Robotic End of Arm Tooling: Maximum Payload Considerations

Brant Bullister | April 13th, 2017

When working with robotic arms, several considerations must be accounted for, including the weight of End of Arm Tooling + payload. This calculation is affected by the tooling AND payload's center of gravity. 

Robotic End of Arm Tooling: Maximum Payload

The maximum allowed payload of the robot arm depends on the center of gravity offset. The center of gravity offset is defined as the distance between the center of the tool output flange and the center of gravity. Each robotic arm will have a different graph depicting its specific relationship with the center of gravity offset, found in the specification manual. 

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Brant is from Greenville, SC where he aspired to be a mechanical engineer. He began attending college at Anderson University as part of a dual-degree program that ended with him at Clemson University. Brant graduated with two Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering, the Clemson degree being in mechanical engineering. He started with Cross at the beginning of 2016 as the mechanical design engineer for the Robotics team. While in college, Brant played NCAA basketball, football, and track and field. He and his wife, Emily, are settled in the Charlotte area.