OnRobot Soft Gripper a game changer for delicate applications

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Handling delicate items like eggs and fruit is now much quicker and easier with OnRobot’s new Soft Gripper.

This game changing gripper can pick a wide array of irregular shapes and delicate items in food and beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals production, as well as manufacturing or packaging.

As well as delicate food items it can handle bottles and irregular-shaped containers with amazing dexterity.

The flexible OnRobot Soft Gripper uses three interchangeable silicon-moulded cups in star and four-finger configurations to pick up almost any small object under 2.2kg with a delicate, precise touch.

The electric Soft Gripper is food-grade certified (complies with FDA 21 CFR for non-fatty items and EC 1935/2004) and unlike traditional vacuum grippers, it requires no external air supply, so it can reduce both cost and complexity.

Seamless integration with most cobots

“Our new Soft Gripper is challenging existing solutions for picking hard-to-grasp, delicate and odd-sized items,” says OnRobot CEO Enrico Krog Iversen.

“Unlike proprietary solutions, the Soft Gripper offers seamless integration with most collaborative robots and light industrial robots through our One System Solution.”

OnRobot’s award-winning One System Solution is a platform that provides a unified mechanical and electrical interface between leading robot arms and any OnRobot end-of-arm tooling (EoAT).

The One System Solution has been newly expanded to include integration with robots from ABB Robotics and Hanwha Precision Machinery.

Now, users of those robots can take advantage of the unified mechanical and electrical interface of any OnRobot product, for easier integration and faster ROI.OnRobot_Soft_Gripper_06

While the Soft Gripper is ideal for food and beverage applications, it also provides flexible, delicate gripping for manufacturing and packaging.

Key features:

  • Up to 2.2kg payload based on shape, softness and friction of items to be handled

  • Grip dimensions ranging from 10mm-118mm depending on cup used

  • FDA certification

  • Flexible, interchangeable silicon cups

  • Ideal handling for delicate objects and irregular shapes

  • No need for supplied air 

  • Fast, flexible deployment with seamless integration on all major robot brands 

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