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Class Information
Number: 483
Name: Tool changing >
Description: This is the generic class relating to a process or apparatus comprising use of either (A) means for supporting an implement in position for operative engagement with a workpiece combined with means to transfer the implement to or from that support, or (B) means for storing an implement in a position of repose remote from the operative position, combined with means to transfer the implement to or from the storage means.










Class Number Class Name No. of Patents
483/900

Gripping portion engages tool simultanous with tool rotating in spindle

12
483/16

Including machine tool or component

75
483/28

Reciprocating tool machine tool (e.g., broaching machine, shaping machine, etc.)

82
483/29

Including matrix

87
483/30

Rotary spindle machine tool (e.g., milling machine, boring, machine, grinding machine, etc.)

47
483/54

Direct tool exchange between spindle and matrix

65
483/57

Including means to project tool from matrix

31
483/55

Spindle comprises tool changer

68
483/56

Matrix indexes selected tool to transfer position

87
483/36

Tool changer between spindle and matrix

35
483/51

Including linearly translatable tool changer (e.g., shuttle, ram, etc.)

55
483/53

Orthogonally translatable

33
483/52

Plural tool holders

20
483/38

Including tool holder pivotable about axis

57
483/47

Distinct tool changer for each tool

16
483/48

Including intermediate tool changer

20
483/49

Linearly movable tool holder

44
483/39

Plural tool holders pivotable about common axis

65
483/40

Including intermediate tool changer

30
483/41

Intermediate tool changer includes tool holder pivotable about axis

44
483/44

Linearly movable tool holders

64
483/45

Extensible tool holders

12
483/46

Translatable axis

36
483/43

Tool holders pivotable about plural nonparallel axes

32
483/42

Tool holders pivotable with respect to each other

11
483/50

Tool holder pivotable about plural nonparallel axes

22
483/37

Plural matrices

41
483/31

Tool having specific mounting or work treating feature

99
483/33

Abrading wheel

32
483/34

Including means for angularly orienting tool and spindle

23
483/35

Spindle angularly oriented to align with tool

15
483/32

Tool head

65
483/17

Rotating work machine tool (e.g., screw machine, lathe, etc.)

11
483/27

Direct tool exchange between tool support and matrix

18
483/22

Tool changer between tool support and matrix

20
483/26

Linearly moveable tool changer

9
483/23

Plural matrices

7
483/24

Tool support comprises turret

12
483/25

Linearly moveable tool changer

14
483/19

Tool having specific mounting or work treating feature

19
483/21

Turning tool insert changer

4
483/20

Workpiece holder (e.g., chuck or chuck jaw, collet, etc.)

35
483/18

Tool support comprises rotary spindle

46
483/69

Miscellaneous

44
483/1

Process

181
483/901

Robot end effectors

103
483/902

Tool grippers

78
483/58

Tool transfer to or from matrix

43
483/65

Including tool pot or adapter

46
483/66

Indexing matrix

41
483/68

Chain or belt

64
483/67

Rotary disc

61
483/59

Matrix including means to latch tool

92
483/60

Matrix including means to project tool for transfer

25
483/62

Pivoting

37
483/61

Rectilinear

48
483/63

Plural matrices

42
483/64

Including tool replenishing

27
483/7

With control means energized in response to activator stimulated by condition sensor

61
483/8

Responsive to tool identifying information

20
483/9

Identifying information on tool or tool holder

48
483/10

Responsive to tool

46
483/11

Including means to monitor and control, i.e., adaptive machining

23
483/13

With means to condition or adjust tool or tool support

72
483/4

With means to regulate operation by means of replaceable information supply (e.g., templet, tape, card, etc.)

36
483/5

Replaceable information comprising tool location

20
483/6

Including determining optimum tool access path

7
483/14

With means to transfer work

104
483/15

Plural machine tools, e.g., flexible manufacturing

50
483/2

With safety means

22
483/3

Guard

60
483/12

With signal or indicator

25
 
 
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