Robotiq Announces Vacuum Gripper Compatibility with Cobot Makers

Robotiq's AirPick includes options for one or two suction cups on its vacuum gripper. Source: Robotiq

August 16, 2019      

QUEBEC CITY – Robotiq, which develops tools and software aimed at the collaborative robotics market, announced this week that its latest vacuum grippers, AirPick and EPick, are now compatible with OMRON Collaborative Robot Series, and Techman Robot, in addition to other major cobot brands.

Robotiq EPick vacuum gripper one suction cup

The EPick vacuum gripper also features one or two-suction cup options. Source: Robotiq

AirPick and EPick, announced earlier this year, are fully customizable vacuum grippers designed for a wide range of industrial applications. Robotiq said the grippers are ideal for manipulating workpieces including cardboard, glass, sheet metal, and plastic. Their level of flexibility gives manufacturers complete control over the automation process, while their intuitive features eliminate the need for expensive, complicated, custom-design solutions, the company said in a statement.

“With an estimated two million manufacturing jobs predicted to go unfulfilled within North America by 2020, manufacturers need automation solutions that are designed for industrial needs, easy to use, and flexible,” said Jean-Philippe Jobin, Robotiq’s CTO and co-founder.

Robotiq CTO Jean-Philippe Jobin

Jean-Philippe Jobin, Robotiq CTO

“By expanding the compatibility of Robotiq’s AirPick and EPick to include other leading global cobot brands, we’re continuing to further develop our product family and offer manufacturers the most effective solution for their cobot applications,” Jobin added.

AirPick and EPick’s compatibility expansion comes on the heels of Robotiq’s release of an updated software for its Adaptive Grippers. When these products are combined with leading cobot brands, manufacturers have an effective, low-cost solution for automating applications such as machine tending, pick-and-place, packaging, and assembly, the company said.

For additional information about AirPick and EPick, visit robotiq.com