September 30, 2014      

Grabit’s electroadhesion-based grippers offer compelling new solutions in robotic parts handling. Electroadhesion is a highly-flexible, ultra-low energy technology that eliminates the need for bulky, energy-intensive vacuum technology or mechanical grippers. For the energy cost of running a conventional vacuum gripper for one week, a Grabit electroadhesion gripper can run for 10 years.

Grabit grippers offer a flexible solution for handling of smart phones and tablets, printed circuit boards (PCBs), flexible circuit boards, fabrics and textiles, solar panels, glass sheets, composite pre-preg fiber sheets, and sheet metal. Grabit grippers eliminate the need for part specific grippers and slash downtime needed for gripper changeovers.

Grabit products enable new applications and deliver customer-validated direct and dramatic benefits to the bottom line with unprecedented flexibility, performance and low operating costs by offering:

Enhanced Flexibility: Grabit technology eliminates the need for part-specific grippers and minimizes gripper changeover, dramatically reducing costs and downtime.
Reduced Complexity: Grabit grippers do not require vacuum hoses and pumps, reducing complexity and weight and enabling the use of lighter duty and less expensive robots.
Gentle Handling: Grabit grippers offer scratch and smudge-free handling with its clean grasping and eliminates the need to remove residue left by vacuum cups. Grabit’s uniform grasping effect eliminates high “point stresses” on large format glass sheets.
Low Energy & Quiet Operations: Grabit products operate at ultra-low energy levels providing cost savings and enabling mobile robot applications, and also offer quiet operations improving factory conditions and supporting the adoption of collaborative robots.

Download this spec sheet to learn more about Grabit’s electroadhesion-based grippers.