yesterday, onrobot a/s released its gecko single pad or gecko sp gripper, a smaller version of its end-of-arm tool for industrial and collaborative robotics uses.
微信红包接龙二维码unlike other adhesive grippers, which often use suction, onrobot said its grippers use microscopic stalks to exert van der waals forces. this enables them to grasp objects in the same that geckos climb, without compressed air or external power.
As a result, certain pick-and-place robots have fewer parts requiring maintenance, according to the Odense, Denmark-based company.
Gecko SP designed for low payloads
It comes in three sizes — SP1, SP3, and SP5 — named after its capacity in kilograms (2.2, 6.6, and 11 lb., respectively). This is similar to the UR3 and UR5 cobot arms微信红包接龙二维码 from market leader Universal Robots A/S.
the gecko sp can lift flat, smooth, or shiny surfaces without leaving a mark, eliminating a cleaning step in manufacturing processes, said onrobot. it can also perforated items such as circuit boards, aluminum mesh, or head gaskets.
微信红包接龙二维码“our unique gecko technology automates processes that no other gripper can accomplish, and now it’s available in a compact, flexible format that offers our customers even more options,” enrico krog iversen, ceo of onrobot. “this is a true plug-and-play gripper that fulfills our promise of a full range of easy, cost-effective, flexible robotic tooling that lets customers focus on their application rather than the robot.”
Little programming needed
微信红包接龙二维码in addition, the platform allows the gecko sp to be integrated with cobots or light industrial robot arms with little or no programming, said onrobot.
The One-System Solution was recognized last December with a Gold Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) Award for industrial automation at DeviceTalks West, which was co-located with the . Both events were produced by WTWH Media, the parent organization of The Robot Report and .
Also in December, OnRobot, which has offices in nine countries, raised $27.5 million微信红包接龙二维码 (U.S.) to continue its expansion worldwide.