Robotiq Releases New Adaptive Robot Gripper with Wide Stroke and Advanced Control

Québec City, Canada - Robotiq releases the 2-Finger 140 Adaptive Robot Gripper, a large stroke electric gripper with advanced control features. This flexible Gripper allows a robot to pick a wide range of objects with a single, programmable tool. It is ideal for high-mix pick and place applications in many diverse industries such as electronics, consumer goods and logistics.

The new 2-Finger Gripper comes with a 140 mm programmable stroke and a 2 kg payload. Its built-in advanced controls allow it to detect that a part has been picked, as well as pick soft, fragile or deformable parts without crushing them while maintaining a safe grip when the robot is moving.


"We have important customers who need a robot to handle thousands of different objects every day for their logistic operations. They were involved in the product design process and some of them have already deployed the Gripper to successfully automate flexible handling tasks." explains Robotiq's CEO Samuel Bouchard.

Examples of applications from industries in which the Gripper is already operating are:
- Handling finished printed circuit boards with different geometries at an automotive electronics manufacturer;
- Unpacking bottles in assorted forms and materials at a consumer goods manufacturer;
- Sorting deformable boxes and tubes of various sizes for a pharmaceutical distribution center.

This new product is officially available starting today through Robotiq's global partners. These high-tech distributors can quickly integrate and train local customers to program the Gripper on Universal Robots using a plug and play kit provided by Robotiq.

ABOUT ROBOTIQ
Robotiq exists to free human hands from tedious jobs. The fast-growing company designs and manufactures advanced robot grippers and a force torque sensor. Robotiq is based in Quebec City, Canada.
It works with a global network of highly capable local partners to solve flexible automation challenges in more than 30 countries.

Featured Product

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.