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OnRobot to Debut Electrical Grippersat Automate 2024

by Pieter Werner

OnRobot is set to introduce two new electrical grippers, the 2FG14 and 3FG25, at the upcoming Automate 2024 exhibition in Chicago. These products are designed for high-payload, collaborative applications and are notable for their ability to integrate seamlessly with existing robotics systems, offering an array of configurable fingers, flange adapters, and advanced cabling solutions. This development is part of a broader trend towards more adaptable and powerful collaborative robots (cobots) that can handle payloads up to approximately 30 kg (66.13 lb), useful in industrial contexts where manual labor is either impractical or inefficient.

The 3FG25, a three-fingered gripper, offers a payload capacity of 25 kg (55.1 lb) and features a compact, electric design that enhances the capabilities of the latest generation of cobots. The 2FG14, a two-fingered gripper, offers a 14 kg (30.8 lb) payload and is designed to improve handling efficiency in environments such as CNC machine tending, which often involves heavy metal workpieces. This model is particularly noted for its robust construction, capable of operating effectively in environments where workpieces may be exposed to oils or cutting fluids.

In conjunction with these hardware launches, OnRobot has collaborated with Ellison Technologies to introduce a new software solution, AutoPilot powered by D:PLOY, which facilitates the rapid deployment and redeployment of CNC machine tending applications. This platform is designed to significantly reduce the complexity and time involved in setting up automation systems on factory floors, catering to industries facing labor shortages and requiring flexible, efficient automation solutions.

These introductions by OnRobot highlight the ongoing evolution in the field of robotics, where ease of use, flexibility, and the ability to handle significant payloads are increasingly critical. The official release of these products is scheduled for May 30th, 2024, with pre-orders available during the Automate event. These developments not only showcase OnRobot’s commitment to advancing cobot technology but also emphasize the growing role of intuitive, powerful automation solutions in modern industrial applications.

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