OnRobot launches new compact vacuum gripper

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OnRobot, a leader in robotic end-of-arm tooling, has unveiled a new compact electric vacuum gripper for a wide variety of industry applications.

The VGC10 electric vacuum gripper is based on the design of the award-winning OnRobot VG10 electric vacuum gripper.

The compact VGC10 is smaller and lighter than its larger cousin, so is ideal for constrained environments and smaller robot arms – offering the same impressive payload of 15 kg.

OnRobot says the VGC10 provides fast out-of-the-box deployment and unlimited customisation.

It features easily changeable suction cup options and the ability to add or replace arms to fit highly specific application needs.

With this configurability, the VGC10 can grip and move a wide array of small, multi-dimensional, and heavy objects even with a lighter payload robot arm.

The VGC10 features two independently controlled air channels that allow it to act as a dual gripper with pick-up and release in the same action, further increasing efficiency and reducing cycle time.onRobot_VGC10

Greater production flexibility

The gripper can also be used with a single air channel for higher gripping performance. With no compressor or air supply needed – eliminating the cost, noise, space, and maintenance of producing compressed air – this compact electrical gripper is easy to implement and move.

Fully integrated software through OnRobot’s new One System Solution platform makes it quick to deploy and redeploy on any major collaborative or light industrial robot arm for greater production flexibility.

James Taylor, General Manager, APAC at OnRobot, said: “The roll-out of VGC10 is timely as Asia Pacific countries are embracing robotic automation at an impressive pace.

“Australia registered a density of 83 robots per 10,000 employees in 2018, above the Asian average of 63 units. The VGC10 continues our commitment to help local manufacturers embrace automation easily and enjoy quicker returns through its flexible and compact nature, speedy deployment process and increased power.”

Key features

  • Compact, lightweight, and powerful
  • Replaceable, customisable arms
  • Configurable suction cups
  • 15 kg payload
  • 100mm x 100mm footprint
  • Two independent air channels for dual gripping
  • Built-in electric vacuum
  • No external air supply needed
  • Integrated software
  • IP54 rated for harsh conditions

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