCEE allows for the automatic interconnection of up to three independent pneumatic channels for gripper actuation. The QCEE was designed for a maximum payload of 15 lb. and weighs approximately 5.4 lbs. The system was tested using pneumatic grippers for pick and place operations, and functioned well in a simulated manufacturing environment.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Manipulators (Mechanism--Design and construction; Robots, Industrial--Design and construction; Manipulators (Mechanism)--Programming
Department, Program, or Center
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)
Craig, William, "Robotic quick change end effector system" (1986). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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