Product Profile: Misumi’s Applied Robotics OG-A Pneumatic 2-Finger Toggle Gripper
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Product Profile: Misumi’s Applied Robotics OG-A Pneumatic 2-Finger Toggle Gripper

What is it? The Applied Robotics OG-A is a two-finger toggle gripper with a high grip force and non-reversible mechanism, suitable for heavy industrial applications.  The 180-degree jaw opening allows for part clearance without having to back the gripper out of the workspace. The driving mechanism is guided along the entire stroke. The toggle mechanism…

Aerobotix, FerRobotics Develop End-of-Arm-Tool Sander for Flammable Dust
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Aerobotix, FerRobotics Develop End-of-Arm-Tool Sander for Flammable Dust

Aerobotix and FerRobotics have announced a partnership to create the first Class II, Division 1 (C2D1) end of arm tool (EAOT) automated sander. Meeting a demand for a hazardous-environment solution that achieves time and cost efficiencies along with enabling safer work environments, the special orbital sander lessens human involvement in hazardous tasks.

 

OnRobot to Preview D:PLOY Software to Speed Robot Machine Cell Deployment
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OnRobot to Preview D:PLOY Software to Speed Robot Machine Cell Deployment

OnRobot has announced it will preview its automated, application-centered D:PLOY software platform for robotic deployment at next week’s IMTS 2022 show in Chicago. The system can automatically discover and configure all the components in a robotic cell – including collaborative or light industrial robot arm and tools, as well as integrating external I/O from sensors and machines.

 

Australia’s Blueprint Lab Changes Name to Reach Robotics
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Australia’s Blueprint Lab Changes Name to Reach Robotics

Blueprint Lab Pty Ltd., based in Sydney, Australia, has announced it will change its corporate name to Reach Robotics to reflect the company’s mission and technologies. The company creates advanced robotic arm solutions for harsh environments, enabling inspection and intervention in maritime infrastructure management, military and police operations, among other tasks.

 

Sarcos Subsidiary RE2 Achieves Technical Milestone with Underwater Robotic Gripper
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Sarcos Subsidiary RE2 Achieves Technical Milestone with Underwater Robotic Gripper

RE2 LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp., has announced it achieved a significant technical milestone with its Strong Tactile mARitime hand for Feeling, Inspecting, Sensing and Handling (STARFISH). The underwater end-of-arm tooling project is being funded through the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research to develop an advanced gripper with tactile feedback for mine countermeasures and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) for the Navy. The company said it has successfully assembled and lab-tested a complete STARFISH gripper that can grasp and hold a variety of different objects.

 

OnRobot Launches Palletizer Solution to Ease Manual Tasks
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OnRobot Launches Palletizer Solution to Ease Manual Tasks

Denmark-based OnRobot has launched the OnRobot Palletizer solution, a collaborative application package designed to reduce the physical and financial pain from palletizing processes. The system can handle many different sizes of boxes, patterns, pallets and stacking heights, and is compatible with collaborative and light industrial robots from brands such as Doosan, FANUC, OMRON, Techman and Universal Robots.

 

Soft Robotics Expands Commercial Focus for mGripAI Gripper
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Soft Robotics Expands Commercial Focus for mGripAI Gripper

Soft Robotics has announced it expanded the commercial focus for its mGripAI artificial intelligence-enabled picking solutions, to include the consumer goods, e-commerce and logistics industries. The combination of 3D vision, AI and soft grasping gives industrial robots the dexterity and hand-eye coordination of human workers, enabling their use in unstructured applications that include order fulfillment, sortation, decanting, and kitting, the company said.

 

Celera Motion Expands Aura Absolute Chip Encoder Series
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Celera Motion Expands Aura Absolute Chip Encoder Series

Celera Motion has announced new sizes and capabilities for its Aura Absolute Chip Encoder series of rotary and linear optical encoders with MicroE technology. The new line of products aims to meet all the typical sizes needed in a robot arm – from small end effectors at the end of an arm to the upper shoulder joints.

 

RightHand Robotics Raises $66M for Autonomous Picking System
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RightHand Robotics Raises $66M for Autonomous Picking System

Boston-based RightHand Robotics, which develops autonomous picking systems for order fulfillment, has announced it raised $66 million in a Series C financing round. The company said it plans to use the funding to accelerate product and business development, scale its global presence and partner network, and expand its offices and invest in talent acquisition.