At ATX West 2020, OnRobot demonstrated its new VGC10 gripper, described as a small but powerful and highly configurable vacuum gripper with no need for external air supply.
The compact VGC10 is suited for constrained environments and smaller robot arms, while offering a payload of 15 kg (32 lb). It features two independently controlled air channels that allow it to act as a dual gripper with pick-up and release in the same action, further increasing efficiency and reducing cycle time, the company reported. The gripper can also be used with a single air channel for higher gripping performance.
The compact new gripper is compatible with any major collaborative or light industrial robot arm through OnRobot’s new One System Solution platform offering a unified mechanical and electrical interface between the robot arms and any OnRobot EoAT.
“Up until now, manufacturers’ ability to integrate end-of-arm-tooling has been limited by proprietary interfaces, complex programming, and inflexible, limited-use tools. Our product portfolio is a drastic departure from this scenario,” explained Kristian Hulgard, general manager of OnRobot’s Americas division, in a news release.
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