OnRobot takes cobot compatibility to the next level

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Denmark-based OnRobot, a leader in end-of-arm tooling (EoAT) for collaborative robot applications, has unveiled two new products to simplify automation and streamline production.

The new Digital I/O Converter Kit and Quick Changer for OnRobot end-of-arm tooling (EoAT) provides a single platform for a full range of collaborative and light industrial robotic systems.

This unique One-System Solution speeds deployment so manufacturers save time and money.

OnRobot’s Digital I/O Converter Kit allows OnRobot EoATs to work with a full range of leading collaborative and light industrial robot brands.

Building on that initiative, all OnRobot products now have a unified mechanical and communications interface based on the OnRobot Quick Changer, which is now an integrated part of all OnRobot products.

Access to a full range of tools

An additional Dual Quick Changer incorporates these same new capabilities while allowing the use of two tools in one cycle, mixing and matching to suit application needs and maximising robot utilisation.

Now, with a single robotic system, single platform for programming and training, and single vendor relationship, manufacturers have access to a full range of tools, full robot compatibility, and virtually unlimited possibilities for collaborative applications.

OnRobot_EnricoRecep“Manufacturers are demanding more from their robotic applications, and end-of-arm tooling has become the key to optimising their investments,” says OnRobot CEO Enrico Krog Iversen.

“This integration of our Quick Changer across our current product lineup makes it easier than ever to switch between tools and robot types, allowing flexibility and reducing downtime for more efficient production and faster automation ROI.

“This brings us another step closer to a unified OnRobot one-system solution that makes it easy, fast and cost-effective for manufacturers to build collaborative applications, no matter which robots they choose.”

Australia is lagging behind

According to the Australian Robotics Roadmap released last year, Australia is not adopting robotics and automation fast enough.

Figures from the International Federation of Robotics show Australia had a density of 83 robots per 10,000 employees, missing the world average of 85 and way below leaders Korea with 710 and Singapore with 658.

The Roadmap argues that increasing the adoption of robots is crucial to boost the country’s low productivity growth, averaging 1.8 percent per year. An average growth of 2.5 percent is needed to maintain Australia’s standard of living.

James Taylor, General Manager, APAC at OnRobot, said: “The introduction of the One-System Solution is a huge step forward for the industry and is much needed in Australia to help local manufacturers embrace automation easily.

“With a speedy robot deployment process, manufacturers can reduce operational cost and reap the benefits of automation, faster”.

recent report estimates global sales of robotic EoAT will surpass US$2 billion this year, up from US$1.9 billion last year.

OnRobot’s product range features a broad selection of end-of-arm tooling, including electric grippers, force/torque sensors, a vacuum gripper, the award-winning Gecko Gripper and tool changers. 

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