Canadian company Robotiq makes flexible, programmable tooling for industrial and other types of robots. Robotiq CEO and co-founder, Sam Bouchard, recently visited RobotWorx to demonstrate the innovative design and capabilities of the Robotiq Adaptive Gripper S-Model.
The Robotiq Adaptive Gripper acts much like a human hand, using its three fingers to hold materials and objects securely. Each of the three gripper-fingers has three articulated phalanges. The gripper's innovative design allows for four distinct grasping configurations, which Robotiq defines as cylindrical, spheroid, scissor, and pinch.
Another unique fact about the Robotiq Adaptive Gripper is its programmability. Users can program the gripper's grasping mode, speed, and force with a teach pendant. A programmable EOAT provides a number of advantages including time savings and cost reduction.
Robotiq Adaptive Gripper Benefits:
Safety - This robot EOAT is easy on materials and objects. Its design allows for a secure grip without the force that can sometimes damage materials.
Versatility - The Robotiq Adaptive Gripper can be used for a variety of applications and a wide variety of different sized and shaped objects. If more precision is needed, the gripper is easily configured to work with vision and force-torque sensors.
Simplicity - The gripper offers a simplified approach to robot tooling. Its versatility makes complex fixtures and tooling unnecessary.
Speed - Previously, when the EOAT needed to be switched, a tool changer was necessary. With the Robotiq Adaptive Gripper, this component is no longer needed. With the tool changer, cycle times are significantly reduced. The Robotiq gripper is also very fast to set up.
Savings - The Robotiq gripper reduces system costs by eliminating the need for a tool changer and fixtures.
For more information contact RobotWorx at 740-251-4312.