Adaptive EOAT helps robots get a grip without changing tooling


Motoman and Robotiq have formed a partnership to provide dexterous robotic gripper tooling on robots with the goal of increasing manufacturers' application flexibility and reducing their tooling costs. Robotiq, manufacturer of Adaptive Robotic Grippers, and the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America Inc. will offer the industrial-grade adaptive gripper, which has three articulated fingers that can adapt automatically to a wide range of parts of varying size and shape, as end-of-arm-tooling.

The companies say the adaptive gripper is best suited for applications where a wide array of different parts need to be handled by a single robot, with potential sample applications including machine load/unloading, assembly, part positioning, welding, inspection, and material handling....
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