OnRobot Launches the New 3-Finger Electric Gripper with Large Stroke for Handling Wide Range of Cylindrical Objects and the Soft Gripper for Highly Flexible, Food-Grade-Certified Handling

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OnRobot, the makers of a full line of plug-and-produce robotics tools for collaborative applications, continues to drive innovation with the release of two new products – the compact, large-stroke 3FG15 three-finger gripper and the flexible, food-grade Soft Gripper.

OnRobot’s 3FG15 three-finger gripper

The 3FG15 makes previously hard-to-automate precision handling of cylindrical parts easy to program and deploy, and provides flexibility for a wide range of part sizes. The gripper’s design, specifically developed for machine-tending tasks, automatically centers workpieces, resulting in a strong, stable grip and precise placement in machine chucks. The gripper is also ideal for packaging and palletizing applications, and is seamlessly compatible with any major collaborative or light industrial robot arm through OnRobot’s new award-winning One System Solution, the platform that provides a unified mechanical and electrical interface between the robot arms and any OnRobot end-of-arm tooling (EoAT).

“Our new 3FG15 three-finger gripper was developed as a response to existing pneumatic three-finger grippers that are bulkier and less flexible,” says CEO of OnRobot, Enrico Krog Iversen.

The 3FG15 gripper has a maximum stroke of 150mm that can easily handle multiple processes. The innovative three-finger design with a 15 kg (33 lb) payload provides a strong, stable grip for both forms fit (internal) or friction fit (external) gripping, adding flexibility to any implementation.

3FG15 Features:

  • Precise stable grip with automatic centering
  • Large 150mm stroke for parts from 20mm to 150mm
  • Form fit (internal) and friction fit (external) gripping
  • 15kg payload
  • Weight 1.15kg, gripping force 10-240 N
  • Fast, flexible deployment

OnRobot food-grade Soft Gripper

The flexible OnRobot Soft Gripper uses three interchangeable silicon-molded cups in star and four-finger configurations to pick up almost any small object under 2.2kg with a delicate, precise touch. With the soft gripper, automation just got easier for food and beverage and other “clean” applications such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals that need to handle items from eggs to fruit, to bottles or irregular-shaped containers. The electric Soft Gripper is food-grade certified (complies with FDA 21 CFR for non-fatty items and EC 1935/2004) and unlike traditional vacuum grippers, it requires no external air supply, so it can reduce both cost and complexity.

“Our new Soft Gripper is challenging existing solutions for picking hard-to-grasp, delicate and odd-sized items,” says CEO of OnRobot, Enrico Krog Iversen.

While the Soft Gripper is ideal for food and beverage applications, it also provides flexible, delicate gripping for manufacturing and packaging.

Soft Gripper Features:
Up to 2.2kg payload based on shape, softness and friction of items to be handled

  • Grip dimensions ranging from 10mm-118mm depending on cup used
  • FDA certification
  • Flexible, interchangeable silicon cups
  • Ideal handling for delicate objects and irregular shapes
  • No need for supplied air
  • Fast, flexible deployment with seamless integration on all major robot brands