OnRobot has launched a compact, single-pad version of its Gecko no-mark adhesive gripper designed for applications with small footprints and lower payloads. The Gecko SP is available for payloads of 1, 3 and 5kg.
The award-winning Gecko gripper design uses millions of micro-scaled fibrillar stalks that adhere to a surface using van der Waals forces – as used by the lizard of the same name. The grippers need no compressed air or external power, and can be implemented quickly and easily on any major collaborative or light industrial robot arm.
Because the technology doesn’t mark even high-shine surfaces, it eliminates the need for a cleaning step in manufacturing processes, saving time and improving output. And it can grip even perforated workpieces such as printed circuit boards or aluminium mesh.
According to Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot: “Our unique Gecko technology automates processes that no other gripper can accomplish, and now it’s available in a compact, flexible format that offers our customers even more options.
“This is a true plug-and-play gripper that fulfils our promise of a full range of easy, cost-effective, flexible robotic tooling that lets customers focus on their application rather than the robot.”
OnRobot is supported in Australia through six distributor partners: Mobile Electrics, Scott Automation and Robotics, Collaborative Robots Australia, Auto Controls Systems, Australis Engineering, and Diverseco.