The AFD1240 is part of PushCorp’s Active Compliance series. This end-effector can apply up to 215 lbf [956 N] in any orientation automatically. Consequently, this tooling is essential for automating robotic material removal applications where parts have complex or curved geometry.

The STC0612SM0612STC1015, and STC1515 are servo spindles optimized to mount to the AFD1240.  For belt sanding applications our RBS372 would also be an excellent pairing. Together, they can automate a wide variety of robotic processes:

  • Robotic Grinding
  • Robotic Sanding
  • Robotic Polishing
  • Robotic Deburring
  • Robotic Belt Sanding
  • Robotic Drilling

The AFD1240 is the largest active compliance device available. It features heavy-duty linear bearings to handle applications with impact loading and interrupted cuts.

The AFD1240 Series is available in two configurations: AFD1240-1 Vertical and the AFD1240-2 Horizontal. The units are functionally identical but differ in the orientation with which they attach to the robot. The AFD1240-1 applies force perpendicular to the robot’s faceplate, whereas the AFD1240-2 is parallel. These configurations allow you to optimize robot reach and dexterity for your particular application.

The FCUFLEX controller is used to set the applied force and monitor I/O. This equipment can be controlled using a PLC, robot controller, or PC.


  • Quick setup
  • Consistent force regardless of orientation
  • Automatic acceleration compensation
  • Automatic payload weight measurement
  • Force can be varied based on slide position
  • 215 lbf [956 N] maximum compliant force
  • 1.4 in [36 mm] Linear compliant stroke
  • Fast mechanical response
  • All fittings, fasteners, and threaded holes are METRIC


Model AFD1240
Max Force 215 lbf [956 N]
Force Resolution ±0.8 lb. [±4.0 N]
Max Payload Weight 215 lbs [97.5 kg]
Weight AFD1240-1 – 79 lbs [35.8 Kg]
AFD1240-2 – 45 lbs [20.4 Kg]
Compliant Stroke 1.4 in [36 mm]
Supply Air Dry, 5µm Filtered, Non-lubricated, 80 psi [5.5 Bar] max