The new onrobot food grade flexible gripper can take and place various irregular shapes and fragile articles in the production, manufacturing or packaging of food and beverage, cosmetics and drugs
Odense, Denmark, April 7, 2020 – onrobot, a manufacturer of a full range of plug and play robot tools for collaborative applications, today released flexible grippers to make it easier to automate food and beverage, as well as other cleaning applications such as cosmetics and drugs – which need to deal with everything from eggs and fruits to bottles or irregularly shaped containers. The flexible onrobot flexible gripper uses three replaceable star silicone molded cups in a four finger configuration, which can grasp any small object weighing less than 2.2kg with light and accurate touch. The electric flexible gripper has passed food grade certification (in accordance with FDA 21 CFR non fat articles standard and EC 1935 / 2004 EU food contact materials regulation). Different from the traditional vacuum clamping claw, it does not need external air source, which can reduce the cost and bid farewell to cumbersome work.
Enrico Krog Iversen, chief executive of onrobot, said: “our new flexible gripper challenges the existing solutions and can grasp difficult, fragile and irregular objects. Unlike proprietary solutions, flexible grippers can be seamlessly integrated with most collaborative robots and light industrial robots through our integrated solutions.”
Onrobot’s award-winning integrated solution platform provides a unified mechanical and electrical interface between the leading robot arm and any onrobot arm end tool (eoat). The integrated solution has been expanded to include integration with abb robots and Hanhua precision machinery robots. Now, users of these robots can take advantage of the unified mechanical and electrical interfaces of any onrobot product to achieve easier integration and faster return on investment.
The flexible gripper is ideal for food and beverage applications. At the same time, it can also provide flexible and lightweight grip for manufacturing and packaging.
Features of flexible gripper:
·According to the shape, softness and friction of the article, the maximum load can be 2.2kg
·The clamping finger range is 10mm-118mm, depending on the cup used
·Flexible and replaceable silicone cup
·Ideal for handling fragile objects and irregular shapes
·No air supply is required
·Rapid and flexible deployment, seamless integration with all major robot brands