Robotiq Shows Cobot Palletizing, Packaging, Sanding Solutions at AutomateJeffrey Heimgartner
posted on April 08, 2019 |
While manufacturing across sectors may be seeing a boon in new jobs, filling those positions is becoming much harder, especially when those jobs involve heavy, repetitious or hazardous work. More and more industries are turning to companies like Robotiq for easy and innovative collaborative robot (cobot) solutions.
Robotiq unveiled its Hand-E in June. It’s the first electric gripper for the new generation of Universal Robots that has a high accuracy and 50 mm parallel stroke for precision assembly tasks, and, it only takes 10 minutes to set up. (Image courtesy of Robotiq.)
On the heels of releasing its Hand-E in June, Robotiq will host a booth at Automate 2019 to display its current line of plug-and-play grippers, force sensors, camera technology and related software. Adding to the mix will be demonstrations of the company’s new solutions for packaging, palletizing and sanding: AirPick, EPick and the Robotiq Sanding Kit.
AirPick and EPick are customizable vacuum grippers that aim to give manufacturers full control of automation processes. They are designed for user-friendly installation on cobots and suitable for use in a range of industries.
For companies looking to automate pick-and-place assembly, packaging, palletizing or machine-tending applications, these new grippers can handle an array of materials, shapes, sizes and weights. Robotiq’s approach to the design of their robot end effectors and accessories is to emphasize user friendly installation, setup and operation.
The FT 300 Force Torque Sensor has a high stiffness that has less bend when applying a high force to a surface, making it ideal for polishing and other finishing applications. (Image courtesy of Robotiq.)
When it comes to finishing applications, Robotiq already offers the FT 300 Force Torque Sensor. The new Sanding Kit will be the company’s first application-based packaged with hardware and software.
It features a built-in path generator for consistent force during each cycle, which is necessary for finishing applications which remove material. For more information, visit the Robotiq website.