Types of robotic grippers from collaborative robots companies

The physical interface between a robot arm and the workpiece are called robot grippers. The most important part of the robot is end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT). A robotic gripper is a device which enables holding, handling, tightening and releasing of the object. A gripper is a component attached to a robot or a part of a fixed automated system. There are many styles and sizes of grippers which you can select the model for the application.

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Choosing proper gripper is important to ensure successful automation applications. Robotic grippers are also called end-effectors. The benefit of using grippers is the reduction of part damage to the product. The Robotic grippers manufactured by collaborative robots companies are programmable with different function, trading speed, and force of flexibility.

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Robotic grippers with two fingers are the simplest grippers which are used in industrial collaborative robots market. These are easy to manufacture. Different alternatives can be found in the group like opening control, pressure control and distance control. Commonly used from the collaborative robots companies with plug and play feature in the universal robots. The on-robot has two grippers on the waist which expands the handling possibilities and works independently.

The robotic grippers with three fingers are used to pick up delicate objects with strength and precision. They adapt to non-flat surfaces with articulated fingers. The example of this gripper is handling the long tubes as they improve the alignment and efficiency in the quick spins. Grippers with tiny non-articulated fingers are cheaper and can pick cylindrical objects.

Different types of robot grippers in collaborative robots market

The different types of grippers in collaborative robots market are:

  • Robot grippers with flexible fingers
  • Grain-filled flexible ball
  • Semi-professional 3D printed robot grippers
  • Experimental robot grippers
Performance of Collaborative Robots

The robot grippers with flexible fingers are new in the collaborative robots market and are suitable to pick different objects. They are limited to the volume and weight of the object. They are perfect in picking delicate things such as food. The flexible balloon filled with grain picks the object, sucks the air in the balloon and holds the object without damaging in a rigid shape. The grain-filled flexible ball grippers are versatile. It was quite a shock after being released due to its simplicity and concept. They are variations on the object to be picked.

The semi-professional 3D printed robot grippers are used on the objects which are light enough and necessary strength. The experimental robot gripper is used for handling the soft parts from artificial components to natural components such as fruit and meat pieces.

Types of materials used to manufacture robotic grippers by collaborative robots companies

The manufacturers use grippers based on handling application and the type of material. The four types of robotic grippers produce by collaborative robots companies are vacuum grippers, pneumatic grippers, hydraulic grippers, and servo-electric grippers. The vacuum gripper is the standard EOAT in manufacturing due to its high level of flexibility. They use rubber or polyurethane suction cup for picking the items and closed-cell foam rubber layer for completing the application.

The pneumatic grippers are compact in size and lightweight. These grippers can either be opened or closed. The hydraulic grippers are used in an application, which requires a significant amount of force. The servo-electric grippers are used in industrial settings due to easy control. They are highly flexible and allow different material tolerances when handling it. Servo-electric grippers are cost effective due to the cleanliness and no airlines.

The robotic grippers offer many benefits in the workplace, shield workers from dangerous jobs, relieve the bottlenecks and improve the quality. Without the right gripper system, none of these are possible. A well-matched gripper makes the robot an excellent investment to the collaborative robots market.

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