New tooling designed for gripping, palletizing, machine tending, tool changing, and tool extension applications for up to 10 kg payloads.
Developing standards for robot end-effectors
ASTM International announced that its developing a standard based on the grasp strength of robot end-effectors.
How a box manufacturer tackled labor issues with robotics
Box manufacturer Alliora had wanted to add automation to its production lines for a while. Unfortunately, its first experience was difficult.
Yaskawa introduces Smart Series plug & play system
Yaskawa announces the Smart Series for collaborative robots. The product line includes robots, grippers and everything necessary to configure and deploy a collaborative robot.
OnRobot MG10 electric magnetic gripper designed for collaborative applications
The OnRobot MG10 electric magnetic gripper features a built-in proximity sensor and doesn’t require compressed air or cables for operation.
OnRobot VGP20 electric vacuum gripper targets heavy-duty palletizing
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 […]
How a Canadian bakery automated its bread packaging line
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.
Piab piSoftgrip 50-2 gripper designed for food automation
The vacuum-based soft gripper can hold sensitive and lightweight oblong objects with odd geometries and/or objects with an unusual surface.
OnRobot launches cleanroom-ready 2FG7 parallel gripper
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.
Six-packs now within reach of robotic grippers with new Piab vacuum system
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 Mini-Picker intended to help smaller enterprises automate bin picking
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.
Gripper maker Soft Robotics announces changes in company leadership
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 increases capacity with automated night shifts
ZAGO Manufacturing faced an increase in demand, but had a limited workforce. It turned to Robotiq and Universal Robots for a robust automated solution.
OnRobot Soft Gripper is designed for picking challenges, food handling
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 launches 3-finger gripper for heavy duty machine tending
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 earns UR+ certification for gripper and mount
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 […]
Gecko Single Pad gripper from OnRobot designed for smaller applications
The new Gecko Single Pad gripper is designed for smaller industrial applications but still uses the same innovative technology as its larger siblings.
Digital Issue: Robotic grippers and end-of-arm tooling
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.
Flexible gripper helps automate pin stamping application
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 […]
OnRobot raises $27.5M to reach for global markets
Cobot end-of-arm tooling maker OnRobot ended a busy 2019 with investment from the European Investment Bank and prominent Danish investors.