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SMAC micro gripper handles fragile parts

SMAC micro gripper handles fragile parts

New from SMAC Moving Coil Actuators is the MGR6 Series Micro Gripper. The SMAC MGR6 Series Micro Gripper has a very low moving mass with two independent axes, and, thanks to a patented Soft-Land routine, is capable of light, controlled forces. It can be used as an end effector on third party robots. The unit […]

By April 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Simmatic smart grippers handle difficult products

Simmatic smart grippers handle difficult products

When it comes to gripping and handling irregularly shaped or loosely wrapped produces, vacuum lifting is often the only viable solution. But some vacuum lifting systems are decidedly more versatile than others, as Dale Simmonds, managing director of Simmatic, explains. In every industry today, there’s constant pressure to increase productivity and drive down costs. Undeniably, […]

By March 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
RARUK adds force sensors for Universal Robots

RARUK adds force sensors for Universal Robots

Universal Robots collaborative robots and Robotiq grippers are already a popular combination for RARUK Automation customers and one that is made even more powerful by the choice available.  RARUK Automation is the only supplier in the UK to offer the complete range of Robotiq off-the-shelf 2-finger, 3-finger and dual grippers and 6-axis torque force sensor. […]

By February 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Goudsmit introduces magnetic power gripper for heavy parts

Goudsmit introduces magnetic power gripper for heavy parts

Goudsmit Magnetics from Waalre, the Netherlands introduces the recently designed magnetic power gripper. This powerful magnetic gripper is suitable for numerous applications. It serves as a lifting magnet for picking up or gripping heavy ferromagnetic parts from 6mm, such as solid steel beams, grilles, plates or milled parts. But the compact neodymium magnet is also […]

By January 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Shadow shortlisted for design award at Innovate 2017

Shadow shortlisted for design award at Innovate 2017

After being thrilled to win a place at Innovate 2017, Shadow Robot Company says it is even happier at being shortlisted at the event for the Design in Innovation Award. The award recognises innovation projects that demonstrate excellent use of human-centred research and design processes (rather than solely technology-led innovation), leading to new products or […]

By November 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pacepacker uses 3D printing for robot end effector

Pacepacker uses 3D printing for robot end effector

Pacepacker Services has used 3D printing to create a gripper to pick up bottles on the packing line of a global hand hygiene company, as part of a huge automation project that has more than doubled the company’s output. One of the key challenges was the packing line needed to handle up to six different […]

By October 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
RARUK Automation introduces dual gripper

RARUK Automation introduces dual gripper

For automation specialists RARUK Automation; Universal Robots and Robotiq grippers & sensors provide the perfect combination for off-the-shelf, customised automation solutions. To widen the scope of this partnership, RARUK Automation has just announced the availability of the new Robotiq Dual Gripper. It is designed specifically for machine tending applications where the robot is required to […]

By September 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
SMC unveils magnetic gripper for uneven workpieces

SMC unveils magnetic gripper for uneven workpieces

SMC has launched a magnetic gripper that helps customers transfer workpieces with irregular surfaces, where prior to now it was difficult to gain sufficient absorption using a vacuum pad. With a holding force of up to 120N, the MHM-X6400 keeps hold of the workpieces even when the air is shut off, giving peace of mind […]

By September 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Schunk introduces HRC collaborative grippers

Schunk introduces HRC collaborative grippers

Typically robots used in manufacturing are kept in cages to protect people working near them from getting hurt. According to many handling experts, this is now changing and that the direct collaboration of humans with robots will soon be an integral part of production automation in a few years. Schunk is working on ‘taming’ grippers […]

By July 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Schunk shows new IO-Link gripper at EMO

Schunk shows new IO-Link gripper at EMO

At the forthcoming EMO exhibition, Schunk will be further expanding its flagship PGN-plus gripper brand with the arrival of the PGN-plus-E with an IO-link. The competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology will be presenting the world’s first lifelong maintenance-free 24V premium electric gripper, which completely fulfils the IO-link class B standard at EMO, […]

By July 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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