Robotics Industry News
Yaskawa Motoman Introduces New 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper
Yaskawa America, Inc. Posted 09/10/2012
Dayton, OH — The innovative 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper, now available from Yaskawa Motoman, offers unique versatility and agility for handling a variety of parts. Ideal for a wide range of applications including light assembly, sorting and kitting, packaging, machine tending, bin picking and part transfer, the new Adaptive Gripper (Robotiq) has two articulated fingers that can adapt automatically to parts of varying size and shape.
The Adaptive Gripper is extremely flexible and easily handles a high-mix of part types, eliminating the need for a tool changer and multiple tools. Compared to custom tooling, the Adaptive Gripper reduces setup costs and cycle time due to its short stroke and elimination of tool change delays.
Fully programmable, the robotic gripper provides three gripping modes (parallel, encompassing and inside) to handle different part geometries including flat, square, cylindrical and irregular. The Adaptive Gripper features precise force and speed controls to enable handling parts with different rigidities from brittle to stiff. Accurate finger control enables fast cycle times through partial open/closing.
About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 250,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding.
Robotiq is a robot components manufacturer based in Quebec City, Canada. It is a privately funded company founded in 2008. For additional information, visit www.robotiq.com or call 888.762.6847.