Box manufacturer Alliora had wanted to add automation to its production lines for a while. Unfortunately, its first experience was difficult.
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 […]
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.
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.
piCOBOT, a vacuum-based end-of-arm tool from Piab, is now compatible more collaborative robots and even smaller industrial robots. This is possible thanks to a new generic electrical interface and new mechanical mounting plate options that are in accordance with the ISO 9409-1 standard. piCOBOT was originally certified to work with cobots only from Universal Robots […]