Festo is now distributing magnetic switch grippers from Magswitch that it said are suitable for machine tending, welding, and pick-and-place operations.
End Effectors / Grippers
Collaborative robot arms and end effectors can be used for a widening variety of applications, thanks to Soft Robotics’ new coDrive technology, which provides a portable pneumatic power supply for its soft grippers.
Founded in 1983 and based in the town of Åseda in Southern Sweden, FT Produktion is a machine shop that supplies metal parts measuring up to 7.5 meters in size to a variety of industries. The company has 25 employees that hail from Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Syria, and Thailand who work in tandem with neighboring company Profilgruppen. […]
Manufacturers could benefit from the human-like dexterity of the Archimedes system, which combines a six-axis robot arm, machine vision, and AI, said Eureka Robotics.
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 […]
The CEO of OnRobot describes the promise and prospects for cobot grippers, which are necessary for a widening range of applications and helping the robotics market grow.
OnRobot A/S announced a unified electrical and mechanical interface for its end-of-arm tooling for collaborative robot arms. The company said it will make robotic applications faster and easier to implement, dramatically simplifying automation. With a single robotic system, a single platform for programming and training, and a single vendor relationship, manufacturers now have access […]
The University at Buffalo developed a two-fingered dynamic gripper that could only refine robotic grasping and improve safety for collaborative robots that work around people. The robotic hand absorbs energy from impacts during collisions. This prevents whatever the robot is holding from breaking, and also makes it safer for people to work with and near […]
Omron, an industry leader in end-to-end automation, will demonstrate an interactive collection of manufacturing equipment, including an autonomous mobile manipulator and Robotiq grippers integrated into its TM Series cobot.
PHD’s new Optimax product line is a drop-in replacement for pneumatic parallel grippers.
Providing the right motor for small precision devices can be challenging, as New Scale Robotics found when it designed a parallel gripper for cobots.
There was no mobile, automated semiconductor production system that enabled component transfer from one step to the next — until KUKA’s new wafer-handling robots.
Robots need to know the reason why they are doing a job if they are to effectively and safely work alongside people in the near future. In simple terms, this means machines need to understand motive the way humans do, and not just perform tasks blindly, without context. According to a new article by the […]
Manufacturers can start production faster with AirPick and EPick, says Robotiq.
OnRobot, which nakes grippers for cobots and industrial robots, is opening a new R&D office in LA. We spoke with the former CEO of Perception Robotics about OnRobot’s strategy.
Schunk has introduced a 24V gripper with IO-link called the Schunk EGP. It is designed for small components during fast-paced pick & place applications. The Schunk EGP electric gripper satisfies the IO-Link Class B Standard suitable for increased power consumption and can be directly connected with an IO-Link Class B Master. Schunk said the EGP […]
As demand for collaborative robots grows, so too must suppliers of end-of-arm tooling. OnRobot, which makes the Gecko gripper, opened its first U.S. R&D office in California.
PHD has released a new jaw-travel option for its GRR grippers, offered the Pneu-Connect X2 with dual grippers, and announced seventh-axis transition plates for its Series ESU and UR cobots.
XYZ Robotics offers standalone vision systems for integrators in addition to turnkey solutions and a compliant tool head for end users.
New Scale Robotics (NSR) has announced the first multi-tool mounting system for Universal Robots (UR) e-Series cobots. The NSR-MTM-3-URe Multi-Tool Mount (NSR-MTM) allows users to mount and control up to three grippers or other tools on one UR e-Series cobot. The NSR-MTM System allows users to quickly set up and perform multiple processes with one robot. […]