Soft Gripper Picks Small Objects Using a Unique Design

Automate 2019: This flexible gripper is designed to pick a range of small objects.

Robotic grippers that can pick multiple objects of different shapes with the same programming are in demand, and so are soft, compliant grippers that are safe to use on #cobots. 

Festo showed us a product which represents their solution for this niche application. Check out the video for an explanation of how it works.

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James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.