Robotic Grippers: 5 Technologies for Robotic Handling
- Mar 07, 2019-
Robotic grippers are an attempt to recreate the ability of the human hand to grasp and handle objects. Until recently industrial robots were using two-finger grippers for less complex tasks; nowadays though, and as robotic handling becoames a norm in the Factory of the Future, a wide range of gripping technologies have been developed, based mostly on two rules:
the shape of the gripping surface
the force required to grip the object
Below is a list of companies that innovate in the specific area.
Apart from these standard types, variations in direction include:
They also come in 2-jaw and 3-jaw variations
The two solutions of Robot System Products are:
IPR is a manufacturer of peripherals for robotic applications, with a comprehensive range of grippins solutions which include the following:
2-Jaw Parallel Grippers
3-Jaw Parallel Grippers
2-Jaw Angular Grippers
3-Jaw Angular Grippers
2-Jaw Parallel Gripper with Electro-Pneumatic Motor
Modular Gripping System
Apart from these off-the-shelf solutions, IPR can also create customized solutions according to customer needs.
Schmalz is a specialist in vacuum technology.
Vacuum components and gripping end-of-arm robot tooling systems are ideal for automated processes as they are individually designed for the application at hand, providing efficiency and reliability.