The AFD82 is part of PushCorp’s Passive Compliance series. This end effector can apply up to 100 lbf [444 N] in any orientation. Unlike the active series, this equipment relies on an external air pressure regulator to set the applied force. This pressure must change when a new orientation is programmed in order to maintain a constant force. For this reason, the AFD82 is most commonly used for robotic material removal applications with flat or prismatic parts.

The STC0612-BT40SM0612STC1015, and STC1515 are servo spindles optimized to mount to the AFD82. For weld shaving applications our SWS100-3.7 or SWS100-7.2 would also be excellent pairings. Together, these products can automate a wide variety of robotic processes:

  • Automated Grinding
  • Automated Sanding
  • Automated Polishing
  • Automated Deburring
  • Automated Weld Shaving

If the application will have impact loading, interrupted cuts, or require a heavier spindle our AFD92 is the largest in the series. It features an even more robust set of linear bearings and can apply 250 lbf [1112 N].

The AFD82 Series is available in three configurations: AFD82-1 Vertical, AFD82-2 Horizontal, and the AFD82-3 Table Top. The units are functionally identical, but differ in the orientation with which they attach to the robot wrist, or mount to a table. This allows you to optimize robot reach and dexterity for your particular automation application.


  • Single or Double acting force application
  • Carriage Position Sensor included
  • Integral cartridge air filter
  • Low Cost
  • User supplied pressure regulator
  • 100 lbf [444 N] maximum compliant force
  • 1.6 in [40 mm] Linear compliant stroke
  • All fittings, fasteners, and threaded holes are METRIC


Model AFD82
Max Force 100 lbf [444 N]
Force Resolution ±1.4 lb./psi [±90.4 N/bar]
Max Payload Weight 100.0 lbs [45 kg]
Weight AFD82-1 – 34 lbs [15 Kg]
AFD82-2 – 24 lbs [11 Kg]
AFD82-3 – 24 lbs [11 Kg]
Compliant Stroke 1.6 in [40 mm]
Supply Air Dry, 5µm Filtered, Non-lubricated, 80 psi [5.5 Bar] max