Product information

Exchange robots and machines hands and tools automatically


  • Load capacity:40kg(392N)
  • Optional parts can be equipped

The BL QUICK-CHANGE Model Flex-40B is a device for automatic tool changing, designed to enable robots and automated equipment to automatically change end-effectors or other peripheral tooling. A ball-locking mechanism allows for high coupling force and increased moment. To meet your specific application requirements, such as material handling, assembly and deburring, you may select various options in pneumatic ports and electrical contacts, including motor-driving ampere capacity.


Master plate Attachments
・6 bolts(M5×35)
・1 locating pin
※Seal plate, O-ring and screws are pre-assembled.

Features of Flex-40B

Various Range of Utilities

The system can be structured to meet individual customer applications by varying the size and number of electrical contacts and pneumatic ports.

Lock without touching

The Master plate can lock onto the Tool plate with a gap between them.

Superior fail-safe locking mechanism

BL’s unique lock/unlock mechanism contains a mechanical fail-safe feature witch does not allow the Master and Tool plates to uncouple if the air pressure is shut off.


Ordering Information


Electrical signal contact block
3A×15 D-sub 15 contactsFlex-40B-M(T)-D15A,D15B

3A×15 D-sub 15 contactsFlex-40B-M(T)-J16A,J16B

3A×15 D-sub 15 contactsFlex-40B-M10A,M10B

3A×15 D-sub 15 contactsFlex-40B-M(T)-A16A,A16B

3A×15 D-sub 15 contactsFlex-40B-M(T)-A08A,A08B

Non-contact electric signal block
3A×15 D-sub 15 contactsFlex-40B-M(T)-B15NA_B,B15PA_B(Master side only),B15DA_B(Tool side only)

Pneumatic ports
3A×15 D-sub 15 contactsFlex-40B-M(T)-P18A,P18B

3A×15 D-sub 15 contactsFlex-40B-M(T)-P14A,P14B

Lock/unlock sensor
3A×15 D-sub 15 contactsFlex-40B-M(T)-SA,SB

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