Box manufacturer Alliora had wanted to add automation to its production lines for a while. Unfortunately, its first experience was difficult.
Yaskawa announces the Smart Series for collaborative robots. The product line includes robots, grippers and everything necessary to configure and deploy a collaborative robot.
The OnRobot MG10 electric magnetic gripper features a built-in proximity sensor and doesn’t require compressed air or cables for operation.
After a busy year product-wise in 2020, OnRobot released its first new end-of-arm tool (EOAT) for 2021. The VGP20 is an electric vacuum gripper that can handle payloads of 20kg (44.09lbs). OnRobot said the VGP20 is “compatible with all leading robot brands” and is designed primarily for heavy-duty palletizing applications, but it can be used for […]
A Canadian bakery uses a UR10 cobot and six-finger Soft Robotics mGrip gripper to grab loaves of bread and carry them to a bagging machine.
The vacuum-based soft gripper can hold sensitive and lightweight oblong objects with odd geometries and/or objects with an unusual surface.
The 2FG7 parallel gripper offers a maximum payload of 11 kg (24.3 lb), an external grip range of up to 74 mm (2.91 in) and a gripping force of between 20-140 N.
Grabbing some beer is now possible for packaging and palletizing robots, thanks to a new gripper from Piab. It has designed a vacuum system that can handle six-packs without damaging them.
Scape Technologies has added the SCAPE Mini-Picker to its robotic bin-picking line as an introductory product that is more affordable and has many of the features of its other systems.
End-of-arm tooling maker Soft Robotics has announced the appointment of a new executive chairman and a new chief operating officer, as well as the departure of its CEO.
ZAGO Manufacturing faced an increase in demand, but had a limited workforce. It turned to Robotiq and Universal Robots for a robust automated solution.
The new OnRobot Soft Gripper is designed to work without an external air supply. The end effector comes in three configurations, is FDA-certified, and works with the One System Solution.
OnRobot has been upfront about its aggressive plan to expand its product portfolio. It appears the Danish company is sticking to its word as it just released its second new product in about one week. The new OnRobot 3FG15 three-finger gripper features a 150mm stroke and 15 kg (33 lb) payload. It offers a gripping […]
New Scale Robotics, which develops smart automation tools for flexible manufacturing operations, announced today that two of its products have received UR+ certification from Universal Robots. The NSR-PG-10-20-URe Gripper/Caliper and NSR-MTM-3-URe Multi-Tool Mount are now approved to work with the UR e-Series of collaborative robots to provide users with fast deployment, simple programming and reliable […]
The new Gecko Single Pad gripper is designed for smaller industrial applications but still uses the same innovative technology as its larger siblings.
In this month’s issue of The Robot Report, a special print insert in Design World, we get a grip on robotic manipulation and end-of-arm tooling.
Tomenson Machine Works is a third-generation, family-owned manufacturer of precision hydraulic manifolds used in a variety of machinery across the agricultural, mining, and construction industries. Founded in 1977 by Thomas Roake, the Chicago-based company has become a world leader in hydraulic manifolds with the products now considered a “gold standard” in the industry. The company turned […]
Cobot end-of-arm tooling maker OnRobot ended a busy 2019 with investment from the European Investment Bank and prominent Danish investors.
RBR50 company Soft Robotics Inc. announced its mGrip modular gripping system is now available through FANUC’s global distribution network. FANUC is the world’s largest industrial robot manufacturer, so this partnership offers an opportunity to accelerate adoption of soft robotic grippers. The mGrip system enables users to set up their own configurations of the grippers based on […]
The certified URCap software provides a one system interface for OnRobot’s new versions of RG2, RG6, and VG10 grippers with Universal Robots’ collaborative robot arms.