Industrial-grade adaptive gripper for robotics

Motoman Robotics offers an adaptive gripper from Robotiq with three articulated fingers and four operation modes, for robotic machine tending, fixture load/unload, high-mix part handling and kitting, and other industrial applications.

09/07/2011


The industrial-grade Robotiq Robotics Adaptive Gripper, available from Motoman Robotics, is ideal for a wide range of applications including machine tending, fixture load/unload, high-mix part handling and kitting, the company said. The Adaptive Gripper (Robotiq S-Model) has three articulated fingers that can adapt automatically to a wide range of parts of varying size and shape.

The Robotiq Adaptive Gripper is ideal for applications requiring one robot to handle a high mix of part types, eliminating the need for a tool changer and multiple tools. Compared to custom tooling, the Adaptive Gripper reduces setup costs and cycle time due to its short stroke and elimination of tool change delays.

The Adaptive Gripper features four operation modes, including basic, wide, scissor and pinch. Its sensorless grip detection distributes pressure on up to 10 contact points, minimizing potential for part slippage. Delicate or dangerous objects can be easily handled.

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- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com